Dr. Hota delivered an invited talk on the topic "Security Issues and Challenges in a Connected World" at National E-Governance Seminar on ICT & Open Source Software: Issues and Challenges, Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India, Sept 22nd, 2013.
The talk covered various possible threat landscapes in a connected world including the work of Carna botnet. It emphasized on Internet, now being used as a medium to spread hatred, do malicious activities etc. as different nations have different controls and governance structures for managing the Internet. Various nations' stand on Net neutrality was also discussed. The talk also stressed the P2P menace and solutions for countering it.