Mangaluru, October 1: UG Department of Criminology, Roshni Nilaya School of Social Work hosted a two-day workshop on Digital Forensics and Ethical Hacking on September 29-30 in Maria Paiva Hall.
The program began with II-BA students Diya and Rinisha invoking God’s blessings in the form of a song. Sarik Ankitha, Head of Criminology Department, welcomed the meeting and briefly introduced ACP lead guest Geeta Kulkarni and resource person, Samarth Bhaskar Bhat. This was followed by the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries.
Geeta Kulkarni, ACP, Traffic Subdivision, Mangaluru City Police inaugurated the program by addressing the students. Geeta Kulkarni, who had served in the CID and the cybercrime department, called the workshop a “need of the hour” and stressed the importance of educating oneself about both the good and the bad of the cyberworld, to prevent evil and do only good.
Following this, Dr. Juliet CJ gave the presidential address, in which she spoke about the need to be educated on topics like ethical hacking, etc.
The resource person for the workshop was Samarat Bhaskar Bhat, Reverse Engineering Technical Manager at Infosec Bangaluru.
The vote of thanks was delivered by Aysha Falah, a 3rd BA student, who concluded the ceremony with a vote of thanks.
Samrat Bhaskar Bhat, started the workshop with the question ‘what is piracy?’. It has extensively covered various aspects of cybercrime including theory, demonstrations and practice. He covered topics like hacking, different hacking methods, and malware detection. He also introduced the student to different websites used to monitor devices and methods of their operation.
During the afternoon session, he enlightened them on the essentials of hacking, keyloggers, ransomware, ways to hack email, windows and social media, and measures to protect your devices from hacking.
The first day was indeed a leap into the world of cybercrime filled with learning and surprises.
The workshop was made up of a large number of student participants, including student delegates from NITTE University and students from Roshni Nilaya, who benefited from this informative workshop.