New Delhi: International Conference on Cyber Law, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity 2021 concluded on Friday and the event saw the participation of 165 speakers in a three-day virtual conference with 44 sessions. This annual conference has been taking place for the past 8 years and this year it has deliberated on some of the important aspects, issues and challenges facing cyberspace in today’s times. Organized by cyberlaws.net and the office of renowned cyber law expert Pavan Duggal, the event was virtually opened by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Justice of the Supreme Court of India.
While we all know how important cybersecurity is in realizing the country’s digital vision, cyber risks are also higher than ever, especially after the coronavirus pandemic. Remote working and increasing digital connectivity continue to fuel the attack surface for cybercriminals. Here are five important takeaways from the International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cyber Security 2021.
1. Cybersecurity is a necessity
There is a growing awareness that cybersecurity is no longer a luxury but a necessity. “And this is crucial for governance and for a secure and bright digital future,” Pavan Duggal, a leading cyber law expert and one of the conference organizers, told ABP Live.
2. The golden age of cybercrime after COVID-19
The conference highlighted the emergence of the golden age of cybercrime with the arrival of COVID-19. The main emerging cybercrimes were also highlighted and encouraged nation states to update their cybercrime laws to be effective against these new emerging cybercrimes.
3. Void in cybersecurity laws
Another key area in which governments must work is to fill the global void of cyber laws and cybersecurity laws. “There is a void in the laws on cybersecurity on the international scene and let’s recognize how the jurisprudence in matters of cyber law is developed in different countries up to national laws … Whether it is on cyber law or on cybersecurity “Duggal added.
4. Embrace cyber resilience
This year’s iteration of the conference also highlighted the need to embrace cyber resilience and cybersecurity, as a way of life and in an ever-evolving cyberspace.
5. Artificial intelligence is here to stay
Artificial intelligence is here to stay – but the artificial intelligence galaxy will need to be quickly addressed by stakeholders.
Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Judge at the Supreme Court of India, also highlighted the importance of the Internet for corporations and the massive Internet misuse that is emerging globally. He also underlined the need to have a better knowledge of cyber law and the various aspects related to cyberspace concerning law enforcement, prosecution services and courts.