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"CYBERSECURITY: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FOR DEVELOPING ECONOMIES"

  • TRACK ONE: CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND PROTECTION
  • TRACK TWO: COMBATING CYBERSECURITY INCIDENTS IN NEPAL
  • TRACK THREE: SECURITY OF E-ENABLE SERVICES AND APPLICATIONS
  • TRACK FOUR: NATIONAL SECURITY, SURVEILLANCE AND PRIVACY

Conference Sessions | Tracks

The conference program will consist of an opening plenary session, working sessions, panel sessions and a closing plenary session. It is divided into four tracks and two panel discussions. The first day sessions shall begin with Inaugural session and final day will conclude the conference with the Closing session.

DAY ONE: 1 February 2015

TRACK ONE: CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND PROTECTION

This track will explore the issues, challenges and solutions for the protection of critical infrastructures. It will look into the position of Critical Infrastructure Policy (CIP), Vulnerability of Infrastructures and possible recommendations for their protection.

TRACK TWO: COMBATING CYBERSECURITY INCIDENTS IN NEPAL

This track will look into the trends, issues, challenges and solutions of combating/addressing Cybercrime/Cybersecurity incidents & Cybersecurity risk management in Nepal. It will also look into preparedness of law enforcement agencies, existing legal frameworks and bilateral or multilateral cooperation & collaboration.

PANEL DISCUSSION:     CYBERSECURITY INCIDENTS IN SOUTH ASIA AND DEVELOPING REGIONAL COLLABORATION

This panel will discuss on the current position of Cybersecurity in South Asia and will explore common issues and possible areas of cooperation. Country specific panelists shall present their country position on Cybersecurity and Cybersecurity Incident Management Mechanism and follow a moderated discussion. Q&A shall follow the discussion at the end. Experts from Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, will join the panel.


DAY TWO: 2 February 2015

TRACK THREE: SECURITY OF E-ENABLE SERVICES AND APPLICATIONS

This track will examine the vulnerability of the softwares' and applications that enable the services based on ICT infrastructure. The discussion will revolve around major dimensions of security vulnerabilities, ways of protection and agencies responsible for the protection.

TRACK FOUR: NATIONAL SECURITY, SURVEILLANCE AND PRIVACY

National Security, Surveillance and Privacy in the cyberspace are emerging issues relating to the internet and cybersecurity. A thorough discussion on interrelationship between these components will help the government, private as well as technical stakeholders. Apart from that, telecom operators and Internet Service Providers are also brought in the discussion. Whether they are liable on actions of the security agencies? What if they themselves involved in such activities? The discussion in this track will also assess the necessity and scope of regulating cyberspace in relation to national security, surveillance and privacy.

PANEL DISCUSSION:     CYBERS ATTACKS IN FINANCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE IN NEPAL: HOW PREPARED WE ARE?

This panel discussion digs out all the technical as well as human behavioral issues related security attacks to the financial sectors and explore possible solutions. The panel starts with 5-7 minutes opinion from the panelists and followed by Q&A from the moderator and the participants.

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE:

SN. Full Name Designation
1 Babu Ram Aryal Coordinator
2 Rom Kant Pandey Member
3 Bhimdhoj Shrestha Member
4 Dr. Pawan Kumar Sharma Member
5 Hempal Shrestha Member
6 Narayan Thapa Member
7 Reg Bahadur Bhandari Member
8 Bikram Shrestha Member
9 Santosh Sigdel Member
10 Nabinda Aryal Member
11 Suraj Adhikari Member

ADVISORS:

  • Er. Binod Dhakal, President, CAN Federation
  • Prof. Dr. Subarna Shakya, Institutes of Engineering, TU
  • Birendra K Mishra, Director General, Department of IT, GoN
  • Er. Anand R Khanal, Director, Nepal Telecom Authority
  • Er. Suresh Karna, IPP CAN Federation, Chief, MIS/IT Department Nepal Bank Ltd.
  • Sunil Shrestha, SP, Nepal Police
  • Sudhir Parajuli, Chairman, Subusi Cable Net
  • Basanta Ban, CEO, Sangrila Infosys
  • Ratna Tara Baidya, Head IT Department, Nepal Bangladesh Bank

TECHNICAL COMMITTEE:

  • Subhash Dhakal, Director, Department of IT, GoN
  • Guna Keshari Pradhan, Executive Member, CAN Federation
  • Kishor Panth, CEO, Access World
  • Debesh Lohani, Chief, IT Departmrnt, Rastriya Banijya Bank
  • Dr. Sanjeev Pandey, Institutes of Engineering, TU
  • Amar Rajbhandari, Head, Card Departmrnt, Machhapuchre Bank
  • Dibas Neupane, Deputy Director IT, Nepal Rastra Bank

Speakers

Dr. Richard Lamb

Senior Program Manager, Internet Corporation of Assign Name and Numbers (ICANN)

Mr. Lamb is part of ICANN's Security team and has over 35 years of Internet experience as engineer, entrepreneur, and policy expert. Currently responsible for DNSSEC efforts at ICANN including outreach and training, Rick was the technical and policy architect for ICANN's root DNSSEC deployment. He is a frequent speaker and a driving force behind DNSSEC's deployment as a cross-organizational, transnational platform for Internet security innovation and opportunity. Prior to this he was Director of Global IT policy at the US Department of State where he focused on helping policy makers understand technology across a wide range of agencies and governance issues. Before this he founded a number of small networking startups based on his inventions, the last being acquired by Microsoft. His years in the networking field have included implementation and commercialization of a wide range of communication protocols (UUCP, MEP2, BiSYNC, SDLC, X.25, DECNET, Q.921/931, H.323, IPX, TCP/IP). Rick received his doctorate from MIT in 1987.

