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

Yash Kadakia teccoder at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 11:21:49 EDT 2008


I will probably meeting Dipak tomorrow anyway, however I think we  
should definitely meet again next week since Vicky and Amit also seem  
to be free then as will be many other members.

Let's figure out a date and location that is good for everyone next  
week.
--
Yash Kadakia

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On Oct 23, 2008, at 8:27 PM, r4y <secureas at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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