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Technology and Cyber Security in Bihar Assembly Election: Bihar Development Dialogue

Bihar Development Dialogue

Bihar Assembly Election is scheduled to be held in October-November. This will be the first major election held in India after the Covid-19 outbreak. Coronavirus pandemic has brought disruptions in every walk of life. This is bound to have enormous impact on electioneering.

The most obvious impact is going to be in use of technology. Political parties are depending excessively on social networking technology to connect with their voters. What are the challenges and opportunities in use of social network? What are the cyber security threats?

The control of most of the social networking apps are outside India. The government recently banned 59 Chinese Apps citing threats to national security. What kind of threat such Apps pose on electioneering and the national security? This Bihar Development Dialogue will delve into these issues and more. The broad points of deliberation:

  1. Internet Based Election and Cyber Threats
  2. Effective Use of Social Media in Election Campaigning
  3. Impact and Role of Chinese Apps in Bihar Election
  4. Social Network and Polling Trend



Mr. Shesh Sarangdhar, Cyber Security Expert and CEO of Seclabs and Systems

Mr. Gyanendra Kumar Keshri, CEO & Editor, BiharConnect

Date: 2 July 2020 | Time: 5 PM

About Mr. Shesh Sarangdhar

Shesh Sarangdhar is a Cyber Security Expert and CEO of Seclabs and Systems. Shesh is amongst the most innovative technology oriented security analysts in the country. His comments and views on emerging cyber and real-world threats have been published in several top-tier media outlets.

He has been working with multiple LEA building implementable solutions and providing inputs to prevent untoward incidents using ethical hacking, big data analytics and machine learning. He has proposed and implemented predictive frameworks using mathematical models, Social Network Analytics and graphs. He is currently doing MS in Big Data Analytics from University of Liverpool and has been funded internationally for his A.I projects from International Security Accelerator, Cork and ICE7 Inspire by SIgmatel and NUS.

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