TiE Pune presents a “My Story” session with Kailash Katkar, CEO and Founder of Quickheal, one of Pune’s major success stories in software products on 5th May, 6pm, at MCCIA, ICC Towers, SB Road.
About the speaker – Kailash Katkar
Kailash Katkar is the founder and CEO of Quickheal Technologies, India’s leading provider of Internet Security tools and is a leader in Anti-Virus Technology in India. Starting his career as a radio repair technician, Sanjay created Quickheal, a highly successful software prduct company from our very own Pune that had 09-10 revenue in excess of Rs 100 Cr.
In addition to hearing the jingles of Quickheal on FM radio, we have read about Quickheal recently when Sequoia Capital, leading VC investd Rs60 cr in Quick Heal some six months ago. Quick Heal Technologies has established Quick Heal product family as industry benchmark for computer security.
Quick Heal, an award winning security product is installed in corporate, small business and consumers’ homes protecting their computers from viruses and other malicious threats. Serving millions of users worldwide, Quick Heal Technologies employs more than 350 people in eighteen branch offices and is headquartered at Pune, India.
Quick Heal Technologies has firmly established its position in India and also operates through a network of dealers and channel partners in more than 50 countries worldwide.
About TiE Pune My Story
“My Story – Inspiring Journey of an Entrepreneur” This program is created to celebrate entrepreneurship and bring stories from successful entrepreneurs in their own words. The invited speakers will share their entrepreneurial journeys and talk about lessons learned, mistakes they wish they avoided, and key decisions that helped make their venture successful.
Fees and Registration
The event is on 5th May, from 6pm to 8pm, on the 5th Floor, MCCIA, ICC Towers, SB Road. This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here
'null' the "open" security community presents an event on Nov 13, 4:30pm at SICSR Model Colony.
Details are as follows:
Talk: SOA architecture and SOAP protocol architecture detail and attack Vector by Nabarun sengupta
Brief Description of Talk: Will discuss on what are web services? How SOA architecture came into existence? The SOA architecture came forth with the concept of SOAP protocol and WSDL files. We will see the communication between them. Then some aspects on attacker’s approach will be highlighted. Eventually it will end with a video demonstration of an web service attack on WSDigger through WSKnight open source tool.
Talk: How to convert your linux box into Security Gateway – Part 1 by Murtuja Bharamal
Brief Description of Talk: In this talk I will cover various security feature/daemon of Linux OS either comes by default of with OS or available for downloads, like Firrewall, Proxy, IDS/IPS, VPN, Antivirus How to configure and use this feature to convert linux box into Security Gateway as per requirement. In part-1 I will start-with Basic Linux Hardening and IPTables Firewall.
null is an open security community for ethical hackers, security professionals and security enthusiasts. It is free, and anybody can join.
null was born out of a need for:
Promoting advanced security research.
Spreading security awareness among the netizens.
A Centralized knowledge base for security related information.
It was founded by Aseem Jakhar in Jan 2008.
Move towards immunity from security.
Advanced security research.
Create a disclosure platform.
Design/Develop innovative solutions to combat current/emerging threats.
Define a “Must-Have” security knowledge-base for different roles (programmer, QA, admin, end user).
Spread security awareness.
Organize Meetings/Conferences/Trainings/Awareness camps.
The call for papers for two interesting security conferences has just been announced, and as usual, PuneTech is trying to encourage its readers to make submissions to the conferences. As indicated in an earlier post, PuneTech does not promote paid conferences, but we’re happy to promote the call for speakers for these conferences, because, for selected speakers, the conferences is free :-).
World famous security researcher Bruce Schneier is expected in Pune for ClubHack2010 in December. Image via Wikipedia
The first of these conferences is ClubHack 2010, which will be in December 2010, and will feature world famous security expert Bruce Schneier, and the second one is the nullcon dwitiya which is actually in Goa (but is featured in PuneTech because null started in Pune, and is still a largely Pune-driven group).
ClubHack2010 is expecting a deep knowledge technical presentations/demonstrations on topics from the world of Information Security. These presentations are expected to be of 40 minutes each. The schedule time for each presenter would be 50 minutes out of which 40 minutes are for the presentation & 10 for the question-answer sessions.
Indicative list of Topics for ClubHack2010
The following list of topics is made keeping in mind the most interesting topics in hacking & security. This is more of an indicative list, the papers submission can be on other topics also but have to be close to this & the theme of the event.
