• SecurCamp and back.

    by  • July 12, 2008 • hackers, irony, life, security, webappsec • 2 Comments

    I spent the first half of the day at SecurCamp -1 (or Security Barcamp). It always great to get together with the community and today was no different. It came a sweet surprise to me that I have quite a few acquaintances in the community. The best part of the whole day, however, was getting together with Lucky after a loooong time. It’s pretty strange that even after being in the same city, we haven’t been able to meet as often as we could have. So I decided to use the opportunity properly. In fact, I am now at his house, using his 1 mbs line while he’s away for his dance class (and hoping he doesn’t keep a sniffer on).

    By flickr.com/photos/fortphoto/2563803794/

    I presented on “A conceptual Phishing/Fraud IDS”, something I had worked in Jan/Feb, but have been sleeping on in for all this while. Thanks to Johnny’s pestering, I think I’ll write a small paper on it and distribute for review. I just hope the increased official workload is minimized by the new members joining the team. :)

    We also used the opportunity to announce the OWASP Bangalore chapter revival. I have personally been working on identifying ways to ensure OWASP’s reach to the colleges, and have prepared a list of colleges in Bangalore. Let’s hope that we make it quick on that front too. Just to re-announce, if you are a student in/around Bangalore, drop me a note and we’ll put your college on top-priority. :)

    I also had a very strange realization today. I have been a member of several communities (security and otherwise) and differences creep-in at some point. However, they are pretty quick (and a little more obvious) in the security communities. Be it mailing lists, blogs or even physical meets, people respond (and then re-respond) pretty loudly. :) Is it because security is pretty demanding field where there isn’t much scope for a mistake, or is it because we all in the field carry a “I CAN’T be wrong” badge, or is it some other reason?

    Time to move now. Hancock at 9:45PM :P

    2 Responses to SecurCamp and back.

    1. July 12, 2008 at 11:57 PM

      Awesome Bipinu ! Have fun.

      Lucky ? the game dude ? .. anyhoo .. me flying back .. :) hopefully we’ll meetup some weekend.. :)

    2. July 13, 2008 at 12:32 AM

      Thanks a lot man. Am really glad you had fun too. :)

      Lucky is another classmate. He’s the one who, in a way, introduced me to security. Let’s get together with him sometime. See you soon!

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