We hear in the news every other day about small to large breaches in the existing information systems. Banks are hacked, organizations face involuntary intervention by some unidentified sources every other day, extremely sensitive documents are leaked through hacking, Firewalls are accessed, and broken resulting in the disclosure of hundreds of thousands of credit cards every now and then. These are just some of the news associated with the challenge of securing IT systems that are no more alien to us. These are some of the many extremely serious challenges that the domain of IT security is facing in this modern age of Information Technology.
More the society is moving towards the adaption of Information systems, the greater the risk society faces of being a victim of cyber crimes or global hacking breaches. This challenge demands more and more research and collaboration in this field to help grow even stronger in this domain for developed countries and there is a serious need to support developing countries so they can secure their digital assets and don’t stay behind in adapting IT technologies just because of the fear associated with misuse of the technology.
NISS has ambitions to improve IT security situation in developing countries. NISS wants to achieve that by taking concrete steps and increasing awareness within society and organizations is one of the key steps intended to be taken. Another important plan is to identify and connect the organizations from developing countries with those in the Nordic countries that have gained prominent success in this domain of the problem.