Conference Schedule

0800 hrs Registration Open
0830 hrs National Anthem & Lighting of the traditional oil lamp
0840 hrs Welcome Address Janayantha Fernando - Legal Advisor, ICTA
0900 hrs Address by Chief Guest Hon. Harin Fernando - Minister of Telecommunications & Digital Infrastructure
0920 hrs Launch of Handbook on Information Security Mr. Neil Kavanaugh, Head of Political, British High Commission Colombo/ Hon. Harin Fernando - Minister of Telecommunications & Digital Infrastructure
0925 hrs InfoSec Awards Ceremony 2017 Awards for CSW 2017 winners and runners up of the Hacking Challenge and Cyber Security Quiz
0945 hrs Keynote Address Virgil Spiridon - Head of Operations,Cybercrime Programme Office (C-PROC),Council of Europe.
1015 hrs The Internet of Attacking Things Unmesh Deshmukh , Regional Vice President- Cloud Security (Asia Pacific & Japan), Akamai Technologies.
1045 hrs Tea Break
1110 hrs Can Barbie bring down a power station? Prof Paul Haskell-Dowland - Associate Dean (Computing and Security),Edith Cowan University, Australia.
1140 hrs Advanced threat mitigation - Solving the major enterprise challenges Pratap Mondal - Enterprise Sales Manager – South Asia,Kaspersky Lab.
1210 hrs Honeypots for proactively detecting security incidents Adli Wahid - Security Specialist, APNIC / Board Member, FIRST.
1240 hrs Lunch Break
1410 hrs Active Defense Leonard Kleinman - Chief Cyber Security Advisor (Asia Pacific & Japan),RSA Security LLC.
1440 hrs CYBER: Where do we go from here! Nitin Varma - Director - Commercial & Mid-Market, India & SAARC, Palo Alto Networks.
1510 hrs How Due Care and Due Diligence can disprove negligence and improve the level of security Ms. Chani Simms, Cybersecurity Consultant, Co-founder of Meta Defence Labs.
1540 hrs Tea Break
1610 hrs Securing DNS: Rolling the Root Zone DNSSEC Key Signing Key Champika Wijayatunga - Regional Security, Stability and Resiliency Manager, ICANN.
1640 hrs Panel Discussion:
Securing Critical Infrastructure & Environment
Moderator :
Unmesh Deshmukh - Regional Vice President- Cloud Security (Asia Pacific & Japan), Akamai Technologies.
Panelists :
Dileepa Wijesundera Group CEO, Sri Lanka Telecom.
Nitin Varma Director - Commercial & Mid-Market, India & SAARC, Palo Alto Networks.
Leonard Kleinman Chief Cyber Security Advisor, Asia Pacific & Japan, RSA,
Rohana Palliyaguru Director Operations, Sri Lanka CERT|CC.
1730 hrs Closing Remarks Lal Dias - Chief Executive Officer, Sri Lanka CERT|CC

Followed by: Cocktails @ Colombo Hilton Ballroom



Workshop 1: Advanced Web Application Security (Hands on)

Trainers: Sri Lanka CERT Officials
Date: 28th August 2017
Venue: Distance Learning Centre,04th Floor, SLIDA Bldg, Colombo 07

This workshop will be an advance course where participants will be given chance to test their knowledge and learn.

Target participants: Information technology professionals who have basic knowledge on website security, website administrations. (How to work with virtual machine and Linux command line will be essential)

This will cover,
• Learning to perform a web application security assessment and penetration testing
• Determining the web application security vulnerabilities
• Practicing real-world web application hacking techniques including vulnerability exploitations
• Gaining technical skills to fix web application vulnerabilities
• How to develop and design a secure web application and precautions to secure web applications.
• Working with real-life scenarios on web security


Workshop 2 : Incident Response and Internet Security

Trainers: Adli Wahid-APNIC & Champika Wijayatunga (ICANN)
Dates: 29th August 2017
Venue: Distance Learning Centre, 04th Floor, SLIDA Bldg, Colombo 07

The main goal of this workshop is to provide learning opportunities to increase preparedness of organizations in dealing with security issues or incidents and to secure their Internet Identifiers and the network Infrastructure. The workshop will cover following areas with a mix of presentations, demos and hands-on-exercises.

Target participants: Information security professionals, IT professionals interested on Information security

Topics to be covered:
• Internet Identifier Security – Overview
• Infrastructure Security
o Routing
• Demos
• Critical Security Controls
• Incident Response & CSIRTs
• Processing Threat Intelligence
• Academics / Students


Workshop 3: Ethical Hacking and Forensic Computing

Trainers: Professors from Edith Cowan University (ECU) with IEEE
Dates: 31st August 2017
Venue: Distance Learning Centre, 04th Floor, SLIDA Bldg, Colombo 07

This will be a basic workshop covering ethical hacking and forensic computing.

Target participants: Preferable CIO / CTO and IT managers with at least 3 years networking and cyber security experience.

Topics to be covered:
(A) Ethical Hacking - half day
This session will consider the principles of Ethical Hacking/Penetration Testing and will outline some of the techniques used by practitioners. The session will also discuss some of the issues that managers should be aware of when commissioning such tests.
• Principles of ethical hacking/penetration testing
• Typical techniques
• Understanding results
• Establishing rules of engagement

(B) Forensic Computing - half day
Forensic computing is a topic which is often only considered as a component of incident response. However, in order to allow for the efficient and effective response, it is critical that forensic computing is considered in the implementation of IT infrastructure and embedded into business processes. In this workshop, it will discuss the key considerations for forensic computing throughout the entire forensic lifecycle, from preparation through to evidence preparation and ongoing monitoring.

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