Preventing Cyber Attacks

In today's world of crippling cyber-attacks and dynamic applications, organizations need to know that their networks are secure enough to handle the worst that cyber criminals can throw at them. To create awareness on various aspects of multi-tier security systems, combining protection for individual servers and applications with more powerful access controls and network monitoring a Cyber Defense Workshop on "Breaking Point" a custom built product was held on 3rd-Mar-2014 at Amrita Center For Cyber Security, Amrita University, Kollam. 

Key speakers at the workshop were Mr. Ranjeet Mishra (Senior Regional Sales Manager) & Mr. Pradeep Varadarajan from Ixia solutions. BreakingPoint provides test solutions to help enterprises, service providers, and equipment manufacturers. 

The workshop started at 2 p.m and a very lively discussion ensued among the Subject Matter Experts as the workshop progressed. Through discussions and mutual consultation, they helped delineate various aspects of cyber threats providing concrete instances of systems where security is essential, providing threat models, mitigate risks, and provide ways to defending cyber systems. 

Breaking point helps to optimize firewall and other intrusion prevention systems (IPS) and security devices and thus

  • Mitigate distributed denial of service (DDoS) and other attacks
  • Build networks and cloud infrastructures that are resilient to attacks
  • Perform "bake-off" evaluations on how next-generation firewalls and other security devices perform on a particular network
  • Validate and harden large 3G and 4G/LTE networks under the most realistic conditions

The half-day long workshop was a grand success providing greater insight in cyber threats and defense, allowing attended researchers, technologists and students to share their knowledge and expertise, leaving them with an excellent overview of current thinking and practices in cyber security

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