EMINENT SPEAKERS

Gulshan RaiNational Cybersecurity Coordinator
Prime Minister’s Office, India
Rajeev ChandrasekharMember of Parliament
, India
Mark FieldMinister of State for Asia and the Pacific
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK
Soline KauffmanHead
Ecosystem, Early Metrics
Latha ReddyCo-Chair
Global Commission on Stability in Cyberspace.
Jane Holl LutePresident and CEO
SICPA North America
Karsten GeierHead, Cyber Policy Coordination Staff
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Germany
Kaja CiglicDirector, Government Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy
Microsoft
Anurag KashyapFilmmaker

Articles

Technology and transformation

In many parts of the world, tensions offline are now mirrored online. In the manner of a Wachowskis movie, machines


Framing multistakeholder conversations on encryption

An encryption policy must aim to enhance trust in the digital economy and encrypted platforms help to ensure privacy &


Encryption policy 2.0: Securing India’s digital economy​

  ​Observer Research Foundation, in collaboration with the Centre for Internet & Society and the Takshashila Institution, convened a multistakeholder


Privacy and security risks of digital payments

Across the middle mile, data is transmitted without strong encryption. Payment systems must be redesigned to prospectively protect privacy and


Privacy Inc. ​—​ ​​The one where Supreme Court saved Aadhaar

To begin with, the government must account for Aadhaar’s biggest shortcomings — its centralised design and proliferating linkages.


The new rules of data application

The three-way contract between the user, service provider and app provider will determine several questions in the future.


The national security case against Aadhaar

Linking Aadhaar to nearly everything creates a “map of maps” that is vulnerable at multiple points.


Leveraging technology for trust: A blockchain-based Aadhar?

The blockchain can track anything that has value in the digital realm. This is significant since it allows users to


Strategic technology might disrupt India-China status quo

What does the quest by Chinese companies for "top-to-bottom" domination of digital platforms mean for India?


Countering violent extremism: Lessons for India

How serious a challenge is online radicalisation for India’s security establishment? Is there now a need to go beyond purely


Hitting Refresh: Making India-US data sharing work

This paper identifies elements in the data sharing process that result in inefficiencies. It suggests reforms that can help address


What we need to talk about when we talk about Artificial Intelligence

Any inherent bias in the data on which an AI machine is programmed is invisible and incomprehensible to most end-users.


AI replicating same conceptions of gender roles that are being removed in real world

There is nothing inherently empowering or sexist about technology. It just reflects the values of its creators.


Responding to the arrival of Artificial Intelligence

The progress of AI has been attributed to three main factors — the availability of Big Data from sources such


Defining the protection of ‘the public core of the internet’ as a national interest

This ​paper discusses the tensions between the concept of ‘the public core of the internet’ and those of state sovereignty


Germany needs to address fake news and digital illiteracy

Why should one remember 2016? Presumably, what is pertinent to remember, out of various instances, is the influence of fake


India and Russia sign cyber agreement, pushing the frontier for strategic cooperation

India and Russia signed a far-reaching cyber security agreement on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Goa in 2016.