Threats to the society through the Information Space is a matter of grave concern to all. Increasing use of Computers and Mobiles has made this society dependent on “Trusted” and “Reliable” information. Any threat to this “Trust” or “Reliability” of information is bound to adversely affect our progress both in the IT and non IT fields.

Recognizing the importance of Information Security for Prosperity, a new initiative has been launched in Bangalore for making Bangalore the most Information Security Conscious society.

Karnataka is already in the forefront of Cyber Law Awareness with statewide programmes on Cyber Law being conducted for over three years now under the banner of “Karnataka Cyber Laws Awareness Movement”. Time has now come to extend this movement into a “Information Security Awareness Movement”.

With a vision to make Bangalore as the “Information Security Capital”, a series of initiatives have been launched in Bangalore one of which is to conduct various programmes on Information Security that would sensitize the society on the importance of Information Security and also encourage industry and academia initiatives for better focus on Information Security both in education as well as as an industrial opportunity.

One initiative which has been launched in this direction is a series of five workshops being planned by Total ESP, an event management company in Bangalore on Information Security. The workshops planned in August-September over five Saturdays will address different industry segments and discuss Information Security issues such as Threats and Defense Strategies as well as  Opportunities and Futuristic Vision where Bengaluru will be a global destination for Information Security.

It is expected that the State Government will also lend its hand in realizing this vision of Bangalore as Information Security Capital.

(P.S: For more information on the workshop series, visit www.naavi.org)

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