Brac University Computer Club (BUCC), in collaboration with Byte Capsule organized a three-day long workshop titled 'Fundamentals of Cyber Security'. The workshop was conducted by Sakib Haque Zisan, Founder and CEO of Byte Capsule Ltd, and Mahim Safa, Security analyst of Byte Capsule Ltd. The anchors were Abdullah Al Nahid, General member of Communication and Marketing Department, BUCC and Ishrat Tasnim, General member of Communications and Marketing Department, BUCC.
The first day of the workshop took place on 29th June, 2021. The session started with discussing the basic concepts of Cyber Security. This section included the definition of cybersecurity, the relation of cybersecurity with an individual's daily activities, virtual field relations, the importance of learning and sharing, Networking Systems, and Its structure in communications and data processing. The speaker then illustrated how to secure personal data and manage social media data properly. Then he discussed cyber threats and it's mostly affected countries. In addition, the speaker highlighted crypto miners, ransomware, botnet, trojan devices. He also mentioned a few countries which are under extensive cyber threats and faced multiple cyberattacks in the past. Moreover, the speaker emphasized personal data security, VPN protection, the Digital security act of Bangladesh-2018 and Cybersecurity methods. The speaker ended the session by elaborating topics like hidden data finding, Phishing attacks, Sim swap attacks, third-party applications, Business networking, social networking, keylogger, Ip logger, and cyberbullying.
The second day of the three-day long workshop was conducted on 1st July, 2021 by Mahim Safa, Security analyst of Byte Capsule Ltd. Mr. Safa started the workshop by introducing participants to various elements of Cyber Security, such as Dark Web, SILK, Red Room and Tor. In the first half, he narrated the theoretical concepts behind each of those elements. He particularly focused on their positive and negative sides and what threats they might pose. Before moving on to the next part, he took a few questions from the participants. Accordingly, he demonstrated the application of the suitable simulation software. He used the software named 'OWASP Juice Shop' to display the implementation of all the elements mentioned above. At the end of the session, he took questions from the participants.
The last day of the webinar started on 3rd July 2021, hosted by Jobeda Khanam, Executive of Communication and Marketing, BUCC and Aditi Saha Ria, General Member of Communication and Marketing, BUCC. Firstly, Mr. Zisan started the session by explaining the differences between an ethical hacker, penetration tester and cybersecurity analyst. Equally, he presented common careers in the cybersecurity field and which jobs were viable in Bangladesh. Furthermore, he talked about the freelancing opportunities as a penetration tester and the combination of skills and tools which are required to earn as a freelancer. In addition, Mr. Zisan highlighted the vital role of programming languages in this sector. He then gave a detailed learning plan for the students interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity. Finally, the instructors discussed the activities and opportunities of CTF and Bug Bounty. Mr. Zisan concluded the workshop by notifying everyone about Byte Capsule.