CPF Internship and Training Program Summer 2018March 03, 2019
CPF Internship and Training Program
Center of Excellence Centres
The idea of CITP-CoE initiative is to provide required exposure to real life problem statements and connecting students with experts in the field of Cyber Security and IT industry. Nurturing the young generation towards community driven technical research and development and also preparing for their professional lives.
The internship and training program in 2018 summers in CPF Center of Excellence campuses has a been a new experience for the students, faculties and CPF team as well. While the on-campus activities were centered in BIT Meerut campus we had students and faculties participating in different projects from Royal Global University, Guwahati and UPES Dehradun.
The program is designed in such way to provide 360 degree exposure to the students. During the summer vacations CPF and Industry experts camp at one of the Center of Excellences which hosts the program. It runs for 45 days in the campus wherein experts share their experiences, startup entrepreneurs interact with the young generation. The students are encouraged to learn and apply the skills in real life problem statements.
The program has gone beyond the campus boundaries and some of the groups have worked in across campus and build projects of community importance. Some of the projects are now being tested and in a process to become real life solutions for the community.
Some of the key sessions and activities during the program:
Working in a team #ProjectManagement
This activity involves dividing the students in teams based on their area of expertise or the would like to choose from, the teams identified as:
- UI Team
- Backend Team
- Database Team
- Code and System Security
The teams has been provided a problem statement which was analyzed and designed in the sessions and the students are given assignments to complete the project within a time frame. The idea here is to focus on working in a professional team environment. Each team has chosen a team lead who should be talking to other team leads and keep an eye on the timelines.
The participants of the activity:
Anand Raje with Students
Software Development using Java Platform #SoftDev
The participants has been exposed to Java Development Platform for web apps, the training starts from basics of application development, web servers essentials, understanding basics of web app development and then working on a real life scenario using the learned tools and techniques
Students working on Java project
Internet Routing Project : LatencyProbe #PythonPHP
The essence of this program is not only delivering lectures but also encourage and motivate the students work on their learned skills to develop and innovate. While students were getting trained they were simultaneously becoming Industry ready and understanding the real life problems of different industries. The project aims at developing a probe network for web services availability, a completely community driven initiative. Here the students from different campuses worked together to develop the project.
Our internship provides a platform to work with teams spread across different geographies and this project was one of the examples.
Abhishek working on Latency Probe project
Startup Connect #StartupIndia
The student had a chance to interact with startup ecosystem and understanding what it take to be an entrepreneur,and it all start with the campus life. The entrepreneurs from a startup Xongl was with the students for one day sharing their product, ideas and encouraging students towards innovation.
Securing the Cyber Space #CyberSecurity
One of the key learning experience of this program was to understand the cyber security paradigm and exposed to the field in such a way that a participant who is desirous of making cyber security filed as one of his career can align himself/herself with one of the areas of application, network, web, system, cloud security and there were plenty of sessions to understand the basics as well as practice on the real life scenarios.
Dinesh Bareja from India Honeynet Project taking a session on Bug Bounty program
Working with Honeynet
Our experts from India Honeynet Project and ekawah was in the campus several times during the session to provide sessions on honeynet functioning and deployment. Our team of experts also gone ahead and deployed C&C server at Meerut campus and three types of honeypots for further study, research and development purposes.
Legal Aspects of Cyberspace
There are areas of legality in all aspects of cyberspace which is becoming the mainstream economic platform for transactions as well as the preferred communication medium. Our panel of legal experts were in the campus during the program to help participants understand the legal aspect of cyber world and how to protect one’s interests and stay protected, in a way adopting best practices of uses.
Nitish Chandan taking the session on legal aspects
Sessions on Blockchain
Blockchain is the new trust framework of cyberspace and the implementations has started already in different domains. The students has been exposed to the blockchain essentials and also the kind of implementations it has and the future scopes.Session on Hyperledger, one of the permissioned blockchain framework from Linux Foundation was also taken.
Experts speak on working with teams from different geographies
India is an outsourcing country and the students in their professional life need to interact with different geographies and societies while working in an IT organization. The panel of experts having 15+ years of experience in different geographies handling large projects were taking sessions on what are the skills and abilities one need to actually learn and adopt which will help in their professional lives ahead.
Purnendu SIngh from CPF taking the session on working in different geographies
Research opportunities in India and Abroad
Students had an opportunity to interact with researchers across the world through Skype , in one of the session Dr. Monowar Bhyan from UMEA, Sweden interacted with students about opportunities of research in cyber security space. It was an enlightening session where he has discussed about his research also and the use of AI in network security devices.