Hi Guys! Hows are you? OK ….. Do you guys actually know what Internet of things is? Well it’s quite simple you know? It goes like this, IOT examines the interconnection of devices within an existing Internet infrastructure. It is expected to offer clear connectivity of devices, systems, and services that goes beyond normal machine connection and is based upon many protocols, domains, and applications etc. Even as we speak (reads ;)) now billions and billions of physical devices from all around the world is connected to the internet and are exchanging information rapidly. The best thing about IOT is that if you have the correct devices like some cheap processors and a wireless network at home you can easily make anything in your hands reach a part of this IOT! And after that any device previously dumb is now intelligent and are able to even communicate with…

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In the new world the most valuable trait to us is our stored data. We cannot bear the thought of losing our data and if it is a business stakes are even higher and hence we slowly embarked upon the importance of information security and now information security has become one of the top priorities of individuals and specially businesses. The corporate sector shows high interest in information security as their clientele is highly dependent on the credibility of their companies and a breach of information security can cause them unimaginable losses. Even the world’s largest tycoons have faced numerous information threats, to name a few, in 2008 US military fell victim to an information corruption that was triggered by connecting a flash drive that contained a malicious program by a foreign intelligence agency and it took the pentagon 14 months to clean all systems, even up to date this…

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“ iFest 2k18 ”, organized by the UCSC ISACA Student Group with close partnership with the ISACA Sri Lanka Chapter was held on the 13th of May 2018. This was the most awaited Cyber Security tech event in the recent past. UPAY was the platinum sponsor of this event and ISM APAC pvt.ltd was the silver sponsor. The event commenced at 9.00 a.m. by giving a short introduction regarding the purpose of the programme. The New Arts Theatre of the University of Colombo, was filled with over 400 students from both private and state higher educational institutes from all over the island.Initially, the gathering was addressed by Dr. Rasika Dayaratne, the lecturer in charge of UCSC ISACA Student Group. Afterwards, Mr. Sithira Wanniarachchi, representative of the Sri Lanka ISACA Chapter gave a small introduction about ISACA. Representing the Platinum sponsor for the event, UPay; Mr.Rasindu Croos & Mr.Asela Wikramasooriya introduced…

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IFest 2k18 – the most awaited tech conference on information security and emerging trends proudly organized by the UCSC – ISACA Student Group will be held on 13th May 2018, from 9.00 am to 2.30 pm at the University of Colombo – New Arts Theater (NAT). IFest 2k18 will be organized in close partnership with the ISACA Sri Lanka Chapter and will be witnessed by over 400 undergraduates from both public and private higher education institutes from all parts of the island with a genuine interest in matters relating to information security, governance, etc.. The conference will be held focused on enhancing awareness in the fields of information security and governance with an emphasis on emerging technologies and trends including several sessions conducted by resource people with expertise in each area as well as interactive sessions with the participants. The event will include quizzes to interact with the participants as…

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Is everything safe? It’s 2017, and the answer is clearly NO.

Making sure that your passwords are secure is one of the first lines of defense for your computer, email, and information against hacking attempts. Password managers are the one recommended by many security experts to keep all your passwords secure in one place. Password managers are the software that creates complex passwords, stores and organizes all your passwords for your computers, websites, applications, and networks, as well as remembers them on your behalf.

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In this article, here I will try to give some basic ideas of threats. In modern telecommunication world, cyber security issues are so much important because of many reasons. But with the development of technology and IT field new types of threats are emerging that can compromise your business. Here are a quick guide and a simple introduction to some trends in IT security and a few ideas to safeguard yourself against them. So as to give the basic introduction, the basic types of attacks can be classified as active and passive. First, an important distinction to make is active attacks vs. passive attacks. These differ both in how they are accomplished and what they do once the unauthorized party gains access. This is a brief introduction about what a passive attack is. Passive attacks happen when a program is constantly searching for vulnerabilities, and when one is found, it gains entry.…

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iHack 2.0 was organized by the ISACA Student Group of University of Colombo School of Computing in partnership with Mubasher DirectFN from 8th October to 9th October 2016 at the UCSC premises. It was a 24-hour hackathon to improve the students’ problem-solving skills and to bring out their innovative ideas.

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