Cocon, also known as the CyOps Con, is an annual event organized as part of the International Information Security Day. The Kerala State Police organized and hosted two days International Information Security Conference titled ”c0c0n 2014″ on 22nd and 23rd of August. The conference was inaugurated by Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala and Former Indian President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was the chief guest of the function.The two-day conference held on Friday and Saturday focused on the spurt in cyber crimes against women in the state. The conference introduced and shared the latest trends in cyber crimes. The representatives from around 20 countries including the United States, Canada and Nigeria took part in the event. The objective of the cyber dome centre on the anvil near Infopark is to conduct research on the rising cyber crimes.
Offensive and defensive cyber capabilities were as important as nuclear expertise for the nation and institutions like IITs need to enhance their research in cyber security with active industry role, former President, Dr A P J Abdul Kalam said on 22nd August. Addressing the two-day ‘Security and Hacking Conference Cocon-2014′ being organised by Kerala police here, he also stressed on the need for technology upgradation and investment education in Cyber security for counter cyber security threat. Social media world over has been used for good and bad purposes, and by covert and overt social groups. The future of cyber security and in fact the national security would be centered on social media, he said.