[Owasp-Mumbai] Can we help govt fight cyber crimes

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Thu Oct 23 10:57:16 EDT 2008


I'm tied up on Friday... actually this weekend as well but free next week.


2008/10/23 TecCoder <teccoder at gmail.com>

> Hi Everyone,
>
> I just got off the phone with Dipak and both of us felt that it would be
> much more beneficial if some of us could sit down at an in-formal no agenda
> meet to simply talk.
>
> We were thinking of meeting up sometime tomorrow possibly at the Lounge
> Cafe at NSCI (Worli - HajiAli).
>
> I just wanted to check with the list and see if its possible for anyone
> else to meet us. Both of us are available most of tomorrow so the time is
> flexible. Also, if preferred we can probably push it to the weekend when
> more people are available.
>
> If anyone is available either drop me a reply or you can give me a call at
> 9833375290.
> --
> Yash Kadakia
>
>
>
> 2008/10/23 Vicky D. Shah <shah.vicky at yahoo.com>
>
>> Dear Dharmesh and Yash.
>>
>> Thank you.
>>
>> I am working at NASSCOM and currently looking after the Security
>> Initiatives.
>>
>> I agree that the Media needs to be educated. But not in securing wi-fi but
>> ethics and the way information is put up by them. With the recent
>> developments most of the knowledge which has disseminated through papers are
>> confusing and misguiding people.
>>
>> We do various activities for school and colleges, police and coporate.
>>
>> Security is a mindset problem.
>>
>> Well, I am not authorized to speak with media. We have our corporate
>> manager looking after that. But i request both of you to do a story line and
>> publish in some paper if they are willing too. I read an article from yash
>> and vineet on rediff it is fairly good.
>>
>> Best Regards,
>>
>> *Vicky D. Shah
>> **+91-98201-05011
>> "Human Behavior is the Biggest Risk in Security - Vicky D. Shah"*
>>
>> --- On *Wed, 22/10/08, Yash Kadakia <teccoder at gmail.com>* wrote:
>>
>> From: Yash Kadakia <teccoder at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [Owasp-Mumbai] Can we help govt fight cyber crimes
>> To: "Dharmesh Mehta" <dharmeshmm at owasp.org>
>> Cc: owasp-mumbai at lists.owasp.org
>> Date: Wednesday, 22 October, 2008, 6:01 PM
>>
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> There definitely needs to be awareness in-order to resolve a problem like
>> Wireless In-Security. However, I think that tying it down to terrorism is
>> pointless. We can secure every single wireless connection in the country
>> personally and the terrorists will just learn to use TOR or some other
>> secure medium.
>>
>> In-regards to awareness, I think we need to focus more on getting in-touch
>> with the media than colleges. We could easily reach many more people as a
>> result of this. Possible come up with step-by-step detailed instructions on
>> how to easily secure commonly used routers such as the Linksys WRT54G, DSL
>> 502T and whatever else is commonly provided by internet providers.
>>
>> Another approach could be buy utilizing NASSCOM's position in the industry
>> to push internet providers to actually have these routers
>> secure-on-delivery.
>>
>> I put up an article about the securing home wireless networks a while back
>> and can be found at:
>> http://www.yashkadakia.com/2008/09/securing-your-home-wireless-network.html(apologies for the plug).
>>
>> Bottom-line: I will be happy to help in anyway possible.
>>
>> --
>> Yash Kadakia
>>
>> Dharmesh Mehta wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I was just re-looking at the blasts that have happened around the country
>> and connect with the broken wireless networks been attacked.
>> The immediate thing that probably comes to all of security gurus is
>> "Wireless security should have been done obviously".....
>>
>> Essentially, I believe that for security experts in the industry, there
>> are more malicious attacks possible which we all concentrate based on
>> attackers trends.
>>
>> Just a thought. Can OWASP Mumbai community members help NASSCOM and Cyber
>> Crime Cell fight against growing cyber attacks?
>> I think if we all can collaborate and share our knowledge with these guys,
>> we can work at best helping the government in addition to working for the
>> security industry.
>>
>> Also, I was wondering, if anyone has contacts with Engineering and
>> Management Colleges / Universities, one of us in the community should go and
>> have an awareness session with these colleges.
>>
>> Discussions, thoughts and actions are welcome..
>>
>> Thanks & Regards,
>> Dharmesh Mehta
>> OWASP Mumbai Chapter Lead
>> http://smartsecurity.blogspot.com
>>
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