Mobile apps can jeopardise security
A conference to discuss the challenges in cyber security was organised in the capital on Sunday. The conference witnessed deliberations between black hat hackers and government cyber security experts. It laid emphasis on how to secure and manage information against risks more efficiently.
During the conference, the cyber security experts observed that applications on platforms, such as iOS, Android, Windows, i Phone 7, are being developed without proper security implementation. Such insecure mobile applications can cause serious information security and data privacy issues.
Sina Hatef Matbue and Arash Shirkhorshidi, the two cyber security experts from Iran, spoke about the concept of 'graviton'. According to Matbue and Shirkhorshidi, Graviton aims to create an artificial creature in the cyber world which can move between world of windows, world of apples, and world of emperor penguins and remain stealth! As this project grows, security professionals will have a better and deeper understanding of how viruses and trojans, so they can fight and protect themselves against those, and they can even create 'white viruses', to spread and fight against malicious viruses, effectively.
Pranav Lal, a consultant-information security services at Mahindra Special Services Group, spoke on ‘moving to the cloud: key security considerations’. The other key participants include Vineeta Thakur, DIG, economic offense cell of the central bureau of investigation (CBI) and S C Mishra, additional DCP, Delhi Police.
‘The Hackers Conference’ was organised by cyber security analysts Jiten Jain, Mohit Kumar, Prabhjot Singh and Kishlay Bhardwaj. The conference’s objective was to provide a common platform to hackers along with government official and policymakers wherein both could showcase their expertise and the knowledge of hackers get recognition and be used by cyber crime specialists not just to check crime but also to generate positive ideas in the field of internet security.