Date of the event
14.09.2020 to 19.09.2020
Title of the Event
Five-day Faculty Development Program on ‘Cyber Security and Big Data Analytics’
Department of Information Science and Engineering & Department of Computer Science & Engineering, MVJCE, Bangalore, in association with IETE, Bangalore Chapter.
Names of the Resource Speakers
14/9/2020: Mr. Samarth Bhaskar Bhat, Technical Director, Reverse Engineering Infosec
15/9/2020 and 16/9/2020: Mr. Sai Satish, Founder and CEO of Indian Servers
18/9/2020: Mr. Senthil Kumar Chockalingam, Assistant Vice President, Barclays Services, USA
19/9/2020: Mr. Devadasan Kizhapat, CTO, Unpickle Analytic Solutions
Big data analytics in security involves the ability to gather massive amounts of digital information, to analyze, visualize and draw insights that can make it possible to predict and stop cyber-attacks. Along with security technologies, it gives us a stronger cyber defense posture. The objective of this FDP was to enhance the vision of faculty members and research scholars, by exposing them to the recent developments that are taking place in cyber security. The FDP was designed to provide a platform to the participants to learn the basics, applications, and role of Big Data Analytics and Cyber Security.
With this aim in mind, the Department of Information Science and Engineering & the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, MVJCE, Bangalore, organized a Five-day Faculty Development Program on ‘Cyber Security and Big Data Analytics’, from 14.09.2020 to 19.09.2020. The FDP saw an overwhelming registration of 308 participants from various states of India.
The FDP was inaugurated by Dr. P Mahabaleswarappa, Principal, MVJCE. In the welcome address, he extoled the teachers for being in a noble profession, and said that they should always keep abreast of recent trends and technologies and emerging areas. He rightly mentioned that it is the need of the hour to update the knowledge in thrust areas to meet the requirements of the Industry as well as the students.
Following the Principal’s welcome address, Mr. Samarth Bhaskar Bhat, Technical Director, Reverse Engineering Infosec, started his session on the topic ‘Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security’.
During his session, Mr. Samarth explained the importance of Cyber Security, the skills required for the Cyber security profession, how to bridge the gap between campus and company placement, application of cyber security etc. He cleared some misconceptions regarding hacking.
Mr. Samarth spoke about the different types of hackers: Black hat, White Hat, Grey Hat and Script Kiddies. He demonstrated the hacking of radio communication.
He added that in modern times, Cyber Security is used in every field, including Machine learning, Database, Communication, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics etc.
The topic for the second and third days of the FDP was also ‘Cyber Security’. On both the days, the sessions were conducted by Mr. Sai Satish, Founder and CEO of Indian Servers.
Mr. Sai Satish started his session by explaining the steps to be followed for securing the personal systems and mobiles from cyber-attack. He insisted that one must use Google authenticator and a strong and unique password for every account in the Internet. He has also cautioned that one should check the URL of any webpage before login, to ensure that it is not a phishing webpage.
He demonstrated practically how radio communications are hacked without the knowledge of the common people.
For system protection he recommended server hardening, using firewall and avoid adding any pop-up extensions as it stores cookies and can hack data. He listed out various options for system security.
On the third day of the FDP, Mr. Sai Satish explained about some concepts related to cyber security, namely, Service, Process & Binder and Man in the middle attack. He demonstrated man in the middle attack with an example scenario.
He listed out the top 10 web application security risks:
- Injection flaws, such as SQL, NoSQL, OS, and LDAP injection
- Broken Authentication
- Sensitive Data Exposure.
- XML External Entities
- Broken Access Control
- Security Misconfiguration
- Cross-Site Scripting XSS
- Insecure Deserialization
- Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities
- Insufficient Logging & Monitoring
He demonstrated the advanced SQL injection tool.
The fourth day of the FDP dealt with the topic ‘Bigdata Analytics’. Mr. Senthil Kumar Chockalingam, Assistant Vice President, Barclays Services, USA, was the Resource Speaker for this session. He started his session by explaining concepts like NoSQL, NFS, OLTP, SAAS etc.
Following that, he spoke about the Hadoop Ecosystem. He explained that Hadoop Ecosystem is a platform which provides various services to solve the big data problems. It includes Apache projects and various commercial tools and solutions. He mentioned four major elements of Hadoop – HDFS, MapReduce, YARN and Hadoop Common.
Towards the end of his session, he also showed the connection between Cyber security and Bigdata.
Mr. Devadasan also expounded the significance of Computer Science and Information Science in the Business world.
He pointed out that Data Science is applied everywhere and showed the relationship between Data Science and Business Intelligence.
Towards the end of his session, Mr. Devadasan highlighted various job roles available in the Data Science field:
- Data Scientist
- Data Engineer
- Data Analyst
- Business Analyst
Finally, the session got concluded with vote of thanks by Dr. Sanchari Saha, HOD, Dept. of ISE, MVJCE.
Outcome of the event:
The participants found the event interactive and effective. They understood how to process massive amounts of data that are available both in structured and unstructured forms, and how to analyze those data in an iterative, as well as in a time-sensitive manner. The participants also gained awareness on how to protect their personal system, mobile and data from cyber-attacks.