Awareness on cybersecurity at ATME

Awareness on cybersecurity at ATME

January 30, 2023

Mysore/Mysuru: The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, ATME College of Engineering (ATMECE), Mysuru, had organised a technical talk as part of the awareness Session on ‘Cybersecurity’ for third Semester students at its campus on Jan. 19.

Derick Jose, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Flutura Decision Sciences & Analytics, Houston Texas Area, was the resource person.

Saravanan Sundaramurthy, CEO and Founder, Xorbit Shifters, Bengaluru, was the guest of honour. Dr. L. Parthasarathy, Professor and Head, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, who was also the Programme Coordinator, spoke on the need for cybersecurity. He said the institution has been funded by AICTE-MODROB to set up Cybersecurity In The Power Systems Lab.

He further gave insight on the internship opportunity for students which is jointly set up in consultation with Xorbit Shifters, Bengaluru and IISC, Bengaluru.

Resource person Derick Jose started the session by giving insight on Stuxnet, which targets supervisory control and data acquisition systems and is believed to be responsible for causing substantial damage to Iran’s nuclear program.

He spoke about ‘Saudi Aramcyber-attack where the malware was used to target the Saudi Government by causing destruction to the State-owned national oil company                                               Saudi Aramco’.

He gave examples of how Chinese hackers target the Indian power grid. Further, the Union Government had announced spending Rs. 515 crore on cybersecurity.

He explained about Spot which is an agile mobile robot that navigates the terrain with unprecedented mobility, allowing it to automate routine inspection tasks and data capture safely, accurately and frequently.

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Further, he explained about BlackEnergy which is a malware toolkit that has been used by both criminal and APT actors.

He gave insights about InfraGard to prevent hostile acts against the U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), which is the national nodal agency for responding to computer security incidents as and when they occur.

He spoke in detail about the Cybersecurity strategies — Grid Attack detection, Grid attack Prevention, Grid  Incident response and Grid Threat modelling.

He concluded the session by speaking about the 7 S of Physical forensic investigation, AI for Grid cybersecurity, Thermal AI pipelines, Drone AI, Grid vectors, snort attack detection and potential opportunities for students.

In the questionnaire held post session, the faculty and students interacted with the resource person. Dr. L. Basavaraj, Principal, ATME College of Engineering, presided over the meeting.

Programme Coordinator Dr. L. Parthasarathy, Event Coordinators Dr. C. Shakunthala (Associate Professor) and Prof. R. Shreeshayana (Assistant Professor), faculty and students were present during the event.


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