India, as chair of Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of SCO, holds seminar on cyber security
India assumed the Chairmanship of Council of Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of SCO (RATS SCO) from October 28, 2021 for a period of one year
Hosting its first event as Chair of Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (RATS SCO), India conducted a two-day practical seminar on cyberspace security was held in New Delhi on December 7-8.
The National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) in association with the Data Security Council of India (DSCI), organized the seminar, said a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday.
The seminar is the first of its kind to be hosted by India during its Chairmanship, it stated.
India assumed the Chairmanship of Council of Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of SCO (RATS SCO) from October 28, 2021 for a period of one year, the statement noted.
This seminar addressed the key areas like Policies and Strategies, Cyber Terrorism, Ransomware, and Digital Forensics amongst others, the statement informed.
The representatives from the Executive Committee (EC) of RATS SCO and all SCO member countries attended this Seminar, it stated.
The program focused on the changing nature of online crime and criminal behavior in order to understand the threats, trends, issues, responses and ethical questions associated with, mainly terrorists using technology, the statement mentioned.
The program examined issues related to the cyber-realm from an interdisciplinary and multi-dimensional perspective, offering a unique look at a range of challenges it maintained.
According to the statement, technical challenges during Digital Forensics examination were discussed in detail with Case Scenarios.
The Seminar provided Hands-on Practical experience to the participants to enhance the capabilities of respective Law Enforcement Agencies in securing cyberspace from Terrorism, Separatism and Extremism, it argued.
An Exhibition by various Indian Digital Forensics Tools and Solution providers was also organized to showcase global products and tools, the statement further said.
This Indian initiative is an effort to enhance the collaboration among RATS SCO Member States to counter the misuse of internet by Terrorists, Separatists and Extremists, it added.
This is the second time, India is hosting such a Seminar, the MEA statement held.
First one was held in Hyderabad, India in August 2019, it stated.
The Seminar could not be held in 2020 due to COVID-19 Pandemic, the statement further stated.