A recent seminar on cyberspace stability in Shanghai showed a global preoccupation by nations to acquire capabilities and devise protective mechanisms against attacks. A reflection on two themes emerging from the discussions
Researcher, Cybersecurity Studies Programme and Manager, Management Office, Gateway House
Sagnik Chakraborty is a Researcher in Cybersecurity and Manager for the Management Office at Gateway House. His work focuses on technology and national security. Sagnik is a software engineer by profession with more than nine years of experience in the IT industry. Prior to Gateway House, he worked with Tata Consultancy Services. He has held various roles in his IT career, starting from a developer to a consultant to an operations and product manager. His areas of research interest are cyber security, digital black markets, digital payment systems, and messaging platforms, business analytics and disruptive technologies.
Cyber security, business analytics, digital black markets, digital payment systems, messaging platforms
Last modified: November 4, 2019
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