Kapil Awasthi

Kapil Awasthi

Workshop Title

Breaking the Cyber Kill Chain


The current generation of the attacks compromise the victims infrastructure (computing host(s)) rendering it either as a primary or secondary victim of the complex attack. In either case the attack may start with a simple reconnaissance and/or profiling of the targeted users and persists through the key phases of exploiting weakness; pivoting; data exfiltration; and in some cases DDOS. The sequence of the complex attack is most commonly referred to as "Cyber Kill Chain". We will follow the attack life cycle to see what can be done to Prepare, Detect, Prevent, Mitigate the attack and in the event of the incident carrying out the successful evidence collection & Forensics. The mode of the workshop will be short presentation, demo of the attack sequence, followed by some protection framework demo.

Speaker Bio

Kapil Awasthi works as a Senior Security Consultant for Check Point India & SAARC region. In his current assignment with Check Point, he heads the security engagement with the Critical Information Infrastructure Sector. He has worked on large telecom, banking, government and ITeS network & security projects globally. He has been associated with different Government & non-Government bodies as a Security Evangelist. He works closely with certain Government Nodal bodies across the SAARC Region to design & deploy various security measures to enhance the security posture of cyberspace. He is grouped with certain product spearheading groups within Check Point globally to contribute the customer perspective & business objectives in product developments/enhancements. Prior to joining Check Point, Kapil led the security vertical in HCL from design/ deployment perspective. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering with a total network security experience of 14+ Years.

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