Winter School on Security, Privacy and Trust in Cyberspace (for Women Only)

Sponsored by TCS Research


** Selected students for Winter Schools 2022 have been informed individually by email about the next steps. **

Dates: 3 to 15 January 2022

Academic coordinator:

Hosted by Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai

Platform: Webex (link will be provided to the registered students)

Overview of the School:
In today’s world – be it business, government, defense, academia, or daily life - the importance of cyberspace is undeniable. This space has slowly (and irreversibly) become a vessel to carry out all our critical communications and tasks. Protecting the cyber-platforms from unauthorized and criminal (ab)use is therefore an urgent need. The most fascinating – as well as annoying – part of it is that there is always a cat-and-mouse race between the attackers and the designers of any secure systems and, therefore, all bets are off! In this school, we take a closer look at some of the state-of-the-art technologies used to protect the cyber space from the most modern and sophisticated cybercriminals. This school offers an opportunity to learn this art from some of the finest experts one can find in this area. The school will also include an interactive session on the career prospects for women in this area.

List of subtopics:

  • Mathematical foundations for cybersecurity
  • Introduction to modern cryptography
  • Privacy preservation techniques
  • Zero-knowledge proof
  • Blockchain
  • Post-quantum cryptography
  • Critical infrastructure security
  • Security of large-scale systems
  • Career opportunities, challenges, and support for women in security

Proposed list of speakers (with affiliations):

  • Shweta Agrawal (IIT Madras)
  • Chaya Ganesh (IISc Bangalore)
  • Sachin Lodha (TCS Research)
  • Rajat Moona (IIT Bhilai)
  • Debdeep Mukhopadhyay (IIT Kharagpur)
  • Souradyuti Paul (IIT Bhilai)
  • Sandeep Shukla (IIT Kanpur)
  • Santha Subramoni (TCS)

Background/prior courses recommended:

  • Basic knowledge in programming and algorithms