Monday, 24 December 2012

IWIS - a grand success

The International Workshop on Information Security (IWIS), a prestigious and first of its kind event was conducted in BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus from 15-19th Dec, 2012. It kick-started to a colossal and successful opening on the 15th of December and the inauguration programme saw an enthusiastic and diverse crowd from students, faculty, and industry alike.
The Workshop spanned over 5 days, from the 15th to 19th, and had several noted speakers from academia and the industry.

Needless to say, NetClique also had a great time contributing to the Workshop and interacting with the 
guest speakers.

The first two days had noted academicians like Prof. Adita P. Mathur and Prof. Mustaq Ahamad take the dias. While Prof. Mathur talked about Cyber physical systems and touched the case studies of topics like Stuxnet, Prof. Ahamad talked about Trust in Distributed systems.

Dr. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru (of PreCog fame) also presented his work on Privacy and Security in Online Social Media.  The lab session by his PhD student Aditi Gupta, which dealt with  familiarizing the participants with the developer scenario of extracting data from popular Online Social Media platforms like Facebook and Twitter API’s using JSON scripts from Facebook and twitter, was quite well received. 

Prof. Nasir Memon's talks on Digital and Network Forensics were invigorating for the audience and generated interesting discussions.
Jagan and Pratik had a good time with him discussing about his work on Network forensics and P2P botnets. Prof. Memon also showed keen interest in the work being pursued by NetClique.

Dr. Narendra Kumar took two sessions and a lab on Malware Detection by behavioral modelling. He was also  involved in interesting discussions with Jagan and Pratik and his work is also of interest to us.

Jagan and Pratik, under the mentorship of Prof. Abhishek, led a team of volunteers for a hands-on lab session on Ethical hacking and Intrusion Detection. The participants had an exciting session in which they not only learned but also tried out SQL injection attacks and Tab-nabbing attacks using the distribution Backtrack. They were also given an overview of the Snort IDS which is currently configured for one of the labs at the BITS campus and which was used to detect the injection attacks.

Our lab session in progress

Apart from these noted speakers from Academia, there were other delegates from the industry as well. Read the highlights of the Workshop on the official homepage here

Monday, 10 December 2012

IWIS, Dec 2012

BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus is hosting the First International Workshop on Information Security (IWIS) from Dec 15-19 2012. 
NetClique is active in it and we hope to see you there!

Year end update

NetClique bids farewell to Vikram Nunia and wishes him all the best for his future.
From January 2013, Vijay Sridhar, B.E. Computer Science, will be the latest addition to our team.