International award for State police
Innovative initiatives in ensuring cyber security
The "c0c0n" The International Cyber Security and Policing Conference organised by the Kerala Police has won the Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements (ISLA) Award 2013, for its ‘innovative and timely initiatives in ensuring cyber security.
Kerala State Police Chief Sri.K.S. Balasubramanian IPS will receive the award at the inaugural function of Cocon 2013 – an International Cyber Security Conference in Thiruvananthapuram on September 27. The award was instituted by (ISC)2 – the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information security and software security professionals across the world.
W. Hord Tipton, executive director of (ISC)2 said, “we congratulate Kerala Police, as their passion to protect goes beyond their daily jobs. They invest their time and energy to mentor and educate those around them.”
The award comes for the police initiative to spread awareness about cyber security. The international conference, presently in its fifth consecutive year, has had more than 125 sessions on two different tracks covering four security domains.
These efforts helped the police win the award, which is meant, “to recognise the ongoing commitment by information security leaders in Asia-Pacific who have significantly enhanced the workforce by demonstrating a leadership role in an information security workforce improvement initiative, programme or project.
‘’Cocon serves as a premier international forum to highlight the importance of empowering citizens, businesses and government to improve their cyber security preparedness,