Given the highly publicized incidents of cyber penetration of anything from cars to airplanes in flight, as well as massive break-ins into systems amounting to industrial and strategic espionage, the idea of creating resilient and robust systems is attractive to government, businesses and individuals. Our customer research suggests that people are worried about three things: one the loss of sensitive data, two, the ability to recover from attacks with minimal damage, and three, the consequences of hostile penetration and capture of critical infrastructure.

In particular for India, as the country moves towards the age of Digital India, and more governance takes place via the cyber worlds, the threats to the systems are multiplying. In the current Indian context, it is imperative that we build cyber threat resilient ICT infrastructure for supporting the continued governance and growth of our economy. Research and innovation for the development of imparting cyber threat resilience as a core functionality of critical ICT infrastructure is also being explored internationally. In this context, the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management- Kerala and Steven’s Institute of Technology, USA are jointly conducting the First International Workshop on Cyber Threat Resilience.

The International Workshop on Cyber Threat Resilience aims to bring together Industry leaders, government officials and researchers to provide an international forum for sharing, discussing various issues in cyber threat resilience and formulating strategies for creating a cyber threat resilient world.

The program involves 3 plenary talks, 8 rapid round talks, 3 panel discussions by Indian and international experts from academia, industries and government organizations. The workshop will provide an excellent platform for networking with peers in the cyber security domain.

An International Center for Research and Innovation in Cyber Threat Resilience(CRICTR) will be launched during this workshop.CRICTR aims to do research, innovation, consultancy and training in the broad areas related to the development of cyber threat resilient information technology infrastructure capable of cyber threat prevention, detection and self healing. CRICTR will also provide a platform for providing Consultancy services to Government and Corporate entities in specific knowledge areas related to security. CRICTR research collaborations include participation from several national and international researchers and organizations.

Important Dates

Last date of Online Registration October 11,2015
Event Date October 13, 2015



Park Centre,
Technopark Campus,
Technopark Road, Karyavattom,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695581


Target Audience

Faculty, students (UG or PG/ PhD), and industry professionals, Government Officials who are interested in Cyber Security and related areas.


Program Schedule





8:00 AM

Registration and Tea

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Inauguration and Opening Remarks

Inaugural address

Mr. M. Madhavan Nambiar
Chairman, IIITM-K
Dr. George P. Korfiatis,
Provost and Vice President, Stevens Institute of Technology

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Special Address

Cyber Security: Government and Industry Views

Mr. P. H. Kurien, IAS
Secretary (IT), Govt. of Kerala
Mr. V K Mathews
Founder and Executive Chairman, IBS
Mr. K Mohammed Y Safirulla, IAS
Director, Kerala State IT Mission
Mr. Manoj Abraham, IPS
Inspector General of Police<

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Plenary Talk 1

National Cyber Security: Governance and Policies

Dr. Gulshan Rai
National Cyber Security Coordinator,
Govt. of India

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Tea Break

11:30 AM - 12:15 AM

Plenary Talk 2

Cyber Security: An India experience

Dr. N. Balakrishnan
Professor, IISc

12:15 AM - 1:00 PM

Plenary Talk 3

Challenges in Social Media Security and Forensics

Dr. K.P. (Suba) Subbalakshmi
Professor, Stevens

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Short Talks
(Moderator: Dr. Asharaf S)

Augmenting security decisions using the Internet of Things

Dr. Georgios Portokalidis

Professor, Stevens

Analysis of Social Media Manipulation

Dr. R. Chandramouli
Thomas Hattrick Chair Professor,

Cyber Threat Resilience in Virtualized Infrastructures

Dr. Dilip Krishnaswamy

Secure IT Infrastructure of VSSC

Mr. Thanu Das

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Tea Break

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Short Talks
(Moderator: Dr. R. Chandramouli)

