Two Day Workshop on “Recent Trends in Information Security”

Date and Time: April 8th and 9th, 2011(Friday and Saturday), 9.00 to 5.00 pm.
Venue: MCA Seminar Hall, Academic Block 5, MIT, Manipal
We have invited speakers from Wipro Technologies, EMC2, Cognizant Technologies and eminent speakers from MIT.

The MCA department was started in 1998 as a part of the Department of Mathematics, affiliated to Mangalore University. At present it is functioning as an independent department affiliated to Manipal University.
Over the years, the department has evolved into a centre for excellence providing in-depth knowledge. The
department provides opportunities for innovation and research with well-equipped computer facilities and
dedicated faculty, who apart from their regular teaching schedule, are actively involved in pursuing research in
various areas like Data Mining, Video Coding, Network Security and Knowledge Engineering.
The department of MCA believes in preparing the students to meet the challenges of the industrial demands
thereby enhancing their employability quotient and sustainability in the highly competitive and ever-evolving
environment of the Information Technology industry.

About the Workshop
In the present day scenario, IT has become an integral part of everyday business and private life. New technologies no doubt give unprecedented functionality however they also introduce new risks and an environment harder to control. Increased dependency on IT means higher impact when things go wrong. 
There is increasing concern about the privacy of information and business losses due to security breach and hence the need to understand and deal with various issues related to lapses in information security. In addition, raising awareness about this becomes paramount.
This workshop deliberates on the recent trends in tackling information security threats while attempting to kindle interest towards research in the vital area of information security. A hands-on lab session dealing with
security parameters for CIA using network simulation tools will be the highlight of this workshop.
The resource persons are experts from the industry and academia.
Objectives of the Workshop
The workshop aims at creating an interactive platform for exchange of ideas from personnel of the academia and industry covering most of the aspects of information security from the organizational or individual perspectives. It provides a broad base canvas for discussing issues on vulnerability of the most critical asset
of an organization which is essentially information.
Keynote address: “Trust based security” by Dr. Kumkum Garg, Director, MIT, Manipal
Workshop Sessions
  • Enterprise Security
  • Storage Security
  • Cyber Terrorism

Hands on Lab session
  • RSA Share(Security & Cryptography Tools)
  • Network Simulation tools


  • Faculty : Rs. 500/-
  • Research Scholars : Rs. 300/-
  • DD must be drawn in favour of “MIT, Manipal”, payable at Manipal.
  • At least two participants from each department.
  • Duly filled registration forms must reach the given address to the Convener by post on or before 4th April 2011.
  • Registration will be on first come first serve basis.
  • Participation will be confirmed through e-mail.

Address for Communication
Ms. Poornima P Kundapur,
Convener, Department of MCA,
MIT, Manipal – 576 104, Karnataka

E-mail: mca[at]; poornima.girish[at]

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