c0c0n, previously known as Cyber Safe, is an annual event conducted as part of the International Information Security Day. Kerala Police, in the past years, has been playing the leading role in organizing a two day International Information Security Conference titled c0c0n in association with The Society for the Policing of Cyberspace (POLCYB) -(POLCYB is an international, not-for-profit organization, incorporated in British Columbia, Canada. Their goal is to enhance international partnerships among public and private professionals to prevent, detect, and respond to cybercrime. POLCYB also provides cybercrime prevention awareness for the general public, SMEs, and other organizations.) and ISRA - (a registered non-profit organization, as part of Information Security Day 2016). 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 and controls 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 and hi-tech 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.
CONFERENCE VENUE |
28-29 September, 2018
Grand Hyatt, Kochi, India
WORKSHOP VENUE |
27 September, 2018
I must say that I was blown away by both the arrangements, design, and hospitality. Before going there I didn’t know such a place even exists (Kerala), and I found one of the most beautiful places on our planet (God’s Own, right?).
At first the idea of Cyber + Policing seemed strange, but there were plenty of interesting talks – both “high level” and “technical”. Also got to meet great people.
Thank you guys for all the efforts you’ve put into this great event!
Cocon is a unique experience. This is one of the few conferences that brings together lawyers, hackers, industry experts and politicians. It aims at encouraging dialogue and greater interaction in the fight against cybercrime. And it is a true success!
Cocon is a major event in the computer security world that takes place in India. During our last stay, we had a very warm and friendly welcome from the Cocon's organizing team. Attending this conference was a very good experience for us.
My experience of c0c0n 2014 was that the conference covers a broad spectrum of information security topics. The conference is supported both locally and internationally by the Government of India, Kerala State Police, Polcyb, and private enterprise. The conference is well organised and executed, with speakers addressing various topics of interest to anyone engaging in online investigations, or information security. Speakers are sourced from the region and internationally, presenting, and discussing issues they experience at a local level, and which are identified as common to all. c0c0n will broaden your technical and policy knowledge relating to online protection and vulnerabilities.
C0C0N conference provides a good perspective from corporate, public and government views on Information Security. A very well organized conference with excellent themes and topics covered.
Hearty Congratulations to ISRA on seven years of pioneering service to Information Security & its evangelization!
The connect that ISRA had created between Government, Public & Private Organizations had been remarkable with its unique involvement of NextGen from academia. The footprint of ISRA’s work in global arena through co-hosting COOCON by involving Information Security Professionals & organizations of International repute is commendable. The thought leadership and patronage galvanized by ISRA to make the Indian impression in the global forum of Information Security needs all praise and encouragement for the road travelled and its vision for the future!
Many thanks ISRA! All the best for your future endeavours!
c0c0n is a great conference, much bigger than I was expecting: all of the organizers, crew and sponsors have been so nice with me, and I've learned a lot about India's hacking underground and security challenges in this huge country.
Member PSG - European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)
Founder & CTO, Mediaservice.net - Italy
c0c0n is a uniquely valuable event. Security conferences often promise to bring law enforcement and industry together or to embrace the hacker community. c0c0n actually delivers on that promise. No matter your infosec role, c0c0n will expand your professional horizons.
c0c0n is a great example of cooperation between the public and private sectors. Working together and without boarders, is the only way that we can fight cybercrime efficiently.
Attending c0c0n was an amazing experience. I have never felt more welcome and every talk I attended was excellent.
i've spoken at c0c0n conference a number of times. c0c0n conference might not be big, but is well organized, everyone is extremely friendly and it does feel like great community to be a part of. More over, c0c0n held in a very special part of India that is well known for its spices and beautiful scenery.
c0c0n has been very well organized & conducted since its inception and has grown from strength to strength.
The team has raised the bar for Information Security & Hackers conferences in India using innovative & eye catching strategies. The cohesive & total involvement of State Govt. and other departments is another amazing feature and worth emulating.
I'm a regular delegate there and it's a must visit annual pilgrimage for the serious Information Security professional. Kudos to c0c0n team for putting up a great show every year. You guys rock !!.
At Corporates, we are used to protecting critical assets that are vital for the business. Our critical assets are the expensive servers, networks, business critical applications and the like. At CoCon, we experienced a different world. We saw how the government and law enforcement agencies protect their assets. The difference here was that, their assets were invaluable - human lives. How the same technologies are used to protect human lives & cybercrimes, this gave us a paradigm shift to our otherwise conventional thinking. The tolerable error was zero, since the assets are irreplaceable. The precision and velocity of using the same technologies made us think beyond. Our horizons are wider now.
Speakers from across the globe brought different aromas and flavors on to the stage. Each session progressed into the next seamlessly and each one connected to the central theme. The sessions gave us enough food for thought. We look forward to coming in CoCon Event year on year. Kudos to the Kerala Police Team & Organizers…!!