Indian cyber security whiz Vivek Lall appointed special advisor to UN

Feb 01 2014, 17:51 IST
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SummaryLall is actively engaged in India-US dialogue in various fields including defence, aviation, aerospace and cyber security.

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.

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