The BMI session conducted on 7th of October’20 was graced by Dr. Aarthi Krishna, Head of Security Advisory Services and Practice, BT, London. The session addressed the challenges and opportunities in cyber security.
Dr. Aarthi spoke about how the cyber security had gone all in during this pandemic, due to the individual workstations being connected to the home internet, which makes it vulnerable to the attackers to hack and get the potential information. Security is about doing just enough to provide layers of protection to exhaust the hackers, as the number of such cases increased rapidly in this scenario. It is a constant balancing act between the investment and the risk involved. Dr. Aarthi shared several fascinating cases including connected cars where the data is monitored constantly that can be life threatening, lightening systems, fertilising manufacturing company, and beer organisation, giving us an insight about the mind map of top hackers and how they correlate several events to target the enemy in an unprecedented way. It is imperative to understand the line between black and white as the data shared in social media is never lost. It is left to the user to understand this and act accordingly. The speaker concluded stating that data is the new oil and it should secured without any discrepancies.
-Angeline Divya G
“LIBA through its BMI invited Dr. Aarthi Krishnan, a leading global cybersecurity expert to share her experiences about the field of cybersecurity with the students of LIBA. She dwelled upon topics such as data security, data localization, need for defense mechanism in an organization in form of cybersecurity, lot of statistical data on the loss of revenue due to hacking was shared which was shocking and she emphasized the need to use the electronic devices and internet in a safe manner by not exposing ourselves to risk. She highlighted the various risk associated from cybersecurity perspective such as Phishing, ransomware attacks, dark web etc. It was a very insightful session and also a thought provoking one on how technology has become a boon as well as bane.”
– Jeffrey Selvaraju, F20 Batch
“It was a very insightful session by Dr. Aarthi Krishna, It is evident that she had to go out of her way to make sure each student has a positive experience. I feel that every student would have been very satisfied as she created a friendly environment. The Cyber Security industry is literally top-notch, I consider them as a partner, rather than a service provider. Brilliant overview and in-depth presentation of topics and subject matter gave an exciting learning experience. I have been truly impressed and really enjoyed every minute.”
-Aishwarya Jose, F20 Batch
“Today’s BMI session (07-10-2020) was really an insightful session to all our F19 and F20 batch students. As the Challenges and opportunities in cybersecurity is increasing day by day Dr Aarthi Krishna, Head of the Student Advisory Services and practice, has spent her valuable time in explaining us on the emerging cybersecurity threats and told the need to learn and unlearn concepts in the changing time. It was also an interactive session where she cleared every student who raised doubts in the class. Overall, it was really a wonderful session and thanks to the BMI Team for creating this wonderful opportunity to interact with such a person.”
– Viviya Renny B, F20 Batch