Wednesday, September 26, 2018

5 Day International Training Workshop on Internet Security: Enhancing Information Exchange Safeguard from September, 16-20, 2012 at Amman, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

INIT in collaboration with Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development is south (COMSATS), The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Islamabad, Pakistan, El Hassan Science City (EHSC), Jordan, Royal Science Society (RSS), Princess Sumaya University of Technology (PUST) of Jordan conducted a 5 Day International Training Workshop on ‘Internet Security: Enhancing Information Exchange Safeguard’ on September, 16-20, 2012 at Amman, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Keeping in view the ever increasing requirement of information security, the workshop was meant to teach basic principles of information security. Main focus was on the both theoretical as well as practical information security. Following are some of the scope issues for workshop.

  • Network Vulnerabilities and Security Threats.
  • Organizational Security
  • Cryptographic Techniques for Network Security.
  • Biometric and Cyber security.
  • Web Security.

This workshop was attended by 58 participants from different countries. In was a successful initiative towards educating the network driver with the importance of network security and finding the appropriate ways to mitigate vulnerabilities over the period of time in network operations.

The course was delivered by renowned experts in the area of information security containing lectures, tutorials and practical exercises. Following was the outcome of the sessions.

  • Understanding about the network protocols, models, topologies and related security threats.
  • Wire shark and TCPdump introduction for packet sniffing.
  • Understanding of latest cryptographic Algorithms and protocols.
  • Usage of Full Disk Encryption (FDE).
  • Introduction of malwares and implementation of countermeasures like anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewalls.
  • Organizational security understanding.
  • Familiarizing security protocols and suits like IPSec, Kerberos and PGP.
  • Introduction of contemporary biometric system.
  • Cyber security.
  • Ethical Hacking.

Total 5 eminent scholars delivered lectures and demonstrations. 58 Participants from following 11 countries and 40 institutions got benefit.

  1. Islamic Republic of Pakistan
    1. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
    2. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Lahore, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
    3. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Sahiwal, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
    4. Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Islamabad, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
    5. Higher Education Commission, (HEC), Islamabad, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
    6. H.E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry (HEJ), Karachi, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  2. Republic of Sudan
    1. Al-Azhari University, Khartoum, Republic of Sudan
  3. Brunei-Darussalam
    1. Institute of Technology, Brunei-Darussalam
  4. Republic of Uganda
    1. Uganda National Council for Science and Technology, Republic of Uganda
    2. Islamic University in Uganda, Republic of Uganda
  5. Federal Republic of Nigeria
    1. National Mathematical Centre, Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria
  6. Arab Republic of Egypt
    1. Assuit University, Arab Republic of Egypt
  7. Comoros
    1. University of Comoros, Comoros
  8. Republic of Ghana
    1. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana, Republic of Ghana
  9. 9) United Republic of Tanzania
    1. North West University South Africa (NWU), United Republic of Tanzania
    2. Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology, United Republic of Tanzania
    3. The Institute of Finance Management, United Republic of Tanzania
  10. Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
    1. Jordan University of Science and Technology, Hashemite Kingdom Jordan
    2. Al-Albayt University, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
    3. Jordan University, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
    4. Mu’tah University, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
    5. Jerash Public University, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
    6. Applied Science University, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
    7. Philadelphia University, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
    8. Al-Zaytoonah University, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
    9. Hashemite University, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
    10. Amman Private University, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
    11. Zarqa Private University, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
    12. Irbid National University, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
    13. Al-Balqa Applied University, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
    14. Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
    15. Middle East University for High Studies, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
    16. Al-Ahlyya Amman University, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
    17. Amman Arab University, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
    18. German Jordanian University, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
    19. Arab Open University, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
    20. Jadara University, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
    21. Yarmouk University, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
    22. Tafila Technical University, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
    23. Ajloun National University, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Resource Persons

  • Dr. Sheikh Ziauddin.
    Assistant Professor.>
    Department of Computer Sciences.>
    COMSATS Institute of Information Technology,>
    Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Dr. Malik Najamus Saqib
    Assistant Professor.
    Department of Computer Sciences.
    COMSATS Institute of Information Technology,
    Islamabad, Pakistan

  • Dr. Bilal Zaka
    General Manager IT.
    COMSATS Institute of Information Technology,
    Abbotabad, Pakistan.

  • Dr. Abbas Haider
    Cyber secuity Officer & Assistant Professor,
    National University of Science and Technology,
    Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Mr. Muhammad Mustafa Khattak
    Assistant Professor.
    Department of Computer Sciences.
    COMSATS Institute of Information Technology,
    Islamabad, Pakistan