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5 Day International Training Workshop on Internet Security: Enhancing Information Exchange Safeguard from July 23-27, 2011 at Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic.

INIT in collaboration with Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in south, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Islamabad, Pakistan Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, Ministry of Higher Education, Syrian Arab republic, Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology (HIAST), Syrian Arab Republic. Syrian-COMSATS-COMSTECH IT Center (SCCITC) and Arab Society of Science and Technology(ASST), Syrian Arab Republic convene a 5 Day International Training Workshop on ‘Internet security: Enhancing information Exchange Safeguard’ on July 23-27, 2011 at Damascus , Syrian Arab Republic.

The proliferation of IT transactions over deferent network systems has brought security concern to the unprecedented scale. This is the reason why most evolved field in computer networks in last twenty years is network security. Third workshop was in line with the issue having focus on both theoretical as well as practical aspects of information security. Core topics of the workshop are as below

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

This workshop was attended by over 70 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 any vulnerability over the period of time in 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) tools like TrueCrypt and MS BitLocker.
  • 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.

Total 6 speakers delivered lectures and demonstrations and 26 institutions, 72 participants representing 6 countries got trained in the event. A brief list comprising of institutions w.r.t countries is as follows.

  1. Islamic Republic of Pakistan
    1. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
    2. Government Post Graduate College Mardan KPK, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  2. Republic of Bangladesh
    1. Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, (BCSIR), Republic of Bangladesh
  3. Republic of Indonesia
    1. State University Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia
  4. Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
    1. Royal Scientific Society (RSS), Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  5. Republic of Sudan
    1. Industrial Research and Consultancy Center (IRCC), Republic of Sudan
  6. Syrian Arab Republic
    1. Ministry of Health, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
    2. National Institute of General Administration, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
    3. Damascus Governance, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
    4. Ministry of Communication, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
    5. Assad Hospital, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
    6. Ministry of Higher Education, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
    7. (ITC), Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
    8. Bayroni Hospital, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
    9. Children Hospital, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
    10. Institute of Business Administration, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
    11. Central Syrian Bank, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
    12. Ministry of Education, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
    13. Private Arab University, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
    14. Ministry of Building, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
    15. Ministry of Culture, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
    16. Ministry of Economy, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
    17. Ministry of Transport, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
    18. Damascus University, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
    19. Syrian Television Network Commission, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
    20. Ministry of Administration, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic

Resource Persons

  • Dr. Nasro Min-Allah
    Assistant Professor / HoD.
    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. Sheikh Ziauddin
    Assistant Professor.
    Department of Computer Sciences.
    COMSATS Institute of Information Technology,
    Islamabad, 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
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