Sept. 13, 2011
-- A two day workshop on Cyber Forensics and Ethical Hacking was held at Lovely Professional University for its students and aspiring faculty. It was held on 10th and 11th September in collaboration with Net Nobles Technologies, IT Compliance & Security, from Karnataka state. The training covered modules of Ethics; Google Hacking; Information Gathering, Scanning; Sniffing Networks; Web Application Security; Virus, worms, Trojans and Malwares; Meta-spoilt Unleashed; Social Engineering Toolkit; Practical approach to cryptography etc. Three experts Mr. Hari krishnan, Chief Technical Officer, Mr. Karthik Ranganath- A member of the NULL community, CEO and Mr. Raghavendra Karthik D, Chief Technical Analyst also addressed the training seekers. More than 300 students got benefitted through this workshop.
On this conduction, the Director General of the University, Er. H R Singla said: "We want that our students should always be up to the Mark. They should be well abreast with latest technologies emerging regularly, affecting our lives, directly or indirectly. The present conduction through the very expert hands in the field is an effort for the general benefit of the students." He added: "The practical approach made available to the students, through experts, has really made the course contents of the workshop very easily understandable to them." He also laid stress that such workshops are very essential in present scenario where spreading wings of 'hacking' are direly needed to be nipped for the benefit of the society.
It is worth noticing that 'Net Nobles' is a network security audit and security consulting firm in the field of Information security and Ethical Hacking. It has been catering to the needs of IT infrastructure security and also system security, along with the needs of students by training them and making their foundation strong in this field. Its IT audit services include network security audit, compliance audit, website security audit, penetration testing, risk assessment, and forensic investigation. Explaining more, Mr. Hari Krishnan, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), informed: "Our team has over 200 web application advisories to its name, along with few journals being published in different portals. Our team represents Def Con in India in two places. We also have members with international certifications in the field of network security and Ethical hacking."
A few of the participant-
students, Puneet, Archit, Srishti, Jo Anne, Paras, Milind, Rebecca said: "During training, 'HaXoR' immersed us into a hands-on environment by showing how to conduct ethical hacking. We were exposed to an entirely different way of achieving optimal information security posture by knowing fully how to scan, test, hack and also to secure our own systems. In fact, it was a very fast paced course, of sixteen hours, with live demos of hacking tools. We have come to know Hacking history, Why is security needed, What is ethical hacking, Google tricks, Basic hacks and allied issues in a very easy manner."