Indian cyber security whiz Vivek Lall appointed special advisor to UN

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: Feb 1 2014, 23:21pm hrs
Renowned aerospace and cyber security expert Vivek Lall has been appointed special advisor to United Nations to help steer the multi-nation body frame a policy and ensure its implementation in the area of broadband and associated cyber security issues.

Lall, who heads the Indo-US Strategic Dialogue and has formed the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, is actively engaged in India-US dialogue in various fields including defence, aviation, aerospace and cyber security.

President of the General Assembly, John W Ashe, with whom Lall will be actively working for implementation of this policy, has conveyed his intention to convene a series of three high-level events and thematic debates of member states to put in place a roadmap to operationalise the whole concept of "The post-2015 Development agenda: Setting the Stage", a release said.

The objective of the United Nations is to quickly design, develop and deploy a cyber security strategy that will identify the unique challenges within the global community and provide services that will help address them in an efficient and cost effective manner.