The 5 Must-Visit Security Conferences in India
By Arijit Banerjee
Gone are the days when you had to hold back when the news of technology conferences and Hackathons in foreign countries makes you inner geek jealous. India officially hosts many international conventions in many cities. The huge group of technology enthusiasts makes these events a reality contributing their love and devotion towards the technological growth of India. These conferences open up numerous possibilities for the Indian crowd to be involved in international technology and business security. If you are into cyber security arena, you should definitely check out these conventions:
In a world that is going towards a trend where the largest numbers of crimes are committed by hackers, the need for awareness and invention of fool-proof security systems are essential. Null is the biggest open security community in India that brings together white hat hackers, security professionals and cyber security enthusiasts with the mission of making our world a secure place by streamlining their systems and business process. It was founded in 2008 with a vision of moving towards immunity from security.
NULL CON was born from the ideas from Null by sharing a common objective of finding new threats and advanced defensive technologies to fight them. NULLCON has various designated arenas where you can find a mix people from different segments of Government, Technology and Business who are eager to discover new tips and tricks of the trade. The convention has an ad-on section called ‘Desi Jugaad’ where researchers and entrepreneurs comes up with initiatives to tackle real life scenarios . There are brain storming sessions, informative talks from security professionals with proven records of excellence and plenty of opportunities to find and interact with people that shares common interests! NULLCON definitely lights up the security scene in India and provides immense exposure to the Indian crowd.
DEF CON is an International Hacker’s convention that happens once a year in Las Vegas. It is an unbelievably huge hacker’s party where admirers of cyber security technologies just geek out and have a great time! Keeping all the fun apart DEFCON is one of the world’s largest convention that started in the early 1993. DEFCON has a vast variety of audience ranging from journalists and interns to federal agents. This convention is not just presentations and seminars. Some of the topics discussed in DEFCON has gained vast attention in the news. Last DEFCON witnessed a row of Voting Machines being breached ‘Voting Machine Village’ event that even questioned the credibility of election results.
DEFCON has registered groups in India who is authorized to conduct conventions in the nation which encourages research and development of security tools in India. There are ample opportunities for our budding talents to come up and present their studies along with research results in this field. It is a great place to be for people in the cyber security professional to understand the implications of potential data breaches and ways to contain it by prevention and response. DEFCON promises technical hands-on experience by boot camp trainings on numerous subjects related to security and calls out for attendance even if you are not an expert.
Digital terrorism is on a rise and is shrinking our chances for growth and development. It is about time for us to do something to isolate and quarantine the real issues that are dwarfing our resistance towards these challenges. HAKON is such an attempt which was fuelled by a group of very vigorous and socially responsible ethical hackers in India. This year’s HAKON concentrates on safety implementations on IoT. Our metro, airways and roads are all connected with devices that is powered by the internet, which makes terrorist attacks to focus on such opportunities. As India is gradually moving towards a Digital Economy, the chances of personal information hacks and phishing attacks are going to hit large numbers.
This year’s HAKON is expected to have a huge line of Chief Information Security Officers, Business Analysts, Security Analysts, Digital Forensic Experts and Young professionals. This convention strives to guide and help consumers to make their transactions safer and hence helping the government to have a stable security paradigm in the country.
India Security Conference
According to Aspiring Mind’s research paper, our country lacks professionals for core engineering jobs. Engineering stable security systems is no cake walk if you are not skilled for it. It is great to see that our nation truly understands the vulnerabilities in our security systems and is progressing by taking rapid measures to improve the skills of our security professionals.
India Security Conference is such an event that equips the techies with cognitive tools that would enable us to build safer security systems and hence better business process modelling therefore contributing in national safety. The rise of smart devices has made the consumers a little less smarter, making them vulnerable to nasty hacks. The vision of the conference is to discuss ways to effectively collect, analyse, mobilize and deliver quality security systems. This convention creates an ‘Integrated effort between Government, Businesses and the Community’ to make use of all the information available to us, provided by cctv cameras, forensic labs, radios etc, for finding the patterns for future attacks.
The Leet Hacking Conference
If you are serious about pursuing a career in the cyber security world in India, Leet Hacking Conference is the place to be. There are competitions where hundreds of techies participate in, unfolds several ways to hack into a system. This makes businesses more careful about closing the loopholes in their security systems and protecting their data. Thought provoking discussions about Cryptography and Mobile System is another speciality of this convention. As we move all our transactions to the tip of our fingers using mobile apps, it is absolutely critical to have dependable security tools attached to those systems.
The Leet community has a bunch of energetic members who are passionate about what they do and how they do it.
With the launch of Iphone X, facial recognition is now a trend in mobile devices. With the coordinates of your face, think about all the things a hacker could do! It is even possible to simulate videos using this information plus if there occurs other threats in this area, biometrics being the safest way of authorization might just lose it credibility. This is why security should be given high value from the time of product planning. Like this, new threats will keep coming in as the technology gets smarter every day. That is why it is important to be there in the field, at these conventions, looking out for what could go wrong and take precautions before it’s too late.