A series of Cyber attacks had occurred on the 19th of May in Sri Lanka. Among the victimized web sites the official website of the Kuwait Embassy, the Website of the Rajarata University, the  website of the Sri Lanka Tea Research Institute and few other private institution websites were reported to be included. Mainly some .lk & .com domained websites have been targeted. The targeted web pages have been defaced with various content. The SLCERT, TechCERT and the Cyber Operations Center operating under the ministry of Defence are investigating the incident. Furthermore it is reported that these kinds of attacks have been happening from the May of 2014 in an annual basis on the same month. The institutions who owned the web sites which were attacked have been informed and some of the targeted websites are now removed for the time being & some are restored to the previous state.…

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ISACA ,the glorious global root of the sub domains ‘ISACA Sri Lankan chapter’ and ‘UCSC ISACA Students’ Group’, is celebrating its 50th anniversary today as an independent, nonprofit, global association which has widely spread all over the world. ISACA stands for the Information Systems Audit and Control Association . It was incorporated in 1969 by a small group of individuals who recognized a need for a centralized source of information and guidance in the growing field of auditing controls for computer systems. Today, ISACA serves 140,000 professionals in 180 countries with the aim of to sponsor local educational seminars and workshops, conduct regular chapter meetings, and to help further promoting and elevating the visibility of the IS audit, control and security profession throughout the area. Figure 1 : ISACA Sri Lankan chapter ISACA plays a major role in the IT world today. It provides practical guidance, benchmarks and other effective…

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Blockchain, a technology which most tech experts believe that would revolutionize computing in a similar way the internet did in the 90s and early 2000s. Satoshi Nakamoto released a whitepaper in 2008 which is called as Bitcoin: A Peer to peer electronic cash system, this popular crypto currency bitcoin uses blockchain as its underlying technology. Blockchain is a difficult technology to explain. We could say that blockchain is a decentralized public ledger of crypto transactions. Blockchain is like a distributed and decentralized network/database which can have users all over the world. Any user can add information to the blockchain, every other user is responsible for verifying the accuracy of the information added. It stores information across a network of computers .It uses cryptography to make user records can’t be altered. Although data is public the data is verified and secured by cryptography, it creates a record of which the authenticity…

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iHack 4.0, the 24 hours software hackathon organized by the ISACA student group of University of Colombo School of computing happened successfully throughout 6th &7th October continuously at the University Of Colombo School Of Computing Premises. There were 15 enthusiastic teams from both government and private institutes converting their creative ideas into mass software solutions. Participants were registered in the morning of 6th October after handing over the t-shirts and the souvenirs. The event started by lighting traditional oil lamp and then the gathering was addressed by the director of the University Of Colombo School Of Computing Prof. K.P.Hewagamage, a representative from the ISACA Sri Lanka Chapter, representative from our platinum partner ‘ISM APAC’, and a representative from the gold partner ‘DirectFN’. An introduction about iHack 4.0 was given by the President of UCSC ISACA Student Group.     The core of the event was begun after the opening ceremony.…

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    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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“ 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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iHACK 2015; a 24 hour Software Development Competition organized by the University of Colombo School of Computing – ISACA Student Group in partnership with Millennium Information Technologies, was successfully completed on Sunday with the enthusiastic participation of a number of teams of aspiring software developers from the University of Colombo. Intended to provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate and improve their software development and problem solving skills as well as their ability to pitch their end product in a competitive manner, the competition was widely accepted for its breadth of focus. The event was held at the UCSC on the 5th and 6th of September 2015 under the theme “One Team, One Dream..” which was also reflected in the competition task.

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Organized by the The University of Colombo School of Computing – ISACA Student Group, in partnership with Millennium Information Technologies, iHack 2015 is a 24 hour software development competition, intended to provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate and improve their software development and problem solving skills.

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UCSC wins 2nd, 3rd and 4th places at the annual Information Security Quiz organized by the Sri Lanka CERT|CC

The Information Security Quiz is an event organized by the Sri Lanka CERT|CC where enterprising students of universities and tertiary education institutes in Sri Lanka participate. This is organized in line with the Annual National Information Security Conference, held for the 7th consecutive year on the 10th of September 2014.

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