About Virtual Colloquium on Cyber-Security (VCCS-2020):

VCCS-2020 is the seminar series by the global experts to deal with the cutting edge concerns of the Cybersecurity organised by the IEEE AcSIR CSIO Nanotechnology Student Branch Chapter in collaboration with the IEEE AcSIR CSIO Student Branch, Chandigarh. 

Cybersecurity is a framework of technologies, procedures, protocols, and practices designed to protect devices, networks, programs, and data from attack, damage, or unauthorized access. Sometimes, Cybersecurity also referred to as information technology security. In VCCS-2020, we are introducing how important cybersecurity is for the government, industrial sectors, communications, and how important the protection of unprecedented amounts of data on computers and other devices. In this colloquium, experts will also discuss the various career and research opportunities in this field.

Guest of Honour & Keynote Speaker:

Susan Kathy Land, IEEE President-Elect-2020 and Program Manager, US Missile Defense Agency.

Topic: Cyber Security Considerations for Today’s Industrial Control Systems


Currently working as a Program Manager for a United States Federal Government agency. Ms Land has served three terms on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Board of Directors. She served as a member of the IEEE-USA Board of Directors (2013, 2016), as a member of Region 3 Executive Committee (2016, 2017), was President of the IEEE Computer Society in 2009. She has more than 25 years of industry experience in the application of software engineering methodologies, the management of information systems, and leadership of software development teams. She is an IEEE Fellow and is the author or co-author of a number of texts, papers, webinars all supporting sound software engineering principles and practical application of software process methodologies.

Date of Talk: 3rd July 2020

Time: 06:30 PM IST

Keynote Speakers & Distinguished Lecturers:

Dr Ashutosh Dutta, Johns Hopkins, University, Applied Physics Labs, US


Security in SDN/NFV and 5G Networks-Opportunities and Challenges

Date of Talk: 4th July 2020

Time: 06:00 PM IST


In his career of more than 30 years, includes Director of Technology Security and Lead Member of Technical Staff at AT&T, CTO of Wireless at a Cybersecurity company NIKSUN, Inc., Senior Scientist in Telcordia Research, Director of Central Research Facility at Columbia University, adjunct faculty at NJIT, and Computer Engineer with TATA Motors. He has more than 90 conference and journal publications, three book chapters, and 30 issued patents. Ashutosh is co-author of the book, titled, “Mobility Protocols and Handover Optimization: Design, Evaluation and Application,” published by IEEE and John & Wiley that has recently been translated into the Chinese Language. Ashutosh served as the chair for IEEE Princeton / Central Jersey Section, Industry Relation Chair for Region 1 and MGA, Pre-University Coordinator for IEEE MGA and vice chair of Education Society Chapter of PCJS.

Address:United States

Prof Shui Hui, School of Computer Science, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.


Cybersecurity and Privacy: State-of-Art, Challenges, and Opportunities

Date of Talk: 5th July 2020

Time: 04:00 PM IST


Shui Yu is a Professor of School of Computer Science, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Dr Yu’s research interest includes Security and Privacy, Networking, Big Data, and Mathematical Modelling. He has published two monographs and edited two books, more than 300 technical papers, including top journals and top conferences, such as IEEE TPDS, TC, TIFS, TMC, TKDE, TETC, ToN, and INFOCOM. Dr Yu initiated the research field of networking for big data in 2013. His h-index is 45. He is currently serving several prestigious editorial boards, including IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (Area Editor), IEEE Communications Magazine. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of AAAS and ACM, and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communication Society.

Address:United States

Important Dates

Last Date of Registration: 30th June 2020

Event Date: 3rd July 2020 to 5th July 2020

Link to External Registration