INSSSL conducts discussion on Cyber Security
The Institute of National Security Studies of Sri
Lanka (INSSSL) held a discussion on the theme Threat Lens on "Cyber Security: The Evolving Threat
Landscape in Sri Lanka" on Thursday (18th May) at the Ministry. The
discussion was held under the patronage of Secretary to the Ministry of
Defence, Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi last evening.
The discussion was held with the presence of experts
in cyber security and information technology in the country in the wake
of recent cyber-attacks that created mayhem in the security and
commercial sectors in several countries.
The main purpose of this forum was to obtain expert
views to instigate research that will assist in producing a framework
for the country's potential cyber threat to national security. It is
hoped that the framework will provide as assessment mechanism that will
enable the government to determine its cyber security capabilities, set
individual goals and establish a plan for improving and maintaining
cyber security programs. The framework will also help contribute to
cyber security awareness and education.
Additional Secretary -Defence, Mr. R.M. Sarath Kumara,
Director General, INSSSL Mr Asanga Abeyagoonasekera and senior tri
forces officers were also present at the occasion.