Keynote Speaker

Prof. Dr. Igor V. Kotenko
(St. Petersburg Federal Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPC RAS))

Session: Onsite

Title: Artificial intelligence for attack and defense in cyber security


Artificial intelligence (AI) has become one of the main approaches to processing huge amounts of heterogeneous data and performing various cyber security tasks, including vulnerability management and security assessment, security monitoring, distributed access control. AI is changing the way computers are programmed and how they are used. In the modern interpretation, AI systems are systems, first of all, of machine learning, and sometimes these AI systems are even more narrowed down to artificial neural networks. In cyber security, AI methods provided the opportunity to create advanced cyber security tools, but also allowed attackers to significantly improve the cyber attacks. The evolution of attack and defense tools took place mainly in the form of an arms race, which in its essence was asymmetric and beneficial to attackers. Cybercriminals are able to launch targeted attacks at unprecedented speed and scale, while bypassing traditional detection mechanisms. The talk shows the current state of AI in cyber security. The key areas of focus at the intersection of AI and cyber security are analyzed: enhancing cyber security with AI, AI for cyber attacks, the vulnerability of AI systems to attacks, and the use of AI in malicious information operations. The own research in the field of intelligent monitoring of cyber security and detection of cyber attacks is presented. This research is being supported by the grant of Russian Science Foundation #21-71-20078 in SPC RAS.

Short Bio:

Igor Kotenko is a Chief Scientist and Head of Research Laboratory of Computer Security Problems of the St. Petersburg Federal Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is also Professor of ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications. He is the Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, IEEE Senior member, member of many Editorial Boards of Russian and International Journals, and the author of more than 800 refereed publications, including 25 books and monographs. Main research results are in artificial intelligence, telecommunication, cyber security, including network intrusion detection, modeling and simulation of network attacks, vulnerability assessment, security information and event management, verification and validation of security policy. Igor Kotenko was a project leader in the research projects from the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development, EU FP7 and FP6 Projects, HP, Intel, F-Secure, Huawei, etc. The research results of Igor Kotenko were tested and implemented in multitude of Russian research and development projects, including grants of Russian Science Foundation, Russian Foundation of Basic Research and multitude of State contracts. He has been a keynote and invited speaker on multitude of international conferences and workshops, as well as chaired many international conferences.

Krishna Kumar Lahoti
(Director, CNLABS (US, India, Australia))

Session: Onsite

Title: IPv6 – Empowering Digital Economies in Developing APAC Nations with IoT and AI

Short Bio:

Krishna Kumar Lahoti is the Director of CNLABS specializing in cutting-edge networking technologies such as SDN, NFV, and IoT. As the President of ANZ IPv6 Forum and the Vice Chair of APAC IPv6 Council, his true passion lies in promoting and advocating for the widespread adoption of IPv6 in the APAC Region. His remarkable achievements have earned him several accolades, including the prestigious IPv6 Hall of Fame 2022 award by the IPv6 Forum. He is also an IPv6 Forum Certified Engineer, demonstrating his proficiency and mastery in this domain. Furthermore, Krishna is the Vice-Officer (Asia) for the IPv6 Ready Logo program and is one of the founding members of the Bharat IPv6 Forum.

Krishna has been instrumental in the development and updates of IPv6 Ready Logo program test specifications and test tools. Notably, he has represented India at ETSI’s Industry Specific Group (ISG) for IPv6 Enhanced Innovation (IPE) and is currently contributing to the IPv6 Forum’s IPv6 Enhanced Council for SRv6 and IPv6 Cybersecurity. His expertise extends to speaking engagements, organization of impactful IPv6 webinars, workshops, and training programs. He consistently represents CNLABS at esteemed national and global forums, actively contributing to the standardization of internet practices.

Krishna has played a pivotal role in making IPv6 mandatory for all telecom equipment with IP-capability in India, under Dept of Telecom’s (DoT) MTCTE regulatory scheme. His close collaboration with the DoT is further evident in his leadership roles as the Vice Chair of the Indian Department of Telecom’s NWG-11, corresponding to ITU-T’s SG-11, and as the Chair of NWP-3, corresponding to ITU-T SG-11’s WP-3.

With his extensive knowledge, remarkable leadership skills, and unwavering dedication, Krishna Kumar Lahoti continues to be a driving force in the promotion and adoption of IPv6 in the Asia-Pacific region with the ultimate goal of achieving an IPv6-Only internet by 2030.