Cyber Security Awareness Drive
As part of MET 2 Decades Celebration, MET Institute of Computer Science hosted ‘Cyber Security Awareness Seminar’ on August 20, 2009. Avinash Kadam, Director, COO and Head of Delivery, MIEL e-Security Pvt.Ltd, Prof. P K Swamy, Senior Information Security Consultant – MIEL team, Prof. Dinesh Vadera – MET ICS and Dr. Sunita Mahajan, Principal – MET ICS launched the event by lighting the traditional inaugural lamp.
Dr. Sunita Mahajan guided the MET staff, faculty and students in building safe and secure systems. Computer crime, cyber-crime, e-crime, hi-tech crime or electronic crime generally refers to criminal activity where a computer or network is a source, tool, target or place of a crime. As the use of computers has grown, computer crime has become more important. Computer crime has broadly been defined as criminal activity involving a information technology infrastructure, including illegal access, illegal interception, data interference, system interference, misuse of devices, forgery and electronic fraud.
Chief Guest, Mr. A Kadam explained about the computer hackers and ethical hackers. Hackers are very curious and keen to understand how things work; they have tremendous experiences and are very intelligent. They are the one who are involved in some degree of infringement on the privacy of others or damage to computer-based property such as file, web page or software. The impact of computer hacking varies from simply being simply invasive and annoying to illegal. There is an aura of mystery that surrounds hacking, and a prestige that accompanies being part of a relatively “elite” group of individuals who possess technological savvy and willing to take the risk required to become a true ”hacker”. “Ethical Hackers” are computer security experts, who specialize in penetration testing, and other testing methodologies, to ensure that a company’s information systems are secure they are called “sneakers”.
‘Cyber Security Awareness Seminar’ featured topics on Malware, Attack Analysis, Digital Forensics, Email Security, Web Security, Cyber Crimes and Case Studies. Considering the rising threat to security through mobile and internet, METizens had hands on training on various tools leading to ethical hacking and exercise to determine whether servers and web sites are secured or not.
This event was well attended by the MET staff, faculty, students and was a marvellous learning experience for all in the area of Cyber Security to protect your Digital Assets.