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Ashok Kumar Mohan

Asst. Professor

Ashok Kumar Mohan currently serves as an Assistant Professor at TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security.. His ares of interests are Cyber Forensics, Online Social Media Analysis.

Qualification: M.Tech
m_ashokkumar[at]cb[dot]amrita[dot]edu
Research Interest: Cyber Forensics, Online Social Media Analysis

Bio

Ashok Kumar Mohan currently serves as an Assistant Professor at TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security.

His ares of interests are Cyber Forensics, Online Social Media Analysis.

Qualification:  M. Tech. in Cyber Security

 

Areas of  Research

Year Areas of Research
2018-19 VAPT on IoT environment, SOCMINT and OSINT.
2018 Metadata Associations and Piecewise Hashing (Digital Forensics)
2017 Rumor Prediction in Social Media Networks, Metadata Forensics, Slack Space Forensics and Wireless Security Audit
2016 Pursuing PhD in Cyber Forensics under the guidance of Dr. Sethumadhavan M. (Head, Centre for Cyber Security, AVV, Coimbatore) supported by Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme for Electronics & IT, MeitY, India
2016 Research Project on FPGA based malware analysis using Honeypots for IBM
2015 Intrusion Prediction System (DRDO), Malware Analysis, IoT and Cyber Laws
2013 OTP security (Sturdy – One Time Password) for bank sectors
2012 S6 Protocol (Sensing Shady Setups Spending Social Similarity) on Facebook Forensics

Guest Lectures/Mentorship

Year Guest Lectures/Mentorship
2019 Delivered one day session (October 17) on “Cybercrime: Mobile and Wireless” for Digital and Cyber Forensic Science graduates at Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi.
2019 Guest lecture on “Big Data Security analytics – Cyber Resilience” ( October 15) at Hindustan College of technology, Coimbatore.
2019 Guest lecture at graVITas’19 on “Open Source Digital Forensics” (September 21-22) at Homi Bhabha Gallery, Vellore Institute of Technology, VIT University, Vellore. Mentored the OSDP CTF followed by the event and awarded the top 3 teams with cash prizes.
2019 Delivered a guest lecture (September 19) on Cyber Security in Mobile Era held at Park College of Engineering And Technology, Coimbatore Road, Kaniyur.
2019 Delivered a two days computer security workshop cum Certification Program (August 18-19) on Certified Secure Computer User -CSCU held at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Ramco Institute of Technology, Rajapalayam and mentored computer science engineering students in passing the certification with distinction.
2019 Delivered a three days computer security workshop cum Certification Program (July 10-12) on Certified Secure Computer User -CSCU held at Department of Information Technology, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai and mentored computer science engineering students in passing the certification with distinction.
2019 Delivered a three days computer security workshop cum Certification Program (March 29 – 31) on Certified Secure Computer User -CSCU held at Dr. T. Thimmaiah Institute of Technology, Oorgaum, Kolar Gold Fields, Karnataka and mentored around 75 engineering students in passing the certification with distinction.
2019 Mentored the second version of Open Source Digital Forensics (OSDFv2) CTF with two days hands-on sessions on “Kickstarter to Digital Forensic Investigation” (21-22nd February) at Jeppiaar SRR Enggineering College, Chennai.
2018 Guest lecture at Capacity Development training program for Legal Process Outsourcing (LPOs) District Representative Lawyers, Tamilnadu on “Online Social Media Safety (Learn ~ Practice ~ Share) ” (29th November) at Conference Hall, AB-2, MSW Department, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
2018 Guest lecture at Capacity Development training program for District Child Protection Officers (Tamilnadu) on “Online and digital safety for children (MoMo in India)” (26th October) at Conference Hall, AB-2, MSW Department, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
2018 Invited lectures at Academia World Edu Fair -2018 on “Information Security” (1st October) and “Cyber Laws and AI” (2nd October) at the Education Commitee of the Maheswari Samaj (Society), Jaipur, Rajasthan
2018 Hands on Workshop as resource person for hands-on sessions in “Digital Forensics and IoT Security Overview” (11th August) at Department of Computer Science,Ramco Institute of Technology, (RIT), Rajapalayam, (TN)
2018 Organized and Mentored a two day hands on workshop cum Capture The Flag (CTF) contest “Dig-For-Art’18” (February 15-16) on on Cyber Security – Digital Forensics held at Department of Computer Sciences Technology, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences – Deemed to be University, Karunya Nagar, Coimbatore for their National Level Technical Symposium powered by ACE, and facilitated practical training for around 80 graduate students from the state.
2017 Organized and Mentored a two day hands on workshop cum Capture The Flag (CTF) contest “Dig-For-Art’17” (September 27-28) on Digital Forensics Artifacts at Cyber Forensics Laboratory, powered by IT department, Kalasaligam University and facilitated practical training for around 120 graduate students from nearby rural areas.
2017 Mentored “Privacy and Forensics on Cloud” event for evaluating conference papers organized by Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Coimbatore Chapter, (14th July) jointly hosted by Dr. G. R. Damodaran College of Science, Coimbatore
2017 One day hands-on workshop on “Introduction to Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security” (9th March) at Raja College of Engineering and Technology, Madurai
2017 Invited talk for “Information Security in Internet of Things” on “Security Issues in Wireless Networks” (25th February) at Sri Krishna College of Engineering & Technology, Kuniamuthur, Coimbatore
2016 Hands-on Workshop as resource person on X-Ways Forensics 18.6 Professional Edition on (29th February and 1st March 2016) at Cyber Forensics Research Lab (KLU), Krishnankovil (TN)
2015 Mentored Hack-a-thon event organized by Cyber Security and Privacy Foundation, (15th December) jointly organized by Learning Links India and U.S Consulate General, Chennai at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
2015 Guest Lecture on Cyber Forensics in Annual Tech Fest – Anokha at ASE, Coimbatore
2014 Invited lecture on National Level Ethical Hacking Workshop in Dr. N.G.P College, Coimbatore
2013 Tech Talk on Hacking – A Technological Threat in Cyber Defence Symposium held at ASE, Coimbatore

