Friday Hacks #101, Oct 23

Posted on by Chu-Ming

Coming up in our 101th Friday Hacks, we have He Wei from Hopetechnik sharing on engineering solutions in his line of work as well as Dr. Swapan giving a talk about security issues and phishing.

Date/Time: Friday, Oct 23 at 6:30pm
Venue: Seminar Room 3, Town Plaza, University Town
Free pizza is served before the talks.

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Engineering Solutions with Hopetechnik

He Wei will be talking about a mix of the work conducted in Hopetechnik and how engineers coax systems to behave. It will be a sharing session on typical challenges faced in engineering solutions for clients in his line of work and what he think works addressing these issues.

Speaker Profile: He Wei is a software engineer with Hopetechnik and his primary role is system integration (and hacking). He graduated from NUS EE dept back in 2009 and did his Masters with NUS ME dept shortly after. He worked on flying systems from man-packable to heli-lifted crafts and more recently with industrial robotic systems.

Phishing attacks and countermeasures

Phishing attacks are an important variety of Internet security threat which has been affecting the progress of E-business and E-commerce quite adversely. Safety requirement of e-commerce transactions, quite naturally therefore, has prompted the development of a number of measures meant for countering such attacks. However, these countermeasures have remained rather ineffective in reducing the attacks, and also the resulting huge losses suffered by victims of such attacks.

The session will try to address the effect of the available anti-phishing tools and security toolbar provided by the various web browsers and antivirus software in detecting phishing attacks. The session will also emphasis on the importance of awareness as a countermeasure against phishing.

Speaker Profile : Dr. Swapan Purkait holds a Ph.D. Degree in Information Security from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. He specializes in Information Security Management Systems, Cyber Crime Investigation and Ethical Hacking. His experience exceeds for more than 18 years ranging from awareness, training, implementation & auditing. He is the Founder Director, Nettech Private Limited. Conducting certificate programs for Engineering and Management students in association with premier Indian Institutes across India. He is an IRCA-certificated Provisional Auditor for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). He is also associated with BSI Group and carried out IRCA accredited Lead Auditor and Lead Implementer programs for BSI across India, Bangladesh, Singapore, Middle East and Nigeria. He has published research papers on Information Security in reputed peer-reviewed International journals as well.

Dr. Purkait has worked with clients across sectors on Information Security. He is a popular speaker among corporate & across college campuses, and considered a thought leader on Information Security.

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