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Google to nurture youth in technology through it’s 3-day India summit

The summit will also have a 'Design Thinking' workshop by university innovation fellows from across the country

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The students would learn about various emerging technologies through a series of engaging sessions from experts from Google.
The students would learn about various emerging technologies through a series of engaging sessions from experts from Google. Wikimedia Commons
  • The summit will begin from February 23 to 25
  • The inaugural batch will see 200 student ambassadors from 98 cities across 170 colleges
  • The summit will also have a ‘Design Thinking’ workshop by university innovation fellows from across the country

With an aim to creating a pool of highly-skilled workforce in the country, Google on Friday announced a three-day ‘Developer Students Club’ (DSC) summit in Goa.

The summit — from February 23 to 25 — is aimed at giving the Indian student community a head-start on Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Mobile and Web Development technologies.

“To broaden access to world-class technology curricula for students, we are delighted to launch the ‘Developer Students Club’ summit that would make it easy for students and developers to gain the skills they need to be successful in the changing technology landscape,” William Florance, Developer Products Group and Skilling Lead, Google, said in a statement.

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The inaugural batch will see 200 student ambassadors from 98 cities across 170 colleges in India attend the three-day event.

The students would learn about various emerging technologies through a series of engaging sessions from experts from Google and industry and hands-on one-to-one mentoring activities.

The summit will also have a ‘Design Thinking’ workshop by university innovation fellows from across the country. (IANS)

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66% Indian Business Decision Makers Concerned About Cyber Threats

In line with this approach, 79 per cent of Indian business decision makers would want to adopt deeply-integrated or synchronised security solutions that could detect, investigate and respond to cyber threats

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Cyber security is a shared responsibility. While IT teams must be proactive in their response to Cyber Threats, knowledgeable employees and leadership teams pave the way for organisations to better detect, protect and respond. Pixabay

Sixty-six per cent of business decision makers in India believe lack of security expertise is a challenge for their organisations, while 63 per cent of Indian businesses are concerned about being exposed to Cyber Threats due to employee errors, according to a new report.

“As the threat landscape evolves, businesses too need to advance their defence mechanisms with synchronised security solutions that are designed to strengthen their cyber security posture,” Sunil Sharma, Managing Director, Sales, Sophos India and SAARC, said in a statement.

The success of an organisation’s cyber security investment lies not just in buying technology, but corporate culture, employee education and path-to-purchase also play critical roles, according to the Future of Cybersecurity in Asia Pacific and Japan-Culture, Efficiency, Awareness report.

“Cyber security is a shared responsibility. While IT teams must be proactive in their response to Cyber Threats, knowledgeable employees and leadership teams pave the way for organisations to better detect, protect and respond,” Sharma said.

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Sixty-six per cent of business decision makers in India believe lack of security expertise is a challenge for their organisations, while 63 per cent of Indian businesses are concerned about being exposed to Cyber Threats due to employee errors. Pixabay

Only 19 per cent of Indian organisations regularly make significant changes to their cyber security approach, and 38 per cent intend to make changes to security approach in the next 6-24 months.

In line with this approach, 79 per cent of Indian business decision makers would want to adopt deeply-integrated or synchronised security solutions that could detect, investigate and respond to cyber threats, it added.

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According to global cyber security major Sophos, main triggers for security updates — beyond changes to overall security posture — are technology and product developments, compliance and regulation requirements, and growing awareness of new attacks. (IANS)