Training’s Delivered (Institution/Government)

Year Trainings Delivered (Institutions/Government)
2019 Trained Indian Air Force Wing Commanders at Information Warfare School (IWS), Air Force Station, Jalahalli, Bangalore on ” Attacks on IoT Smart Switch” (October 2019)
2019 Facilitated three days as the resource person for faculty development programme on cyber security and digital forensic titled “Digital Forensics” and “OSINT (Open Source INTelligence) and Computer Security with Social Media Privacy Concerns” (August 27-28, 30) organized by Department of IT, Government College of Technology, Coimbatore.
2019 Capacity Development for Urban Police Inspectors- Short Term Training Program on increasing Cyber Crime titled “Social Media- Double Edged Sword in the Hands of our Kids” on August 22 at Collector Office with reperesenting Thiruvarur DCPO for district level child safety group members skill development program.
2019 Handled four sessions for Faculty Development Program (FDP) as a part of Teaching Learning Centre (Under PMMMNMTT, MHRD, Govt. of India) initiative on “Cyber Forensics and Crime Analysis” titled “Open Source Digital Forensic for Faculties” (July 09) for the Members of Staff, at Department of Computer Science &Engg, NSS College of Engg, Palakkad and faculty members from other colleges from the locality. Facilitated the four sessions with foundational jargons, tools demonstration, hands-on practice and live CTF contest in Digital Forensics.
2019 Facilitated two sessions as the resource person for faculty development programme on cyber security and digital forensic titled “Dossier on Open Source Digital Forensics (OSDF)” and “OSINT (Open Source INTelligence) and SOCMINT (SOCial Media INTellgence)” (May 28) organized by School of Computer Science, Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi
2019 Capacity Development for Urban Police Inspectors- Short Term Training Program on increasing Cyber Crime titled “Cyber COPS ~ Know- How? Social Media’s Impact on Children” on January 23 at Karur- DCPO and 7th February facilitated by District Child Protection Unit (cara.nic.in) from Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India
2018 Faculty Development – Short Term Training Program on Cybersecurity titled “Kickstarter 4 OSINT (Open Source INTelligence)” (December 11) facilitated by Cyber Security Working Group (CSWG) from Department of Information Technology, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai
2018 Trained a team of 50 Superintendent and Dy. Superintendent of Govt. Child Care Instuitions and NGO run Institutions in Tamil Nadu on “Influence of Social Media on Children’s” for creating awareness on merits and demerits of social media among children. and the influence of social media to children (July 26) at Sudhamani Hall, jointly with Department of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore and UNICEF(Childline 1098), India
2018 Cyber Awareness Session on “Cyber Bullying” at Queen Mira International School, Melakkal Road, Kochadai,Madurai titled “A Step towards Bully-Proof Cyberspace” (April 24) for High School Students.
2017 Faculty Development program on “Bits n Bytes of Digital Forensics” at AICTE sponsored short term course titled “Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics” (November 28) for the Members of Staff, Department of Information Technology, Dept. of Computer Applications, CIT (Coimbatore) and faculty members from other colleges.
2017 Delivered special sessions as resourced person for Tamil Nadu Voluntary Health Association, East Zone meeting on “Awareness on Internet Safety for all age NETizens” (September 23) at Poondi Matha Basilica Auditorium, Thanjavur.
2017 Faculty Development program on “Cyber Impact on Cashless Financial Transactions” and “Introduction to Digital Foreniscs and Security”, (June 23) for the Members of Staff, Department of Information Technology, Dr.N.G.P. Institute of Technology, (Coimbatore)
2017 Facilitated “capacity building training programme” on “Online Safety for Children in Cyber Space” for members of Childline India Foundation (June 21-22) and state Directors of Kerala at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Vallikavu, Kerala, jointly with Department of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Vallikavu and UNICEF(Childline 1098), India
2017 Invited talk for “Information Security in Internet of Things” on “Security Issues in Wireless networks” (February 25) at Sri Krishna College of Engineering & Technology, Kuniamuthur, Coimbatore
2017 Created awareness on “Cyber Crime Awareness for Youth” as a part of  National Service Scheme (NSS) inauguration event (January 25) at Amriteshwari Hall, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
2016 Facilitated “capacity building training programme” on “Online Safety for Children in Cyber Space” for 160 members of Childline India Foundation (20th, 24th October and 1st November) and 69 state Directors of Tamil Nadu at Muralikrishna Hall (CIR), jointly with Department of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore and UNICEF(Childline 1098), India
2016 Faculty Development program on  Introduction to Practical VA/PT,  setting up of Honeypots, demonstration of Encase 7 and Paraben Bundle cyber forensic tools (August 13) for Kalasaingam university Members of the Staff and Research Scholars
 2015 Trained a team of 30 students as a preplacement activity on Ethical Hacking, Cyber Forencis, Network Security and OWASP secure coding, (September 22, 2015) Kalsaligam University(KLU), Krishnankovil (TN) and 9 of them got placed in Paladion Networks, Bangalore. URL
2015 Facilitated two days Student Development Program on Cyber Security, (July 31- August 1, 2015) headed by Dr. Sethumadhavan M. (Head, Centre for Cyber Security, AVV) at KLN college of I.T, Madurai
2014 Given cyber security training for 150 senior police officers on Cybercrime Training Salem City and Rural Police Officers, (June 14, 2014) under the guidance of Mr. A.Amalraj I.P.S., (Commissioner, Salem City) and Mr. S.Prabakaran I.P.S., (Asst., Commissioner Crime, Salem City) with HANS (Gujarat)

