Saturday, November 19, 2011

Ethical Hacking Software And Tool Repository Of India

Any individual, organisation or nation that wishes to have ethical hacking capabilities must have the software, hardware and skills components. In fact, it is the combination of software, hardware and skills alone that can fight the growing nuisances of cyber crimes and cyber attacks.

Ethical hacking training and courses in India are at the infancy stage. There are very few organisations that are providing ethical hacking skills development in India. Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB), the premier techno legal segment of Perry4Law, is one such institution that is developing ethical hacking skills development in India.

In fact, PTLB is the exclusive techno legal ethical hacking skills development, education, training and course provider in India and world wide. At PTLB we take care of both technical and legal aspects of ethical hacking. These courses, trainings and skills development can be availed in an online environment through the PTLB e-learning portal.

PTLB is also managing the exclusive techno legal ethical hacking software and tools repository of India. Various open source cyber security, ethical hacking and cyber forensics software and tools are the essential part of the first and exclusive techno legal ethical hacking software repository of India.

Some of these tools and software are also used while imparting the ethical hacking skills development, trainings, courses and education to various stakeholders. At PTLB the main focus is upon developing techno legal practical skills and mere academic education is not our motto.

This ethical hacking software and tools repository of India is updated by PTLB on a regular basis and we keep on analysing these tools in changing and updating environments. We also combine these software with other disciplines to provide a better insight and highly specialised cyber security, cyber forensics and ethical hacking training, research and development environment. We hope this ethical hacking software repository would prove useful to all concerned.

Ethical Hacking Training And Courses In India

Hacking has become a big nuisance these days. Further cyber attacks have further complicated the cyberspace equilibrium. Internet is a very valuable utility and facility. However, cyber criminals have invaded the same and cyber crimes are frequently committed and cyber attacks are regularly launched against individuals, organisations and nations.

These cyber threats are increasing at an alarming rate. In fact, the sophistication of these cyber attacks and cyber crimes has increased so much that many nations are finding it difficult to fight them.

To fight against these cyber threats, we need a good cyber security policy and a pool of ethical hackers and cyber security experts who can use both preventive and offensive cyber capabilities. Obviously, the importance of developing good cyber capabilities cannot be undermined.

There are very few institutions in India that are assisting in the cyber skills development. Further, when it comes to techno legal ethical hacking skills development, trainings, education and courses, there is a single institution/centre that is providing these education and courses.

India’s exclusive techno legal ICT and IP law firm Perry4Law has been managing many world renowned techno legal segments. Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB), Perry4Law Techno Legal ICT Training Centre (PTLITC), etc are few of them.

PTLB is providing world renowned education, training, courses and skills development in areas like cyber law, cyber security, cyber forensics, ethical hacking, etc. PTLITC, on the other hand, is managing domain specific and highly specialised education, courses, skills development etc in fields like cyber law, cyber security, cyber forensics, ethical hacking, etc.

All these courses and many more techno legal courses of Perry4Law, PTLB and PTLITC are provided by the online educational platform of Perry4Law known as PTLB e-learning platform. Individuals, organisations, governments and other stakeholders can get themselves enrolled to these techno legal courses.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Indian Defense And Security Against Cyber Warfare

Of late, India is increasingly targeted for cyber espionage, cyber warfare, cyber terrorism and many similar cyber attacks. Indian response to the same remained lukewarm. Obviously the news of sophisticated Malware targeting Indian critical infrastructure is no big surprise.

For instance, some claim that Stuxnet Malware was responsible for the destruction of an Indian broadcasting satellite. Similarly the Duqu Malware used the command and control servers located in India. The latest being that the servers of National Informatics Centre (NIC) of India were compromised and used for launching cyber attacks upon other nations.

In this background India must analyse its cyber skills and capabilities. Is India ready for cyber warfare, cyber terrorism, cyber espionage, cyber attacks, etc? We have still not formulated any cyber warfare policy of India. In fact, cyber security in India is an ignored world. Even there is no cyberspace crisis management plan of India that is actually implemented at the national level.

At the legal framework level as well India is lagging far behind. We have no dedicated legal framework for cyber security in India. Even the cyber law of India needs many suitable amendments as it has become outdated.

These issues require political will to resolve and presently that seems to be missing. Although Kapil Sibal is doing a great job yet he seems to be overburdened with many responsibilities. This is resulted in sidelining of cyber law and cyber security issues.

Now Kapil Sibal has given positive hints about these issues, things may change in the near future. But till then Indian cyberspace is vulnerable to all sorts of cyber attacks.

India is not at all ready to tackle cyber warfare, cyber terrorism, cyber espionage, etc with the present framework of mind and cyber capabilities. Indian defense and security against cyber warfare is missing and the same needs to be strengthened as soon as possible.