Mysuru, October 13: The Information System Security Association (ISSA) is an industry-led, International organisation of Information Security Professional and Practitioners. ISSA was established in 1984 and now comprises 13,000 cybersecurity professionals, 150 chapters across 70 countries worldwide, ISSA is the community of choice for international cybersecurity professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk and protecting critical information and infrastructure.
ISSA Student Chapter was inaugurated at GSSSIETW in the city on Thursday.
Ganesh Shankar, Founder and CEO, FluxGen Technologies, Bengaluru, was the chief guest. Dr A M Sudhakara, System Head, Computer Centre, University of Mysore was the guest of honour. He handed over the ISSA Institutional membership Certificate to the Principal Dr. M. Shivakumar on the occasion.
Around 134 student members who enrolled themselves as ISSA student members were issued student membership cards by Dr Sudhakara.
In his inaugural address, Dr Sudhakara briefed about cyber security and it can give protection to the internet-connected systems, including hardware, software and data from cyber attacks. He highlighted different types of cybersecurity threats like Wannacry Ransomware, Malware and Phishing. Also, he shared about the recent job opportunities created for cybersecurity professionals.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering organised this event. Dr S Meenakshi Sundaram, Professor and Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, GSSSIETW, Mysuru and Dr Nandakumar A N, professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, GSSSIETW, were present. (MR).