The information and communication technology (ICT) has brought about a revolution in the history of mankind. The world has shifted from real to virtual in the recent times. But as life changing as it might be, we cannot ignore the vulnerability to cyber-crime that comes along with it. Despite increasing efforts from governmental and non-governmental agencies, data breaches are ever-increasing. As a concept, the act of protecting ICT systems and their contents has come to be known as Cybersecurity.
The use of ICT has increased in Nepal too which increases the need for Cybersecurity as well. Though various agencies have been working at a local level, the issue of Cybersecurity is more of a national concern. Therefore, to raise awareness about Cybersecurity, CAN Federation has joined hands with Internet Society Nepal Chapter (ISOC) Nepal to organize the 16th edition of CAN ICT Conference in collaboration with SUBISU CableNet Private Limited. The main aim of the conference is to bring all stakeholders together to initiate a discussion on Information security and cyber-crimes in Nepal as well as developing country perspective.
The conference program will consist of an opening plenary session, working sessions, panel sessions and a closing plenary session.
The issues to be combatted in the conference over the period of two days are divided into four tracks:
TRACK ONE: CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND PROTECTION
TRACK TWO: COMBATING CYBERSECURITY INCIDENTS IN NEPAL
TRACK THREE: SECURITY OF E-ENABLE SERVICES AND APPLICATIONS
TRACK FOUR: NATIONAL SECURITY, SURVEILLANCE AND PRIVACY
ICT conference is a common platform where policy makers, government agencies, telecom operators, Bankers, ISPs, ICT professionals, academicians, journalists, informal sectors, lawyers, application developers, application managers, technologists and entrepreneurs, product managers, information activists, social leaders, students and end user will participate.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
SMS: Type CAN CONF and send SMS TO 2200
Date - February 1 and 2, 2016
Venue- Hotel Yak & Yeti, Kathmandu, Nepal