Protocol / Application based vulnerability in networks and computers
Firewall Evasion techniques
Cloud Application Security
Data Recovery and Incident Response
Mobile Security (cellular technologies)
WLAN and Bluetooth Security
Analysis of malicious code
Cryptography and Cryptanalysis
Open source hacking toolkit
Cyber Crime & law
Important dates for ClubHack2010
Abstract Submission: 30th October 2010
Announcement of selected papers: 5th November 2010
Full Paper Submission: 15th November 2010
Speaker Benefits for ClubHack2010
Economic Return Ticket â from your nearest international airport to Pune
Accommodation (upto 4 days)
Local Tourism package (in Sahyadri Ranges, Western Ghat)
One extra ticket for the event
No other expenses as ClubHack is a not-for-profit group & finding sponsors in India is tough 🙂
null is a security community that started in Pune, and is now very active in a number of cities in India, including Bangalore, Delhi, Bhopal, etc. They have monthly meets and regular security awareness camps in various Institutions and Organizations, and they also hold an security conference in Goa every year. null describes itself as
We are a bunch of security phreaks who like to share our technical expertise and hacking skills with each other and spread awareness among the common people about the good, the bad and the ugly side of computers and technology. We believe that sharing the right technical knowledge leads to expertise and innovation and that is what we strive to do in our meets and events.
nullcon dwitiya is the second annual null conference, and will be in Goa in Feb 2011. They are soliciting research done by the community as paper submissions for nullcon. Submissions are expected in 4 tracks:
Bakkar: 1 Hr Talks
Tez: 5-30 min Talks
Karyashala: 2-4 Hrs Workshop
Desi Jugaad (Local Hack): 1 Hr
Submission Topics for nullcon dwitiya
For “Desi Jugaad” (Local Hack) nullcon is looking for submissions of any kind of local hacks that you have worked on (hints: electronic/mechanical meters, automobile hacking, hardware, mobile phones, lock-picking, bypassing procedures and processes, etc, Be creative :-D)
For the more traditional papers, the indicative domains are:
Hardware (ex: RFID, Magnetic Strips, Card Readers, Mobile Devices, Electronic Devices)
New attack vectors
Mobile, VOIP and Telecom
Important dates for nullcon dwitiya
CFP End Date: 30th November 2010
Speakers List Online: 10th December 2010
Conference Dates: 25th â 26th February 2011
Speaker Benefits for nullcon dwitiya
Speaker benefits are available for selected speakers in the “Bakkar”, “Desi Jugaad” and “Karyashala” tracks:
Free Accommodation for 3 nights
Travel (One way or Return depending on the Sponsorships 🙂 )
(Pune based serial entrepreneur, Ajit Shelat, passed away yesterday. This article and photo are by flickr user drona and are taken from this page. They’re reproduced here under the terms of the Creative Commons (BY-NC) license under which that page is published.)
My friend Ajit Shelat passed away today. He was driving on the Mumbai-Pune Highway, and had an accident at about 530pm September 1, 2010.
He was a fellow alumnus and contemporary of IIT-Mumbai.
Trained entirely in India, he was perhaps the first Indian engineer who designed and developed a very complex LAN security chipset at Nevis Networks, entirely based out of Pune, India.
He was a co-founder of RIMO technologies, Switch-on Networks(with Moti Jiandani), and Nevis Networks. Switch-On Networks was sold to PMC-Sierra for $300M+.
He supported a wide variety of environmental causes and an avid hiker and naturalist. A prolific entrepreneur himself, he generously gave his time and money to his favorite causes: The environment, education and entrepreneurs.
Said Yatin Mundkur, a venture capitalist at Artiman Ventures, who used to work for Ajit at Godrej Industries, in the mid-eighties: “I am who I am today, because of Ajit. And a lot of us who reported to him at Godrej would gladly say that.”
I will fondly remember the many hikes I took with him, and particularly the many discussions I had with him during the early X Window System days.
He is survived by his wife Radha Shelat and daughter Arundhati, and mother and sister.
What:CSI Pune workshop on ‘Safe Surfing, Safe Parenting’ by Rohit Srivastwa When: Saturday, 26th June, 3pm-6pm Where: K.B. Joshi Hall, Cummins College of Engineering, Karve Nagar, Pune. Registration and Fees: This event is free for all. Register here
Rohit is a well known security evangelist, having an expertise in hacking, cyber crime investigation and IT infrastructure management.
He is actively involved in advising and assisting several military agencies, law enforcement personnel, media, corporate and Government bodies. He provides coaching and training to the Police department of Pune, Mauritius and Malaysia on the related subjects. He is also a visiting faculty at Asian School of Cyber Laws, Symbiosis and many other institutes.
Rohit is also the founder of ClubHack, a community to provide a platform to the security experts across the globe to come together, and to spread security awareness amongst laypeople.
Apart from ClubHack Rohit has been involved in many large scale projects in the field of IT infrastructure management & security. In his last assignment Rohit was Director Technology at Commonwealth Youth Games (2008) where he headed the technology division and delivered the complete technology of games. After that he was Director Technology and Network Operations for Commonwealth Games Delhi (2010).
