Cyber Security Week 2015, Sri Lanka

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Cybercrime does not conform to national boundaries, which makes it a challenge for all nations. To combat cybercrimes, people need to be aware of the problem and prepare cybersecurity strategies.

Sri Lanka CERT|CC conducts and facilitates training programs and education sessions in order to fulfill its mandate to develop awareness and build IS skills within its constituency. We train and educate CIOs, engineers, System Administrators, Banking and Telecom Sector Staff, students, and the general public.

Since 2008, Sri Lanka CERT | CC has been running a Cyber Security Week (CSW) – an annual security awareness program. This event draws attention of locals as well as regional information security professionals.

CSW_2015 will be held during the first week of November 2015 and will consist of a 1-day conference, technical workshops, a hacking challenge and an information security quiz for university students.

Adli Wahid, APNIC’s security specialist will present at this conference and will conduct several workshops with Champika Wijayatunga, ICANN’s Regional Security, Stability and Resiliency (SSR) Engagement Manager for the Asia Pacific. APNIC is the Silver Sponsor for CSW2015.

We at Sri Lanka CERT would like to invite international participants for the 8th Annual National Conference on Cyber Security to be held on 3 November 2015 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

For more information please visit the Cyber Security Week website.

Rohana Palliyaguru presently serves as the Operations Manager for Sri Lanka CERT|CC, the national CERT of Sri Lanka. SLCERT|CC It is a full member and the national point of contact for both the Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) and the Forum of Incident Response Security Teams (FIRST).

Rohana was a member of Sri Lanka Government Network risk assessment and mitigation team and has played a significant role in setting up the National Certification Authority in Sri Lanka, whilst being engaged in the establishment of sector based CSIRTs to support the coordinating efforts of Sri Lanka CERT|CC.

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