Announcing null Bachaav - Defensive Security Workshops

Written on November 18, 2013

Bachaav (meaning defence in Hindi) is a completely hands-on workshop with the clear focus on learning the tools, techniques and approaches of defensive security using simulated servers and networks.

Bachaav is different from a normal null meet in its focus and duration. The focus is on learning specific tools and techniques and the duration is about 5-6 hours of hands-on work.

null Bachaav Basics

  • null Bachaav events are invite only Keeping them exclusive allows for keeping the logistics simple, the course content focussed and the interactions very engaging.

  • null Bachaav events are completely hands-on The idea is to learn defensive security, therefore everyone is expected to come prepared and do the hands-on in a group.

  • null Bachaav events require you to get your laptop There is no pairing up while doing hands-on. The point is to ensure that you actually get the practice while learning.

  • null Bachaav events are about 5-6 hours This is an ideal time to get all the people up to speed and comfortable. This amount of time allows for everyone to become comfortable with the topic at hand.

  • A null Bachaav event is led by 1-2 champions in that particular topic One or two hackers who have the experience and skills are assigned as Bachaav Champions for a particular topic. They are completely responsible for the course content and ensuring that all the group members learn the concepts and the attacks.

null Bachaav MO

  1. Applications to take part will be invited from null members.
  2. The champions will select the ten best applications for the topic. This is based on the profile of the applicants and the champion’s discretion.
  3. Once selected the hackers will be informed and they need to come to the workshop with the required things like laptop etc.

null Bachaav Topics

The following are the some of the proposed Bachaav workshops. These may change based on availability of Bachaav Champions

  • Securing Wordpres
  • Securing a PHP MySQL based application and server
  • 802.1x Authentication
  • Getting beginners ready for Bachaav

New workshops will be announced on the null mailing list.