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(Report) Top Learning & Detailed Analysis From COSMOS Bank Breach

Recently, you might have heard in news about COSMOS Bank, a 112-year old cooperative bank in India and the second largest in the country being hacked and crores were siphoned off. The bank lost 940 million (94 Crores) due to this breach on 11th & 13th August.

As per reports, the fraudulent transactions were carried out on…


Added by pritha on September 7, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

CISO Platform Decision Summit, 2018 Highlights

CISO Platform Decision Summit @Pune, last week saw over 200+ attendees for over 2 days making the the spirit of knowledge sharing and learning a huge success in the Information Security Executives of India. Here are the highlights of the awesome keynotes, electrocuting Turbo sessions and some great knowledge boost training sessions.

It was held on 18th & 19th May, Hyatt, Pune, India.…


Added by pritha on May 28, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Top Talks From SACON (Security Architecture Conference), Pune - 2018 Highlights

SACON is India's 1st & Only Security Architecture Conference. With over 70+ participants, this was the 5th edition of SACON and here are a few highlights we wanted to share with you. It was held on 18-19th May, Hotel Hyatt, Pune, India.

We had with us Top Security Industry Leaders who helped SACON with great content. For more details visit:…


Added by pritha on May 28, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Exploring DarkWeb For Threat Intelligence (SACON May 2018)

Speaker : Rohit Srivastwa, Founder of ClubHack, Quick Heal Technologies, Senior Director Cyber Education & Services…


Added by pritha on May 28, 2018 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Learning Machine Learning (SACON May 2018)

Speaker : Subrat Panda, Capillary Technologies, Principal Architect AI & Data Sciences


Added by pritha on May 28, 2018 at 1:38pm — No Comments

OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) : Application, Tools, Process & more

Why Is OSINT So Important ?

OSINT (Open-Source Intelligence) is intelligence collected from publicly available sources.

It is becoming a key resource for collecting threat intelligence even in enterprise space. A factor being that now we live in a very connected world, so the amount of data and analysis is becoming more key and relevant. A good example here would be the Stuxnet attack. 

Open Source Movement was also…


Added by pritha on April 9, 2018 at 8:35pm — No Comments

(Playbook Round Table) Measuring Your Security Program Against 2018's Application Attacks

The Playbook Round Table was set in 3 cities - mumbai, bangalore & delhi where security heads got together to contribute in building a plan to measure an organisation's security program against 2018's application attacks

Key Highlights

  • Key Expectations…

Added by pritha on March 28, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Survey Analysis - Security Priority Planning Round Table, 2018

January 2018 started with 2 small community meets for Security Priority Planning for 2018. With 35+ members joining us in Bangalore & Mumbai, we gathered some interesting insights to share here.

Dates - 17th & 18th Jan, 2018…


Added by pritha on January 25, 2018 at 12:51pm — No Comments

SACON 2017 - Windows Forensic Workshop (Dr. Philip Polstra) Session Continuation

Continuation Sessions For Windows Forensic Workshop (By Dr. Philip Polstra)

Session 1

Continuation where we left off…


Added by pritha on November 23, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

SACON 2017 Keynotes & Speakers

Keynotes & Speakers…


Added by pritha on November 16, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

(Free PPTs) Top Talks @ SACON - 2017 !

Get free access to the presentations by Moshe Ferber, Gregory Pickett, Murray Goldschmidt, Dr.Philip Polstra & more. SACON is one of the largest Security Architecture Conferences in APAC region. With over 400+ participants, this was the 4th edition of SACON and here are a few highlights we wanted to share with you. It was held on 10th-11th Nov, Hotel Lalit Ashok, Bangalore, India.

We had with us Top Security Industry Leaders who helped…


Added by pritha on November 13, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Incident Response Process - Signs Of Compromise

Here are some indicators which will help you detect a compromise :

  • Identification of same email from public domain to significant number of users or C-level employees or high value targets; encrypted attachments, password protected and zipped and protected to escape email malware filter; (put user in the reference list)
  • End point alert / HIPS / Host based malware alerts for local script execution for the same user, raise incident
  • Identify…

Added by pritha on September 19, 2017 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Top 8 Past Talks By Dr.Phil Polstra, Moshe Ferber, Gregory Pickett, Murray Goldschmidt & more @SACON

Top Past Talks By Moshe Ferber

Frequent Speaker at DEFCON, Blackhat, RSAC APJ, Royal Society London

Renowned Cloud Security Expert

1. From Zero To Secure In 1 Minute (Securing IaaS)

Conference : DEFCON 23

For complete presentation/slide : …


Added by pritha on September 12, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Technologies For Security Of BYOD

This article is a contribution by Chitranjan Kesari, AVP IT, Lodha Group for the information security community.

The need for flexibility, speed and information sharing means is mandatory to maintain a robust security arrangement that can protect the data and offer ability to stay connected. A reliable BYOD policy is required to help and safeguard our network. BYOD is to develop a policy that…


Added by pritha on August 30, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How to design an effective phishing simulation ?

This article was contributed by Sridhar Govardhan, CISA, CISM, CEH, General Manager-Cyber Security at Wipro

Phishing is a type of social engineering attack. Using phishing email, the attacker cleverly manipulates the natural human tendency to trust others and tricks the victim into act as per the instructed in the email. To be convincing, the fraudster will use…


Added by pritha on August 28, 2017 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Top 9 Past Security Talks By Dr. Phil Polstra

Dr. Philip Polstra

Author of ‘Linux Forensic’, 'Windows Forensic', 'Hacking & Penetration Testing With Low Power Devices' | Frequent speaker at DEFCON, Blackhat, BSides, GrrCON, ShakaCON | Renowned forensic expert

About : Digital forensics professor by day. Hardware hacker and penetration tester by night. Associate Professor, Digital Forensics at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Attended Northcentral University

Dr. Phil Polstra shall be conducting a Handson…


Added by pritha on August 11, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Basics Of Cyber Kill Chain Model

Cyber Kill Chain Model 

In military strategy, a 'Kill Chain' is a phase model to describe the stages of an attack, which also helps inform ways to prevent attacks

  • Situational Awareness - Ability to identify what is happening in the networks and system landscape
  • Reconnaissance - Identification and selection of the target/s host or network by active scanning
  • Weaponization & delivery -…

Added by pritha on July 14, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

NIST Aligned Process For Threat Management

This article highlights the Threat Management Process in Incident Response and brings in the understanding of the Kill chain model. Excerpts have been taken from a session presented at SACON - The Security Architecture Conference. You can view the full slide…


Added by pritha on July 13, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Top Learnings From Phising Drill

Article submitted by Suryanarayanan K, ,Central Bank Of India

Phishing attacks are one of the most common security challenges that both individuals and organizations face in keeping their information secure. Phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, credit/debit card details etc., often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Phishing is typically carried out by email…


Added by pritha on July 9, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Advanced Security Operations Centre (SOC) - Features & Technical Capabilities

This gives a glimpse of Advanced Security Operations Centre (SOC) Features & Technical Capabilities. This document is not explicit, it assumes you have prior knowledge of the subject, therefore only pointers have been mentioned.

This was presented at SACON and speakers explain subjects in detail during sessions for deeper understanding. Next…


Added by pritha on July 2, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

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