Chandigarh, May 15th 2015 (Kulbir Singh Kalsi):It is 2015. Even as cyber criminals adopt advanced tools and technologies, individuals and businesses continue to lag behind even in the basics. This gap is driving massive ransomware and extortion campaigns, leaving most people at the mercy of criminals. The situation is worrisome.
DSD InfoSec, a local Information Security startup formed to combat this problem - have announced their SkySight product designed to provide realtime visibility to attacks & attackers and aid better defense. SkySight is a unique combination of a network sensor, a cloud-based Security Information & Event Management system and a mobile Security Operations Console.
|-Enthusiast Team members of DSD InfoSec, at the press conference getting their photo shot during the press meet Chandigarh press club.|
On the community front last year, Chandigarh Chapters of NULL and OWASP started the Be Safe Online program designed to empower people with safe online behaviours; to spread awareness and equip people with the necessary skills. More than a dozen talks have been held on Online Safety related subjects. Several technical sessions on secure coding are also being conducted on a regular basis for IT companies of the region under this program.
This year, this program has been strengthened by Global Shapers Chandigarh Hub (GSC) and DSD InfoSec. GSC plans to increase the reach and adoption of this program through its campaigns in schools and colleges. Meanwhile, DSD have developed a mobile app Be Safe Online (available on Android and iOS) for the program. Released today, this free app gives people access to carefully curated security tips. Users can also share these tips on social media; as well as seek security advice from a team of experts from NULL/OWASP and DSD.
As the world's focus on cyber security increases, initiatives like this could propel Chandigarh as a leader in Information Security, and result in increased business to local IT as well as non-IT companies.
About DSD InfoSec
Started by a group of fresh grads and led by industry veterans, DSD's vision is to make the online world safer by developing affordable and super-simplified cutting-edge
security products for use by individuals and small businesses. DSD's SkySight is the first such product out of their stable.
About Global Shapers Community
The Global Shapers Community is a network of Hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, achievements and the drive to make a contribution to their communities. The Chandigarh Hub, formed in 2014, has already earned a solid reputation by winning the CocaCola “Shaping a Better Future” contest and taking up a number of inspirational projects such as BloodDonor.Me, REMobilize, I Break My Silence and Be Safe Online.
NULL is India's largest and most active security community. Registered as a non-profit society in Pune in 2010, NULL mission is to spread information security awareness. NULL is open, professional, inclusive, responsible and completely volunteer-driven.
The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software. OWASP mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks.
Shorter version (150 words)
Today, DSD InfoSec, a local Information Security startup have announced their SkySight product as a better way to defend against modern cyber-crime. Designed to provide realtime visibility to attacks & attackers and aid better defense, SkySight is a unique combination of a network sensor, a cloud-based Security Information & Event Management system and a mobile Security Operations Console.
As a part of their community effort, DSD and Global Shapers Chandigarh Hub have also joined hands with non-profits NULL and Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Chandigarh
Chapters to promote their Be Safe Online program. This program is designed to help people adopt safe online behaviours. So far, more than a dozen talks on Online Safety have been held by the community volunteers in this program. While DSD has donated to the program, a mobile app that provides security tips, GSC will drive adoption through its campaigns in schools and colleges.