Dr Abhaya Induruwa delivers the keynote address at the Cybersecurity Industry Forum in Sri Lanka
Dr Abhaya Induruwa, Director of the Centre for Cybercrime & Security Innovation (CCSI) recently delivered the keynote address at the Cyber Security Industry Forum organised by Sri Lanka Telecom in collaboration with the Sri Lanka CERT|CC (Computer Emergency Readiness Team| Coordination Centre). The theme of Abhaya’s address was the importance of National Capacity Building Initiative in Cybercrime Forensics, Cybersecurity and Cyber Intelligence in Sri Lanka. The event held at Hotel Hilton Residencies, Colombo, Sri Lanka was attended by more than 150 CIOs, CISOs, CEOs and other security industry personnel.
Dr Abhaya Induruwa, Director of the Centre for Cybercrime & Security innovation and Principal Lecturer in Computing, Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity, was recently honoured by Sri Lanka Telecom PLC, the largest telecom services provider in Sri Lanka, with a lifetime achievement award. At the SLT Zero One Awards for Digital Excellence held in Colombo on 22 June Dr Induruwa received this lifetime achievement award “in recognition of the yeomen contribution he has made to the computer education sector and data communication industry over the years by pioneering ICT education and by playing a pivotal role in the deployment of the Internet in Sri Lanka”.
Last November I was invited to give a keynote speech at the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Research in Computational Intelligence and Computer Networks (ICRCICN 2015) held in Kolkata, India. I chose the topic “The Internet of Everything: How secure should it be?”* The more I thought about the security of the IoT, the more I realised how IoT could make individuals insecure and vulnerable and that the coming of IoT could seriously impact on our privacy!
2014 was a landmark of occasions for the Internet; the World Wide Web hit the age of 25 with the Internet itself reaching its 45th birthday. This milestone year also saw Dr Abhaya Induruwa, of Canterbury Christ Church University, inducted into the ‘Internet Hall of Fame’ for his pioneering academic contributions and research into networking, but most of all the deployment of the Internet into Sri Lanka. Dr Induruwa’s contributions and success are renowned in Sri Lanka, so much so he is known as the ‘Father of the Internet in Sri Lanka’. Continue reading →