Aligarh : To hone up and update the skill set of students, fresh industry recruits, alumni, researchers and faculty members, and make them aware of the current status of the ‘Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics’ related knowledge, the Department of Computer Science, AMU has organized a 5-Day Online Workshop on “Cyber Security and Digital Forensics” during 26-30 August.
More than 1000 participants have registered for this workshop, out of which there were 58 Industry professionals, 242 Teachers and around 685 students. There were participants from 23 different states of India, besides participants from various departments of AMU. International participants from Bangladesh, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Pakistan also registered for the workshop.
At the inaugural function, Prof Mohammad Ashraf (Dean, Faculty of Science) , termed workshops on such topics as need of the hour and emphasized to organize more such skill based workshops. He praised the efforts of the department for organizing such capacity building events on contemporary topics in these testing times.
The Dean emphasized that in the last one and half year the access of IT has increased many fold due to global lockdown during pandemic. In this new normal it’s paramount to create awareness about cyber crimes and possible preventive measures.
Prof Aasim Zafar, Chairperson, Department of Computer Science while welcoming the participants and talked about the aims and objectives of the workshop, the trending skills and introduction to current status of the ‘Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics’ related knowledge.
He briefed , that the department has planned to conduct a series of capacity building workshops in coming months with sufficient hands-on training on various upcoming topics; like Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Python, Project Management System, Image Processing, Cyber Security and Data Forensics, Information Security, Blockchain, IoT, Cloud Computing, Bioinformatics, Semantic Web, etc.
Eminent speakers like; Dr Manju Khari from JNU, Mr S H Abbas Mehdi, Director, STPI, Bhopal, Mr Vipin Gupta, Director, U-Net Labs Pvt Limited, Moga, Punjab, Dr Karan Singh from JNU, Ms Vijiya Tiwari, Executive Director, Tathya Wing Federation, Noida, who have vast experience of managing the security aspects of the networked devices and information, conducted the technical sessions of the workshop as Resource Person. The entire sessions were interactive and the speaker answered queries raised by the participants.
In the valedictory session, Prof PS Grover, Director General at GTB Institute of Technology, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi appreciated the efforts of the Department of Computer Science (AMU) for timely starting M.Sc. programme in “Cyber Security and Digital Forensics” and for successfully organizing the workshop and wished that more such online activities will be organized for the benefit of teachers, research scholars and students during this difficult phase.
Prof Grover highlighted the worrying figure of ever increasing cases of cyber attacks taking place across the world and emphasized the need and importance of study of the discipline of cyber security.
Dr Faisal Anwer and Dr Mohammad Nadeem were Moderators of the Technical Sessions, Prof Tamanna Siddiqui, Coordinator, extended the vote of thanks and Dr Arman Rasool Faridi, Co-coordinator of this workshop conducted the sessions of the workshop.