Workshop held in Association with Tech Defence and IIT Bombay

“The Best Way To Secure Yourself Is … To Hack It Yourself .. “

SBIT in collaboration with Tech Defence and IIT Bombay organized a workshop on Ethical Hacking & Information Security on 29th – 30th September, 2010. IIT, Bombay is organizing Asia’s largest Science & Technology Festival i,e ” Tech Fest” and under this programme this workshop was held.

Sunny Vaghela, who is a hacking expert and a professional trainer took this workshop. He is 22 yrs old. At the age of 20, Sunny solved 15 cases of Cyber Crimes of Ahmedabad Crime Branch. At Present, He is Director & Chief Technical Officer at Tech Defence Consulting Pvt Ltd which is rapidly growing security services & investigation consulting organization focusing on Cyber Crime Investigations, Cyber Law Consulting, Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing, Information Security Training. He conducts various workshops all over India.

The students were divided in groups and Mr. Vaghela started the session with his own story of how he became a Hacker. His journey is short but he got successful in a short span of time. And now he is working as a professional hacker at International level.

Later in the session, he explained the basics of hacking. He told the difference between Hackers, Crackers, freaks and Script Kiddies. He told some interesting facts about hacking and hackers. He explained how a person hacks someone’s account and how one accesses someone else’s computer.

He demonstrated various websites which were hacked. He briefed about the IP Address (Internet Protocol) and VPN that stands for Virtual Private Network that helps to track routes to websites. He gave full information about how a website or a computer is hacked. He discussed various methods that are used to hack a computer to track criminals.

Mr.Vaghela discussed about Virus, Worms and Trojans and also showcased hacking software, namely ProRat and Obsidium that are used to hack the IP address of a computer. and are the websites that he included in the workshop.

He gave a brief introduction of OSI model and how its layers are used to protect passwords.

He taught the concept of SQL Database that is used to store the account information of mail servers including the usernames and the passwords.

At the end of the session the students learned about different softwares and applications that can be used to secure one’s email account, website or computer and how to hack it too. There was a competition between the divided groups in workshop and the best team won a Hacking Kit worth Rs.16000.

The students actively took part in the workshop and they are looking forward to have more workshops like this in future. The workshop resulted in creating a vast interest among the students in this stream.