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

MuNNa sant.jadhav at gmail.com
Sat Oct 25 05:43:46 EDT 2008

Sounds like a great idea. But practically it would be difficult to implement
it mainly due to time constraints. Have you thought of any plan of how to
got about it or should we plan a small meet to discuss the same?

Santosh J.

On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 2:37 PM, Dharmesh Mehta <dharmeshmm at owasp.org>wrote:

> Dear All,
> It is really great to understand that all of us as professionals are
> willing to help in all the means we can.
> I think something which everyone feels is that - security awareness is
> lacking !!
> So let's nail on that item and work on it.
> Do you think we should launch a city wide campaign to generate awareness?
> Get media involved to help promote awareness?
> Can Security Gurus in the Mumbai List - get one important topic every month
> and roll it on different channels?
> Example: Session for corporates/colleges. video upload on internet,
> newspaper articles, etc?
> What do you all think?
> Thanks & Regards,
> Dharmesh Mehta
> On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 2:05 PM, Dinesh O'Bareja <dineshbareja at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Friends - my practical 2 cents .. or I should say 2 paisa .....
>> Do you really think it is possible for any organization to go out and
>> train a few million people ? Lofty aspirations and nothing else. Someone
>> thinks that a 3 hour session will be good to train students and they will
>> carry the message to the masses. Wow - does this remind you of some
>> political message being sent out by Gandhi.... go to every society and knock
>> on every door and give them the gyan of WiFi security !
>> Guys how much time wold it take to set your router ? And why not just have
>> the dealers give a printed sheet which has instructions on how to do this -
>> simple. And maybe the dealer can call the customer (as a community service)
>> to check if he / she has made the settings. And why not ask Linksys and
>> DLink etc to sell routers with default security settings in place ?
>> You had a hundred workshops and then did anyone go home and secure the
>> router ? Did anyone call for feedback. You spent 3 hours trying to "train"
>> people for a five minute job !! C'mon on folks how much time does it take to
>> configure the settings ?
>> Maybe we can get together to make a video and post it on YouTube ? Take
>> step by step images and post them on websites. Make this available to
>> dealers at major electronics showrooms and cybercafes.
>> And believe me it is high time the IS community did something about it
>> rather than leaving it to organizations which have no clue about security
>> except that it is a cost center !!
>> And if we have a few guys here who would like to contribute to this sort
>> of effort (no seminar please) then lets get someting going and show some
>> people how to go about helping the community.
>> Have a nice day.
>> Dinesh
>> On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 5:43 PM, ashish kirtikar <
>> kirtikar_ashish at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Dharmesh,
>>> I truly believe that it is us Security Professionals who should take an
>>> initiative in creating the awareness amongst people. Along with the Cyber
>>> Crime Cells of the regional police forces we can organize workshops to make
>>> people aware of their common mistakes which hackers use to take over their
>>> machines or networks.
>>> In terms of WiFi it is truly necessary to make people aware of the
>>> mandatory lockdowns or precautions they should follow to be well-protected
>>> and secure. I have myself sometimes used connections of my neighbour in my
>>> earlier dayz in college(though I m not really proud of it...but it was fun
>>> then), till now we can do it.
>>> Also, small organizations or firms having networks with open access to
>>> internet (untrusted world) should be made aware of IT-security and its
>>> importance. Also, we could collect generalized info in terms of options in
>>> varied price ranges which these companies can buy and implement ( as all
>>> cannot afford the firewalls, IDS, IPS and all the other devices seperately
>>> due to budget issues). I believe UTM's are the answer but my understanding
>>> on this device is still not complete so I would not comment much on it.
>>> Also, as we are discussing on workshops I also want to suggest that we
>>> should hold workshops creating awareness on "Phishing". I believe with the
>>> increase of Internet and boom of Social Networking it is now the most
>>> important thing.
>>> Thanks & Regards,
>>> Ashish Kirtikar
>>> Security Engineer - Wipro Infotech
>>> ------------------------------
>>> Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 13:50:01 +0530
>>> From: dharmeshmm at owasp.org
>>> To: owasp-mumbai at lists.owasp.org
>>> Subject: [Owasp-Mumbai] Can we help govt fight cyber crimes
>>> 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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