National, 5th October, 2023: In an era defined by rapid technological advancement, NxtWave, a leading upskilling platform for software careers, successfully organised a virtual workshop titled “Ethical Hacking – Building India’s Cyber Army” to equip aspiring tech students with essential cybersecurity skills. The workshop received an overwhelming response with participation of students from 2500+ colleges across India.
Ethical hacking, a crucial field in the realm of cybersecurity, is gaining prominence as organizations worldwide seek to protect their digital assets from cyber threats. With the increasing frequency and complexity of cyberattacks, the demand for skilled ethical hackers is on the rise. This workshop aimed to provide students with hands-on experience and industry insights to prepare them for the challenges of the cybersecurity landscape.
During the three-hour-long intensive workshop, students had the opportunity to customize their own OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) Tool Kits and perform cyber investigations. They learned to use a range of hacking tools, including Spiderfoot, Maltego, EXIF Tool, Epios, SE Toolkit, Haveibeenpawned, and Kali Linux. Industry expert and founder of CyberEye, Mr. Ram Ganesh, shared valuable insights, live demonstrations and case studies covering topics such as Stuxnet, Wannacry, Geo OSINT, Google Dorking, and cyber fraud.
Live demonstrations included OSINT techniques, digital footprinting, and social engineering. Thousands of students enthusiastically submitted their projects, showcasing their newfound skills and knowledge.
One of the enthusiastic participants, Yaswanth, shared his workshop experience, saying, “Cybersecurity isn’t just theory; it’s real-world readiness. Through this workshop, I’ve gained the practical skills to track hackers and investigate cyber incidents. It has also prepared me to be a defender in the world of cyberattacks.”
Rahul Attuluri, CEO of NxtWave, emphasised the importance of cybersecurity skills in today’s digital landscape, stating, “In an era where our country is undergoing digital transformation, ensuring cybersecurity has become paramount. We believe it’s crucial to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to protect digital assets and thwart cyber threats. This Ethical Hacking Workshop sparked the curiosity among students towards cybersecurity and the incredible career opportunities in this domain.”
Founded by IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur, and IIIT Hyderabad alumni – Sashank Reddy Gujjula, Anupam Pedarla, and Rahul Attuluri, NxtWave is on a mission to build India’s largest online employability platform for tech careers. It offers vernacular, asynchronous, and online cohort-based training programs in Industry 4.0 Tech career tracks for college students, graduates, and early professionals. In the last couple of years, 1500 companies, from fast-growing startups to Fortune 500 giants, have hired thousands of NxtWave learners. For more information on NxtWave, please visit: http://nxtwave.in