Volunteer Activities in Cyber Security

Category  Details
Rural Education
Welfare
Cyber Related NGO
Research Groups
  • NCDRC−National Cyber Defense Research Centre
Cyber Security Startups
Colleges/Universities
  • Cyber Forensics Laboratory, Kalasalingam University
  • Cyber Security Working Group (CSWG), SSN College, Chennai
  • Board of Studies (Special Invitee) member for UG Program B. Sc. Digital & Cyber Forensic Science, Pollachi, TN

Awards/Certifications

Year

Awards/Certifications

2019 CEH Master (Certified Ethical Hacker EC- Council India) v10 Practical
2019 ECSA (EC-Council Certified Security Analyst, EC- Council India)
2019 CSCU (Certified Secure Computer User, EC- Council India)
2018 CCNA CYBER OPS, Instructor Training (Cisco Certified Network Associate, Cyber Operations)
2018 CHFI (Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator, EC- Council India)
2017 Best Paper Award in “Forensic Analysis of Cyber Crimes” for the paper on “Linking Hazy Dots in Favor of Digital Evidences – PoC using Metadata Association” at The International Conference on Data Security-INCODS2017 (12th December), Department of Information Technology, Kalasalingam University, Krishnankoil, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu.
2017 CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker, EC-Council India)
2017 Best Paper Award in “Web Services and Semantic Web” for the paper on “The Forensic Future of Social media Analysis using Web Ontology” at International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communication Systems (7th January) Sri Eshwar College of Engineering, Coimbatore.
2016 FAFE (Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination #CQUAP8BYY6L4 – West Virginia University)
2015 Coursework on CEC (Certified Ethical Cracker – InfySEC)
2012 PGCCL (Post-Graduate Certificate in Cyber Law-IGNOU)
2011-2012 Coursework on CPCL(Certificate Program in Cyber Law-SYMBIOSIS) and ACISE(Advanced Certificate in Information Security-IGNOU)
2010 DCL (Diploma in Cyber Laws)
2009 RHCT (Red Hat Certified Technician)
2008 Coursework on CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) and MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional)
2007 Coursework on A+ and N+ (Hardware and Networking – IIHT)

CSCU (Certified Secure Computer User, EC- Council India)

ECSA

ECSA

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