CRS Kumar
2019-2021 Distinguished Speaker


Dr. CRS Kumar (Suthikshn Channarayapatna) is an Professor and COE at the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology(DIAT), DRDO, Ministry of Defence. He has received his PhD. in Engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia), MTech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, MBA from Sikkim Manipal University, Sikkim and BE in Electronics Engineering from Bangalore University. His areas of interest are in Cyber Security, Fault Tolerant Computing, Game Theory and Wireless Networking. He is Senior Member of IEEE, Fellow of IETE, Fellow of Institution of Engineers and Distinguished speaker of Computer Society.

Dr. Kumar has worked in leading multi-national corporations such as Philips, Infineon and L&T Infotech in senior positions. Dr. Kumar has won several prizes for innovation and quality. He has also received the “Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert 2018–19” award from Microsoft Education.

Defence Institute of Advanced Technology(DIAT), DRDO, Ministry of Defence

Phone: 9886741228


DVP term expires December 2021


Introduction to IEEE SWEBOK

IEEE SWEBOK (Software Engineering Body of Knowledge) is a standard description of 15 key areas that is sum of all the Knowledge of Software Engineering. We observe that Software Factories which produce software are obsolete and now there is a paradigm shift towards software engineering for quality software development. As the Software Industry is central to the critical systems development today, it is imperative to standardize the knowledge that is imparted in the domain of software engineering. The SWEBOK identifies what forms the core of software engineering. While, in an Undergraduate/Postgraduate course, the contents of software engineering are dealt with in classroom, software engineering body of knowledge (SWEBOK) benefits the students in having a professional approach while entering the software industry. Software engineers must be knowledgeable in SWEBOK. This is the goal of this course in introducing the SWEBOK.


Ransomware: Emerging Threats to Cyber Security

Ransomware is the new malware which has fascinated public with innovative forms of attacks. Ransomware not only attacks systems and makes them inaccessible, it also demands certain ransom payments from the victims. There are numerous instances of Ransomware such as Cryptolocker, Reveton, CryptoWall, Fusob etc. Ransomware may be broadly classified as Encrypting, Non-Encrypting, Leakware and Mobile. Most prominent ransomware such as Cryptolocker, uses public key cryptography to encrypt the infected machine’s data. For decrypting the files, the ransomware may demand money/crypto-currency from the victim. In this presentation, after giving an overview of ransomware attacks with case studies, we discuss new development in attacks and countermeasures in detail. We explore the emerging threats and new challenges from Ransomware.

Key words: Malware, Computer Worms and viruses, Ransonware, Public Key Cryptography, Encryption, Private Key


Software Fault Tolerance

Fault Tolerant Systems are commonplace nowadays as the availability and reliability are becoming very important. In the computing domain, fault tolerance is achieved through Hardware, Software, Network and storage fault tolerance techniques. This talk discusses Software Fault Tolerance techniques with examples and illustrations. The Software Fault Tolerance techniques such as wrappers, exception handlers, software Rejuvenation, N-Version programming etc. utilize the Fault tolerance principles such as Redundancy, Diversity and Recovery. The presentation details the history, background and developments in the field of Software Fault Tolerance.


  • Introduction to IEEE SWEBOK
  • Ransomware: Emerging Threats to Cyber Security
  • Software Fault Tolerance

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