The UEM Jaipur, ACM Student Chapter and Department of Computer Science & Engineering organized a webinar on the topic "Security and Trust" on 22nd June, where eminent speaker Mr. Kaarthik Sivakumar, Principal Engineer, Cisco Systems enlightened the students regarding the topic.
Sivakumar said, "An absolute security system is a myth. Everyone always strives for perfection, but nobody will ever achieve that. When a new security mechanism is added, a new way to break it is not very far behind. Ask yourself how well "security" has worked in the industry so far. You have to. In the security world, one has to assume that his device, network, and data has already been breached or will be soon. Keeping an eye on this is the best position to take. In such a scenario, what one needs is the ability to establish, validate, measure, and report on Integrity and Trust."
"How to build a model and create methods to establish trust in a device and, by extension, in the entire network? Can someone trust that his device and network have not been tampered with and how does he detect when it has been?", said Sivakumar. In the talk, Sivakumar covered up some recent attacks, and what can be done to make it harder for the attackers, and ways to establish trust in and verify the integrity of a device and the network. He also looked at specific technologies that can be used to practically measure and report on trust status.
Sivakumar is the Principal Engineer at Cisco Systems, working on software for enterprise products. He has worked at Cisco for more than 12 years, spanning the areas of routing and forwarding, distributed systems, broadband gateways, optical networks, and secure and trustworthy systems. He spends his time working on trustworthy systems for enterprise platforms, as well as mentoring and training young engineers. Mr. Kaarthik holds 2 patents and has published blogs on the security technologies in Cisco’s Service Provider products.
As per the reviews and feedback from the students, It was represented as an extremely interactive session and all students and teachers interacted along with the speaker and had several doubts clarified.