SecureAsi@ v2.0

SecureAsi@ v2.0 2018

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Malaysian Research and Education Network (MYREN) organized and conducted the SecureAsi@ v2.0 Advanced Security training workshop for year 2018 in Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia from 10th December till 14th December 2018.

The proposed workshop was aimed at bringing Asi@Connect partners’ network engineers and security administrators to the level qualified for the operation & management of network for their NRENs and therefore promote international collaborations as well as Asi@Connect applications.

As more and more security breaches being reported throughout the globe, it is such necessary that NRENs are more equipped to proactively identify potential security issues in their network BEFORE they are being exploited by hackers and malware. For that reason, this workshop provided a combination of theoretical and practical knowledge/experience to the participants of the workshop in terms of a more secure NREN. USM provided two of its security experts and engaged with Technical University of Darmstadt (TUD) Germany to invite another expert in the field of Cyber Security to conduct the workshop over a period of five (5) days. The plan for the workshop was jointly developed by USM and TUD.

The objectives of the conducted workshop were:

  • To provide an overview of Cybersecurity.
  • To familiarize with concepts of malware, botnet, social engineering and other threats.
  • To learn the latest Internet security techniques, firewalls etc.
  • To provide a basic knowledge of ethical hacking using Kali Linux.


  • Dr. Shankar Karuppayah
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selvakumar Manickam
  • Leon Böck
Ts. Dr. Shankar Karuppayah
Ts. Dr. Shankar Karuppayah
Senior Lecturer

My research interests include malware analysis, botnet monitoring, distributed systems and Internet of Things.