Prof. Dr. Subarna Shakya Is a Newly Elected President Of CSRI

Prof. Dr. Subarna Shakya is the New President of CSRI Nepal

16th May 2020, Kathmandu

First CSRI Annual General Meeting Conducted Through Videoconference, Prof. Dr. Subarna Shakya is the New President of CSRI Nepal.

Center for Cyber Security Research and Innovation Nepal (CSRI) focuses on delivering innovative solutions by addressing real-world cybersecurity issues. Since its beginning back in 2018, CSRI has been actively involved in raising cybersecurity awareness.

The major aim of the center is to inspire and develop the future generation of cybersecurity professionals.

CSRI Nepal has achieved a milestone today (May 16) by conducting its first Annual General Meeting (AGM) through Zoom, a videoconferencing app. This initiation certainly is something that will mark the history of CSRI.

The main agenda discussed in the meeting are:

  • Motion to Approve Agenda
  • Introduction of Founding Board Members
  • Welcome Speech by President
  • Annual Report/ Year in Review by General Secretary (Followed with the motion to approve the GS Report by all CSRI Members)
  • Audit Report/Financial Reports by Treasurer (Followed with the motion to approve the Treasurer Report by all CSRI Members)
  • Elections for President, Vice Presidents, General Secretary, Secretary, Treasurer, and Directors
  • Miscellaneous
  • Adjournment

Discussions from the AGM

Cyber Security Research Center Nepal

The first AGM of CSRI, the first cybersecurity research organization in Nepal, has been concluded today through an online webinar. Mr. Premsharan Shrestha, Director General, Department of Information Technology was the Chief Guest at the General Assembly. 

Speaking at the inaugural function, Mr. Nawaraj Kuwar, President of CAN, lauded the contribution made by CSRI in the development and expansion of the ICT sector. Er. Binod Dhakal (Past President at CAN) said that the government should create an environment for IT entrepreneurs to work and invest. He said that Nepal’s industrial development would take a leap only if it could create an investment environment. Similarly, Advocate Baburam Aryal, CEO at Delta Law, praised CSRI and said that cybersecurity is an integral part of the Internet governance sector.

Other guests include Biplav Man Singh, Former President at CAN, Kumar Pudasainee, Ram Krishna Pariyar, and advisor of CSRI Nepal, Vivek S. Rana.

In the second session, Virtual Commendation Certificates were distributed to the founding officials of CSRI and a new working committee was elected.

The General Assembly elected a 16-member working committee led by Prof. Dr. Subarna Shakya.

Result of the Elections for a New Working Committee

The General Assembly elected a 16-member working committee led by Prof. Dr. Subarna Shakya.

CSRI Nepal Newly Elected President

Here is the newly elected working committee:

  1. Prof. Dr. Subarna Shakya – President
  2. Chiranjibi Adhikari – Immediate Past President
  3. Pawan Kumar Sharma – Sr. Vice President
  4. Milan Raj Nepali – Vice President
  5. Rojakiran Basukala – Vice President
  6. Shaligram Parajuli – General Secretary
  7. Suman Thapaliya – Secretary
  8. Pramod Parajuli – Treasurer
  9. RK Dahal – Executive Member
  10. Sheela Karki Kansakar – Executive Member
  11. Sarala Karki – Executive Member
  12. Ganga Bhandari – Executive Member
  13. Reg Bahadur Bhandari – Executive Member
  14. Bhim Dhoj Shrestha – Executive Member
  15. Tej Prasad Dhamal – Executive Member
  16. Abhash Adhikari – Executive Member

Newly Elected President Plans

The newly elected President of CSRI, Prof. Dr. Subarna Shakya presented some plans for his Presidency:

  • National IT Security Council Formation (Lobbying to Nepal Government)
  • Cyber Security Research Hub of Nepal
  • Cyber Security Policy Advisory to Nepal Government
  • Research Report Publications

Here are the details points:

  • Promote cybersecurity awareness program from low level to high level
  • Promote security and resilience in the business sector and among ICT operators
  • Sensitize citizens and the public and private sectors to the risks derived from cyberspace
  • Obtain and maintain technological knowledge, experience, and skills in Nepal in order to support the cybersecurity objectives
  • Promote as cybersecurity research and development hub
  • Conduct regular training, workshop, and conferences
  • Promote research journal publication
  • Work in Cloud Security
  • Recommend the government to establish National IT Security Council

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