Security issues in cyberspace

NEAJ Proceedings
Article ID: 201907
Title: Security issues in cyberspace
Author: Kumar Simkhada, KDDI Corporation

While the Internet has evolved as an imperative medium of communication, facilitating and enriching various aspects of human activities, it also exposes users and businesses to a grave security risk at the same time. Numerous Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, targeted attacks, viruses and worms, and botnets are constantly compromising services and are causing massive economic damage to corporations and individuals alike around the clock. They also steal highly confidential and sensitive data aggravating the scale of such damages. With the advent of further powerful technologies, such as 5G and Internet of Things (IoT), and added with the ever sophisticating attack vectors, the impact of such attacks in the future can only be expected to rise. This presentation highlights the general attack trends in cyberspace and showcases some vital strategies that users and organizations must adhere to in order to avoid or mitigate the damage caused by such attacks. It also discusses its relevance in the context of Nepal.

Profile of the presenting author:
Kumar Simkhada received his Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Science degrees in information engineering from Tohoku University in 2005 and 2007 respectively, specializing in computer network security. Currently, he is a senior manager in KDDI Corporation. He has 7 years of experience as a system architect, developer and project manager and has successfully lead many system development projects in a very competitive Japanese communication market. Additionally, he has 5 years of managerial experience around network, data center and solution services in EMEA region handling wide range of portfolios, such as network provisioning, service management, product management, quality management, security risk analysis and security system implementation, and 24×7 operations.

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