The first-ever "Colombo Security Conclave (CSC)" virtual workshop ended on Tuesday with the participants agreeing to identify key deliverables and continue to work on the way forward for cooperation on cyber security.
The two-day workshop titled “Developing Regional Cyber Security Capabilities on Defensive operations, Deep/Dark Web handling and Digital Forensics” was hosted by the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), government of India in association with National Forensics Science University, Gandhinagar (Gujarat) and the Secretariat of the CSC.
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Delegates from Member and Observer States of Colombo Security Conclave (CSC), including Sri Lanka, the Maldives, India, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Bangladesh participated in the workshop.
At the 5th Deputy NSA Level Meeting of the Colombo Security Conclave held on August 4, 2021, Members and Observer States had agreed on four pillars of cooperation including maritime safety and security, terrorism and radicalization, trafficking and organized crime and cyber security and protection of critical infrastructure.
The workshop was the inaugural activity under the fourth pillar, according to the Press Information Bureau of India.
It addressed the key areas of deep web and dark net investigation and challenges; digital forensics; cyber threat intelligence; and defensive operations in the cyber domain.
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The discussants focused on technological advancements, research challenges and approaches in these areas.
They also shared their experiences in dealing with cyber security threats and discussed solutions to specific cyber security challenges.