For the third year in a row, Hardwear.io will once again collaborate with the Indian Dutch Cyber Security School (IDCSS). What does this project entail? The Indian Dutch Cyber Security School provides an online platform for educating participants on cybersecurity issues, while Hardwear.io provides an expert from the industry to deliver live lectures and assignments.
This year’s Cyber Security School will focus on the topics of the Internet of Things and Critical Infrastructures, where the focus will be put on several aspects of cybersecurity including ethics, accountability, hardware security, incidents’ response, data protection, norms and governance.
Our speaker this year at IDCSS will be Asmita Jha, who is currently working as a Security Consultant at Payatu. Her work focuses on embedded security testing and research. With her extensive background in embedded development, she loves reversing firmware. She has given talks, workshops, and training at various conferences and local infosec community meetups.
In order to gain insight into Asmita’s upcoming session, we asked her to share the topic of her lecture and her motivation to participate in IDCSS 2020 with us:
At this session, the topic for my talk would be “IoT Security Assessment“. The points that I will be covering are the security loopholes in IoT devices, assessment approaches, the importance of securing IoT devices & some preventive measures. I will also present examples on vulnerability points for attackers in an IoT device, as well as examples of tools and methods during IoT device assessment with pre-recorded demos that could open the way for beginners to get started with IoT security assessment.
The aim of my session – with the increase in digitalization and automation everywhere – is to create awareness and educate each other about why it is high time to gear up for IoT Security, how the security of an IoT device gets broken, pentest approach & methods for beginners. I am glad to talk about IoT Security and its pentest methods for beginners. The way IoT devices have become part and parcel of our everyday life, being aware and giving priority to its security during development is of utmost importance.
These concerns have always drawn me towards carrying forward my work in the field of IoT security. I am really excited and looking forward to discussing these during this session.
I am thankful to Hardwear.io for giving me the opportunity to take a session at Indian Dutch Cyber Security School 2020 (IDCSS).
Asmita’s session at IDCSS will take place on the 8th of October, 18:00 IST / 14:30 CEST.
For those interested, the Indian Dutch Cyber Security School will run through the months of September, October and November. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the courses will be conducted online through the platform of Blackboard. Interested parties can apply if they fulfill the following criteria:
- Be an Indian or Dutch student, studying in India or in The Netherlands;
- Be a Master’s student or PhD candidate studying in the fields of technology, policy and/or law;
- Have a technical, policy, and/or legal background.
More information can be found on the website of the Indian Dutch Cyber Security School: https://www.thehagueindiasummerschool.org/
The Cyber Security School is also active on Twitter: https://twitter.com/IDCSS2020