India to prepare army of reverse engineers to counter cyber attacks

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    NEW DELHI: National Security Database, an initiative of Information Sharing and Analysis Center ( ISAC) in association with Ground Zero Summit 2013 on Monday organized a seminar on Reverse Engineering in New Delhi. The seminar was organized to identify and create the need for the most credible and valuable information security professionals in India, especially in reverse engineering, to protect the National Critical Infrastructure and economy of the country.

    The seminar deliberated the growing need of reverse engineers in the country to counter cyber attacks and piracy. As the $100 billion information technology industry seeks to chart a new course by fostering software product companies, reverse engineering to become a promising field for jobs in the IT and software development sector.

    According to NSD, there are less than 5,000 reverse engineering experts currently in India. NSD in collaboration with various Academic Institutions across India aims to increase the number of reverse engineering professionals in the country to 1 lakh by 2015, through training and awareness. National Security Database has joined hands with Ground Zero Summit (G0S) 2013 and is promoting Asia's largest Information Security Summit (G0S) scheduled to take place from 7-10 November, 2013.

    Speaking at the seminar Rajshekar Murthy, director, NSD, said: "Hacking has become a growing threat to Indian IT industry. Some recent data theft cases by hackers has made India's $100 billion IT industry a primary target. The acute shortage of reverse engineering professionals will further hit the IT industry and the economic loss will grow exponentially due to piracy and insecure coding."

    "Today, reversing techniques are used for 'studying' viruses and malwares to help catch the criminals, create 'patches' to clean the viruses from computers and mobiles and also test closed systems and technologies for quality assurance and security vulnerabilities. Reverse engineering experts are immensely useful in the intelligence and defence sector for offensive research such as exploit development and embedded systems security. Companies can also hire reverse engineering experts to oversee security aspects during product design stage and protect their software from being copied or have security issues," added Murthy.

    National Security Database has developed reverse engineering boot-camps offered by Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) approved partners. The program helps engineers to understand different aspects of application security, learn anti-cracking techniques and to create secure code for internal use that cannot be easily hacked. Through these programs the engineers also learn different approaches for reverse engineering and Apapplication to get a strong foundation in dealing with new malwares and gain expertise to analyze it.

    India to prepare army of reverse engineers to counter cyber attacks - The Times of India
     
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    Re: India to prepare army of reverse engineers to counter cyber attack

    Arre Bhai log, we have game designing and testing done in hyderabad, , we have VINASHI on facebook, its out first Indian game designed specifically for Our scenario. I wish there were many games RTS, FPS .etc. we make gaming platforms for other countries but cant we make one for ourself?
     
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    Re: India to prepare army of reverse engineers to counter cyber attack

    ^^ Far from it, the gaming industry here is mainly limited to testing games and outsourced artwork.The few games that are designed here are casual facebook/mobile games, they are too done based of existing engines and frameworks.
     
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    Re: India to prepare army of reverse engineers to counter cyber attack

    I believe we already have such an establishment with an elaborate network to tackle cyber crimes.

    Anyway, would love to see some reverse engineering in defence as well :powah!:
     
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    Re: India to prepare army of reverse engineers to counter cyber attack

    Yeah, if reverse engineering means to open the cover, unwire the components, then wire them back and seal the cover, we should certainly have no problem in countering anything, be it even blinded hope.
     
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    High Time now !!
    If any recruiters are here ,

    i m always game for this :)

    Seriously.
     
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