International meet to explore latest trends in cyber crimes

International meet to explore latest trends in cyber crimes
A session of the previous edition of C0C0N.

The 12th edition of C0C0N, an annual International Cyber Security, Data Privacy And Hacking Conference, will be held on September 27-28 at Hotel Grand Hyatt in Kochi.

The event is organised by the Information Security Research Association (ISRA) and the Society for the Policing of Cyberspace (POLCYB, a not-for-profit society based in British Columbia, Canada) in association with Kerala Police and Kerala State IT Mission.

The event aims at providing a platform to discuss, showcase, educate, understand and spread awareness on the latest trends in information, cyber and hi-tech crimes, according to a press release. It will also facilitate discussions and sharing of new information and latest trends in cyber crimes across the world.

Speakers from different police and security forces and many key private players and technology experts from around the globe will participate. It also aims at providing a common platform for security forces, government, industrial leaders,

startups, students, and professionals to get hands-on exposure to the latest technological advancements in the field.

Some of the topics of discussions are 'Darknet and challenges for the police', 'AR/ VR Technology and better service delivery', 'Blockchain in policing' and 'Drone technology and its scope.'

A series of workshops on security will also be held ahead of the event. The workshops will begin at 10 am on Wednesday (September 25) at Hotel Grand Hyatt.

Event registration is open at

Paul Vixie, (founding member, ICANN Root Server System Advisory Committee and the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee) and Maj Gen Sandeep Sharma (Retd.) (National Technical Research Organisation, Government of India) are the keynote speakers.

Other speakers include Tony Thomas (CIO, Nissan Motor Corporation), Sunil Varkey (CTO and Security Strategist Emerging Region, Symantec Betsy Border Counsel, International Consumer Protection USA), Robert Lipovsky (Security Intelligence Team Lead, ESET), Ryan Sherstobitoff (Senior Analyst, Major Campaigns at McAfee - Greater Los Angeles Area), Paul Jay Shapiro (President and CEO, International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children [ICMEC]), Richard W. Brown (Co-Founder and CEO, Project VIC International) Jørgen Andersen (Sales Director Dencrypt A/S), Maya R Nair (CISO, Reliance Capital), Shiju Rawther (Executive Vice President, Technology India Infoline), Roshy John (Global Head Robotics & Cognitive Systems at Tata Consultancy Services), John Rouse (Detective Inspector, Task Force Argos, Queensland Police), Ali Abdollahi (Senior Cyber Security Consultant (Iran)), Cecilia Wallin (Criminal Intelligence Officer, Interpol), Sesha Prakash Kusuma (Group Vice President, Promatas Group of Companies), Guillermo Galarza (Director, Law Enforcement Training and Technology (ICMEC) Washington DC) and Puneet Singh (Legal Attaché US Embassy, New Delhi).

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