What:CSI Pune lecture “Business in the Dark and how can we protect ourselves: Case of Online frauds” by When: Saturday 24th April, 2010, 6pm Where: 7th Floor, Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, Atur Centre, Model Colony. Map. Registration and Fees: Free for CSI members, Rs 100 for others. Register here
Online Frauds – Details
Online frauds have increased multiple folds in couple years. It has become big headache for all viz. Banks, Law enforcement and we as end users. To protect ourselves we need to know how these fraudsters work. This session will cover these aspects and simple steps that we need take to reduce the probability of such frauds to succeed.
What are frauds?
How online frauds work?
Phishing and Trojans
Man in the Browser Attacks
Future of frauds
Let’s do our bit: How can we protect?
Who should attend
Any individual who is doing on-line transactions or interested in knowing how to protect oneself from cyber crimes, Students, Users, Security / network / data base administrators, auditors and fraud examiners, chief risk officers, Those seeking career in computer forensics and cyber crime investigation., Senior, Mid Level and Operational Management and staff, Professionals, Consultants
About the Speaker – Parag Deshpande
Parag is principal eGRC consultant with RSA Security a leading security company in the world.
He has over 14 years of experience during which he advised financial services, manufacturing, and telecom sector clients across the Globe including India, USA, Australia and UK.
He is Bachelor of Technology from Laxminrayan Institute of Technology, Nagpur and Masters is Business Administration from Symbiosis, Pune.
Exposure to business processes, technology architecture and IT risk management has made him leading consultant for Secure Business Enablement
He has handled various aspects of the services business, including consulting, delivery, practice management, presales and account management.
Apart from professional activities he is interested and does volunteering work to create awareness about Cyber Security Risks.
What: ISACA Pune meet. Risk Assessment by Dr. Pramod Damle When: Saturday, 16th January, 6pm-8:30pm Where: Damle Hall, Behind IndSearch Institute, Off Law College Road, Shivajinagar Registration and Fees: Free for all to attend. No registration required
Risk Assessment (RA) is an integral part of information security program for any organization. It presupposes business impact analysis and embraces all the major assets/ operations. The RA process consists of a detailed study of the threats and vulnerabilities and the resultant exposure the organization faces. It opens the choices of risk treatment (RT) like mitigation, acceptance, transference etc. Hence, a successful RA focuses the limited resources of an organization on the proper risk treatment and thus brings down the residual risk to the level of acceptable risk, thus in turn paving way for the information security governance.
About the Speaker – Dr. Pramod Damle
Dr. Damle is a freelance adviser, evangelist and researcher in information security governance, and has been a member of ISACA, Pune chapter from 2000. For the past 25 years, he has been balancing his IT career between practice and preaching. On the one hand he has contributed to IT missions of MNCs like State Bank of India, Oil India Ltd, Parametric Technologies, L&T, etc., while on the other hand he has been catering to academia like IIMs, IGNOU, Pune university, Symbiosis, etc. at PG/ Doctoral level. He also teaches several IT certification programs of ISACA, ISC2, ISO, QAI. Earlier Dr. Damle worked as IT manager at Bank of Maharashtra, Director at MODVIN, Professor and IT Head at YASHADA and head of education services at MIEL, where he architected one year full-time post-graduate program in information security management (PRISM) that is being run domestically and abroad.
With articles/ research papers for ‘Control’, Computers Today, etc. and a few IT books to his credit, he has designed a series of PC-based games on serious IT topics. Dr. Damle has earned various degrees in Maths, Laws, Commerce, Computers and professional certifications like ISO9001 Tick IT Lead Auditor, ISO27001 Lead Auditor, CAIIB, CISA, CISM, CISSP, SSCP, CSSLP, GIAC GSLC, PMP and PhD in information security.
What:ISACA Pune meet. Understanding Wi-Fi Security Fundamentals by Dr. Hemant Chaskar When: Saturday, 14th November, 6pm-8:30pm Where: College of Agricultural Banking of Reserve Bank of India on University Road, Shivajinagar Registration and Fees: Free for all to attend. No registration required
Dr. Hemant Chaskar is a domain expert in WiFi security.
For last 5 years, he has extensively worked on WiFi networking and wireless security. Currently, he is Director of Technology at AirTight Networks, which is a global leader in WiFi security and performance management products and solutions.
What: Meeting of the NULL security usergroup featuring talks on Malware analysis and an Open mail relay bypassing captcha and crypto When: Saturday, 31 Oct, 5pm Where: SICSR, Model Colony Registration and Fees: This event is free for all to attend. No registration required Link: Null Blog
Introduction to Malware Analysis
A short presentation on the techniques & tools used for malware analysis followed by a live example. I will be showing behavioral analysis approach which includes setting up a inexpensive, flexible environment & tools required for understanding inner-workings of malware.
What: Q&A session with Pavan Duggal When: Saturday, 10th October, 6pm-8:30pm Where: SICSR, 4th floor Registration and Fees: Free for all to attend. No registration required
Pavan has been associated with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Government of India on Cyberlaw and Electronic Governance legal issues. While a practicing Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Pavan Duggal has made an immense impact with an international reputation as an expert and authority on Cyberlaw and E-Commerce law.