Commander Amila Prasanga Presents at the International Symposium on Societal and Technological Determinants of Security

Commander Amila Prasanga, Military Research Officer at the Institute of National Security Studies (INSS), proudly participated in the International Symposium on Societal and Technological Determinants of Security: Adaptive Strategies for Information and Cyber Challenges, held online on May 24, 2024.

This event, organized by the Security and Defence Quarterly, the Security Education Department of the National Security Faculty at War Studies University, Poland, and İzmir Kâtip Çelebi University, Turkey, provided an insightful exploration of critical security challenges and adaptive strategies, advancing our understanding and approaches to safeguarding our information and cyber environments.

The symposium featured six dynamic panels addressing various aspects of security in the digital age. Cdr Amila Prasanga discussed his research paper on the panel titled "Environmental and Cyber Threats: A Multi-dimensional Approach to Security."

His research paper, “Forging Digital Defenses: Island Nations of the Indian Ocean Brace for Converging Climate and Cyber Threats to Critical Infrastructure,” delves into identifying key vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure, assessing potential cascading effects of combined climate and cyber disruptions, and proposing recommendations for building adaptive cyber defenses. The findings emphasize the importance of fostering comprehensive national security strategies that address both physical and digital threats to critical infrastructure. Additionally, the research aims to empower island nations in the Indian Ocean to develop robust digital defenses, ensuring the resilience of their critical infrastructure in the face of converging threats.