c0c0n, also known as the CyOps Con, is an annual event organized as part of the International Information Security Day. The Kerala State Police will be organizing and hosting the two day International Information Security Conference titled "c0c0n 2014" along with The Society for the Policing of Cyberspace (POLCYB - a not-for-profit society based in British Columbia, incorporated in June 1999 with their goal to enhance international partnerships among public and private professionals to prevent and combat crimes in cyberspace) and the Information Security Research Association (ISRA - a registered non-profit organization). Various technical, non-technical, legal and community events are organized as part of the program.
The number of digital security incidents and cyber-crimes are increasing daily on a proportionate rate. The cyberspace is demanding more and more security professionals, controls and research activities to curb this never ending threat to information systems. c0c0n is aimed at providing a platform to discuss, showcase, educate, understand and spread awareness on the latest trends in information / cyber security and hi-tech attacks and crimes. It also aims to provide a hand-shaking platform for various corporate, government organizations including the various investigation agencies, academia, research organizations and other industry leaders and players for better co-ordination in making the cyber world a better and safe place to be. The conference is split into two tracks, Track 1 dedicated for Law Enforcements, Cyber Governance, Digital Forensics and investigative aspects of Cyber Space with this year’s major themes being:
- Cyber Terror
- Counter Terror in the Cyber World
- Free Software for Cyber Crime Investigation
- Digital strategies for prevention and detection of crimes against women
Track 2 concentrates on the Technical, research and management aspects of Information & Cyber Security and Critical Information National Infrastructure.