Trusted Systems and the Internet of Things: Notes from the field

Dr. Gregg Vesonder
AT&T Labs,
Adjunct Professor, Stevens

Research Issues in Cyber Threat Resilience

Dr. Tony Thomas
Professor, IIITMK

Need of Cyber Resilience in Critical Infrastructures

Mr. B. Ramani

Executive Director, CDAC

Cyber Incidence Response Plan

Mr. T. Mohan Dhas

SIO, Kerala

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Panel Discussions*

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Concluding Remarks
(Travancore Hall)

Workshop Concluding talk

Prof. Rajeev S

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Birds of a Feather Sessions

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


*Panel Discussion Schedule





Panel Members

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Travancore Hall

Main Track
(International Collaborations for CRICTR/VICTR)

Prof. Rajeev S

Dr. Gulshan Rai
National Cyber Security Coordinator
Mr. Madhavan Nambiar, IAS(Rtd)
Dr. Dinesh Verma

Dean and Professor, Stevens
Dr. Mo. Dehghani
Vice President Research,Stevens
Mr. P. H. Kurien
Secretary (IT), Govt. of Kerala
Dr. N. Balakrishnan
Professor, IISc
Dr. Rajasree M.S
Director IIITM-K
Mr. Sanjoy Sarma
Chief - Products & Services, TATA Power
Mr. Binu Koshi

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Malabar Hall

Special Track 1
(Research and Innovation)

Mr. B. Ramani

Dr. Unnat Pandit
Officer on Special Duty, Commerce and Industry Ministry
Dr. Georgios Portokalidis
Professor, Stevens
Dr. K.P. Subbalakshmi
Professor, Stevens
Dr. Raju K George
Dean, IIST
Dr. Sabu Thampi
Professor, IIITMK
Dr. Dilip Krishnaswamy
IBM Research

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Cochin Hall

Special Track 2
(Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

Dr.Jayasankar Prasad C.

Mr. K Mohammed Y Safirulla, IAS
Director, Kerala State IT Mission
Dr. Gregg Vesonder
Professor, Stevens
Dr. Nicholas Bowen
Professor, Stevens
Dr. Elizabeth Sherly
Professor, IIITMK
Mr. Binu Sankar
Assistant Director, E&Y




Postal Address



Advisory Committee:

  1. Mr. M. Madhavan Nambiar, IAS (Rtd), Chairman, IIITM-K
  2. Dr. Rajasree M.S., Director, IIITM-K
  3. P. H. Kurian, IAS, IT Secretary
  4. Dr. N. Balakrishnan, IISc, Bangalore
  5. Dr. Gulshan Rai, National Cyber Security Coordinator, Government of India
  6. Dr Ajay Kumar, IAS, Joint Secretary, DeitY
  7. Dr. K.P. Subbalakshmi, Stevens Institute of Technology

General Chairs:

Organizing Chairs:

Organizing Committee:

Program Chairs:

  • Dr. Sabu M Thampi, IIITM-K
  • Dr. Tony Thomas, IIITM-K
  • Mr. Meraj Uddin, IIITM-K
  • Dr. Elizabeth Sherly, IIITM-K
  • Dr. T.K. Manoj Kumar, IIITM-K
  • Dr. R. Jaishanker, IIITM-K
  • Dr. Joseph Suresh Paul, IIITM-K
  • Mr. Radhakrishnan T., IIITM-K
  • Mr. Ajith Kumar R., IIITM-K
  • Mr. K. Pradeep Kumar, IIITM-K
  • Mr. Radhakrishnan T. , IIITM-K
  • Mr. B Jayachandran MB, IIITM-K
  • Mr. David Mathews, IIITM-K

Public Relations Committee:

  • Mr. K. P. Sadasivan, IIITM-K
  • Mr. Prem Sankar C., IIITM-K


Contact us

    Dr. Tony Thomas
    Asst. Professor, IIITM-K
    E-mail ID:
    Contact No: 0471-2527567/2700777
    Mob: 9496986375