Nettech is an institute which teaches networking & network management, ethical hacking, network security and information security management systems. Students are taught to encrypt data and secure their data and network, ways of ethical hacking and securing their digital data. The organization is run by Mr. Swapan Purkait (currently pursuing his PhD from IIT Kharagpur). He has conducted workshops at IIT Kharagpur, BITS-Pilani, IIM Calcutta, XLRI etc.
Nettech in collaboration with ISTE (Indian Society for Technical Education) organized the first demo class on October 14 2011, at NLH . The class saw a huge turnout, with students from all branches participating.
The class started with a brief introduction on communication via networks and encryption methods. Certain brain teasers kept the students on their heels to find solutions. Then Mr. Swapan proceeded to demonstrate an example of Steganography, which is the science of writing hidden messages in a way that no one, apart from the sender and intended recipient would suspects the presence of a message. He use simple tools as Paint and Notepad for this purpose, which left the students enthralled. He also displayed other such examples and taught the various algorithms required for some simple encryption.
Mr Swapan also hacked into a certain camera situated at Geneva, just using the knowledge about networking and internet protocols, and showed us the live feed from that camera on the projector screen. He even showed us the view from a camera at some beach and said “You might get to see something interesting if you’re lucky.”
Then he asked someone to access his Gmail account and send a mail. He intercepted that mail before it was sent to the server, edited its content and then sent it. This could be done by learning the basic protocols which the mailing client uses , which he said will be taught in the coming workshops. He then went on to tell us about SQL (Structured query language), how it can be used to hack into websites, by accessing the username and password from the databases. He even gave some movies that one should watch just for Home Work .
At the end of each class students will be given 10 problems, which they would had to solve. There would also be a theory and practical test. At the end of the event groups of students will be given a project which they’ll have to complete. After passing through all these tasks, they will be provided with an official certificate for their successful course completion.
All those who are interested can join Nettech Training Programme, it’s a fifteen day workshop with the enrollment fee for Rs. 3800 wherein you will be provided with networking softwares and other tools that you may require and also with the necessary hardware requirements like optical cables. The next class is on IP addressing and other various protocols which are used over the internet. To register visit their stall at NLH, KC and FC or contact these numbers
+ 98866 18103
+ 98861 66763
PS: Do remember to get your laptops for each class !
-Ali Akbar , 1st year