Udbhav Tiwari attended attended Hakon 2016, a conference held between September 30 and October 2, 2016 at Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India,on behalf of CIS under the Hewlett Cyber Security Project.
Hakon 2016 was the third edition of the conference which has been organised by Ninja Information Security Systems, an ISO 27001:2013 & 9001:2008 certified training organisation and the primary sponsor of the conference from Indore. The conference was efficiently organised, had about 150 to 200 people attending overall and provided an unique window into the non-tech hub/big city ethical hacker ecosystem and their place within the cyber security setup in India. The agenda of this year's conference was the Underground Digital Black Market & Digital Terrorism, with a fair mix of participants from the industry, academia and the government. The conference website can be looked up at http://www.hakonindia.org/ for further details, including a look at past editions of the conference.
The technical workshops held during the first two days of the conference were well organised and networking with the teachers during and mostly at the end of the conference was very helpful in understanding a practitioners perspective on cutting edge aspects of cyber security. This was particularly true for Chuck Easttom Williams, an accomplished cyber security expert from the USA who regularly trains government agencies and in a fairly reputed industry veteran who has been an invited speaker at DEFCON and even has a couple of patents to his name.