Mr. Pavan Duggal

Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Practicing as an advocate, Supreme Court of India, for over 2 decades, Pavan Duggal has made an immense impact in the unfolding fields of Cyberlaw and laws related to E-Commerce. He has been closely associated with various organs of the United Nations such as UNESCO, UNDP, UNICEF, Council of Europe and has been invited, as a speaker, to the IGF summits regularly. He was the first person from Asia-Pacific who brought to light the need to address the issue of cyber terrorism at the AMIC Conference at Perth, Australia in 2002. He has been the Legal and Policy Consultant of Internet Mark 2 Project which is examining the next level of Internet. He has been invited to be an associated fellow of the Centre for Asia Pacific Technology Law and Policy (CAPTEL) at Singapore and member of Asian Domain Names Dispute Resolution Center at Hong Kong. Pavan Duggal is the President of Cyberlaw Asia, Asia's first organization committed to the passing of dynamic Cyber laws in the Asian continent.

He has been associated with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Government of India on legal issues related to Cyberlaw and Electronic Governance. He is a member of Advisory Committee on E-Governance in Karnataka constituted by the Government of Karnataka. He is a member of Information Forensic Working Group on e-Information Systems, Security and Audit Association.

Ms. Shalini Ratwatte

Head Of Legal & Corporate Affairs, South East Asia New Markets, Microsoft

Shalini Ratwatte has over twenty years' experience as an Attorney at Law in the corporate sector in Sri Lanka. She was the Country Representative for the Business Software Alliance (BSA) Sri Lanka Committee for six years before taking on her role at Microsoft in 2013. In her capacity as Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs, South East Asia New Markets, she six countries driving awareness and education, enforcement and policy on cyber security and anti-piracy. Prior to specializing in IP Law, Shalini was in the capital markets industry for over 10 years, though she was better known for her passion for wild life and conservation and the landmark cases she initiated as a pro bono environmental lawyer at the Environmental Foundation of Sri Lanka.

GZ Kabir

General Manager & Head of System Integrator, BDCOM Online Limited, Bangladesh

GZ Kabir is currently the Chair of the Fellowship Committee and Co-Chair of SANOG. He is also serving as a member of Fellowship Committee of APRICOT 2013-2015. In the country he is elected as the Director of ISP Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB), also an active member of the Advisory Committee of BDCERT and member of ISOC Dhaka, Bangladesh chapter. He is also the Trustee and member of EC of BDNOG. In his more than 18 years of experience he has worked on different Systems and Networking technologies. His expertise lies in designing and developing mission critical infrastructure for large Corporate.

Manish Sinha

Senior Solution Architect, Arbor Networks, India

He works for Arbor Networks as Senior Solution Architect based out of New Delhi India. His specialization is in the field of advanced threats detection techniques and has been the key resource for Arbor to combat high profile global DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) threats and campaigns. With over 15 years of experiences in the information security industry, His expertise lies in DDoS attacks detection & mitigation, Intrusions, Malwares , Data exfiltration, APTs etc.

Nepali Speakers

Bijay Limbu Senihang

Chief Technology Officer, Rigo Information Technology

Bijay Limbu Senihang is a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP) with five years of experience and expertise in Application Security, Network Security, System Administration, IT Audit and Digital Forensic. He is co-founder and CTO of Rigo Information Technology, a cybersecurity firm based in Nepal. He is also one of the co-founder of NepSecurity (Information Security Professional forums of Nepal).

Narayan Koirala

Software Engineer, Information Security Consultant, Managing Director, Eminence Ways Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Koirala is an ISO 27001:2013 Certified Auditor who has been into the field of Information Security since last 8 Years. He has been successfully leading the Eminence Ways, a Nepal-based company dedicated to Information Security. He has been engaged in IS Audit, IS Policy Formulation, Software Architecture review for national and international organizations. He is one of the leads in Nepal to campaign for Information Security by making the stakeholders in the government, corporate and community sectors aware about its essence.

Shree Khanal

Founder & Principal Architect, SQLHelps Pvt. Limited

Shree Khanal is a Database Architect, Speaker and Trainer having 12+ years of professional experience on database solution development and optimization. He is Microsoft Certified Database Professional from SQL Server 2000 to 2014. Since working with SQL Server 7, he has been working with all the version of SQL Server up to 2014 in production environment. In context of OLAP cube development, he started working on it from SQL Server 2000 to latest SSAS 2012. He has worked number of years providing SQL BI solutions to various enterprise clients most of them from BI sector. He founded and has been leading the Himalayan SQL Server User Group (www.sqlpassnepal.org) based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Tanka Raj Aryal

Executive Director, Citizens' Campaign for Right to Information

Mr. Tanka Aryal has been working with Citizens’ Campaign for Right to Information (CCRI) as an Executive Director since 2011. Mr. Aryal has served as a Country Representative to Nepal for ARTICLE 19 in the past. At present, Mr. Aryal is also providing his service as the Open Government Data National Consultant for UNDESA/DPADM. Mr. Aryal is practicing lawyer at Supreme Court of Nepal. He is engaged for the promotion and protection of Right to Information, Right to Privacy, Freedom of Expression and Internet Freedom nationally for last decade.

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