Network Security Event Blog

The Hackers Meetup
4 min readAug 16, 2023

📢 Event Blog: Network Security

Welcome to an enlightening and informative event that took place on 30th July 2023, featuring two insightful workshops led by experts in the field. Attendees were treated to a comprehensive understanding of “Network Security 101” by Darshil Vyas and an in-depth exploration of “Linux Privilege Escalation” by Pavan Saxena. The event concluded with an exciting Capture The Flag (CTF) challenge designed by Pavan Saxena and his team.

Let’s have a look on our delightful speakers:

🎙️ Speaker Spotlight: Darshil Vyas (IAMGREPBOY)

We are thrilled to shine a spotlight on a prominent figure in the realm of cybersecurity, an individual whose passion and expertise have left an indelible mark on the field: Darshil Vyas, also known as IAMGREPBOY.

🎤 Speaker Spotlight: Pavan Saxena (ROOTKID)

Introducing Pavan Saxena, widely acclaimed as ROOTKID in the cybersecurity realm, a name synonymous with unraveling digital mysteries and fortifying the digital world against threats. With a remarkable journey as a security researcher, ethical hacker, and dynamic cyber security speaker, Pavan’s contributions have illuminated the dark corners of the digital landscape and inspired countless minds in the field.

Excited peers waiting of an event to start:

So, without any delay starting with the topics conducted in the event….

Network Security 101 by Darshil Vyas:

The event commenced with Darshil Vyas, a prominent figure in the field of network security, diving into the fundamental concepts of network security. Darshil began by providing a concise yet comprehensive introduction to network security, emphasizing its significance in today’s interconnected world.

Next, he delved into the role of Linux in network security, highlighting its prominence due to its robust security features. Attendees were introduced to the basic commands for networking and gained an understanding of the essentials of Wireshark, a powerful tool for network analysis.

One of the highlights of the workshop was the exploration of NMAP and Metasploit Framework (MSF) and their importance in network security. Darshil shed light on how these tools can be utilized to identify vulnerabilities, scan networks, and even simulate attacks to strengthen defences.

Linux Privilege Escalation by Pavan Saxena:

Following the insightful session on network security, Pavan Saxena took the stage to unravel the intricacies of “Linux Privilege Escalation.” Pavan started by elucidating the concept of privileges in the Linux environment, explaining their importance in maintaining a secure system.

Attendees gained a clear understanding of what privilege escalation entails and its potential implications for system security. Pavan elaborated on the different types of privilege escalation and provided real-world examples to illustrate their significance.

For those new to the topic, Pavan ensured they were well-prepared by discussing the prerequisites for a better understanding of privilege escalation. He then took the attendees on a journey through the process of enumeration, which involves gathering crucial information about the system.

The workshop progressed into the exploitation phase, where Pavan elaborated on the methods used to exploit vulnerabilities and escalate privileges. Attendees were guided through various techniques and tools that hackers might employ.

The culmination of Pavan’s session featured an exploration of how to detect and find privilege escalation vulnerabilities, equipping attendees with actionable knowledge to enhance their system’s security posture.

Networking Break:

After these enlightening sessions, attendees were given a networking break, fostering a space for like-minded individuals to connect, discuss the insights gained, and share their experiences.

PPL discussing among themselves:

Capture The Flag Challenge:

The event concluded on a high note with an exhilarating Capture The Flag (CTF) challenge created by Pavan Saxena and his team. This hands-on activity provided participants with the opportunity to apply their newly acquired knowledge in a simulated environment. The CTF challenge was designed to test their problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and ability to identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities.

Conclusion:

Overall, the event was a remarkable journey through the realms of network security and Linux privilege escalation. Attendees left with a deeper understanding of these crucial concepts and practical insights that can be applied in the real world.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Darshil Vyas and Pavan Saxena for sharing their expertise and guiding us through these intricate topics. We also commend Pavan Saxena’s team for crafting an engaging and challenging CTF experience.

As the event ended, attendees departed with enriched knowledge and a renewed commitment to bolstering their understanding of cybersecurity in an ever-evolving digital landscape.

Thanks for reading……

Blog written by Devansh Patel: dp0x01 ☣️, LindekIn

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