|(WP2) SecureAsi@: Asi@Connect Security Training Workshop|
23-25 October, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Twenty-five (25) network and security experts from thirteen (13) countries
- To provide an overview on Cybersecurity
- To familiarize with concepts of malware, botnet, social engineering and other threats
- To learn about the latest internet security techniques, firewalls etc.
- To provide a basic understanding of ethical hacking using Kali Linux
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Malaysian Research and Education Network (MYREN) organized and conducted the SecureAsi@ workshop in Cyberjaya, Malaysia from 23rd October to 25th October 2017. The workshop aimed to bring Asi@Connect partners’ network engineers and security administrators to the level qualified for the operation & management of their respective NREN network and therefore promote international collaborations as well as Asi@Connect applications.
As more and more security breaches are being reported across the globe, it is necessary that NRENs are better equipped to proactively identify potential security issues in their network before they are being exploited by hackers and malware. To that effect, this workshop provided a combination of theoretical and practical sessions to enhance NREN security.
USM and MYREN provided two of their security experts and in conjunction with another Cybersecurity expert from the University of Hamburg (UH), Germany, delivered a 3-day dedicated workshop. The program consisted of theory, practice and hands-on sessions dealing with network security and monitoring:
- Network and physical security
- Malware and botnets
- Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks
- Linux and networking (refresher)
- Network monitoring and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs)
- Honeypots and malware Sandboxes
- Authentication and access control
- Identifying and addressing vulnerabilities
- Penetration testing
- Capture The Flag (CTF) Session
Through this program, the participants were trained in security aspects of managing the NREN network and understood best practices and methodology to monitor and manage the network for improved performance and security. Furthermore, participants had the opportunities to get familiar with latest developments, technologies, and tools to enhance NREN security.