Role of Ethical Hacking Stressed

Published: 20th March 2015 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th March 2015 06:05 AM   |  A+A-

A S Kiran Kumar

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Underlining the importance of cyber security in the coming days, A S Kiran Kumar, chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), said here on Thursday that ethical hacking should be integrated to every organisation’s information system to counter security threats.

Kiran Kumar was speaking after inaugurating a two-day seminar on ‘Computers and Information Technology (ISCIT-2015)’ organised by ISRO at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC). While embracing latest technologies, the importance of cyber security increases manifold. The integration of ethical hacking into the system is essential to proactively counter security threats in the increasingly unsafe cyber world, he said.

Guiding fishermen to better fishing grounds or issuing instructions to orbiting spacecraft, computers powered by the latest IT tools have proved to be the backbone of space research and application across the globe, Kiran Kumar said. Adopting latest technologies is the key to success. Sharing computing services through cloud computing and enhancing performance by quantum computing will get more thrust in the coming days, he said.

Delivering the keynote address, R Narayanan, former vice- president of Tata Consultancy Services, lauded ISRO’s peer review mechanism, its way of looking at a problem from multiple angles, the preference of an optimal solution over the ideal one and the space organisation’s ability to analyse a problem.

He also said the excellent feedback mechanism put in place by ISRO while solving a problem has been a key to its success.

Presiding over the function, VSSC director M Chandradathan stressed the importance of precise documentation of every project that is undertaken to effectively make them independent of individuals involved in it.

M V Dhekne, Associate Director (R&D), VSSC; T Mookiah, Deputy Director, VSSC; D Karthikesan, Director, IPRC, and Dr P P Mohanlal, Director, IISU, spoke. B Thanudas offered the vote of thanks.

The two-day seminar will see presentation of more than 100 technical papers over 15 sessions apart from three invited lectures.


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