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Securtle (The Security Turtle) - Sanchari Das BSidesSTL 2019 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Securtle (The Security Turtle)
Sanchari Das
BSidesSTL 2019

Securtle is a portable threat detection tool that alerts its user to their real time digital risk environment. The tool utilizes a color shifting strategized shell (Green, Yellow, Red) to give users of all ages and knowledge level a simple real time risk exposure reading of their digital environment. An appealing and portable turtle, the Securtle uses both passive and active BL/BLE and Wifi tools to rate and then convey Internet of Things (IoT) risks, active attacks, and tracking tools - all of which are currently used to steal data, modify user devices, track users, and even target physical safety of individuals; especially children, older adults, any other vulnerable population. Attachable to either a backpack or keychain ( as a future direction), the Securtle rides along with its user as an ambient risk indicator shifting from green to yellow as its digital environment increases in risk level. Additionally, when the intrusion detection tools receive an attempted unsolicited scan, connection, or attempts at modification - the turtle shifts red, alerting the user that malicious activity is in process. This mixed threat alert gives users the information they need to make simple defensive choices and basic mitigation actions to disable threats in their digital ecosystem.

I am a PhD Candidate in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington. A security track researcher, my research interests include multi-factor authentication, usable security and privacy, user experience, social media research, third - party privacy, user risk perception, online harassment, risk communication, and human-computer interaction. Currently working for American Express as an Information Security Engineer and Project Manager for the Identity and Access Management Team (Identity Services). I have presented my research work in several conferences such as, BlackHat, Financial Cryptography, HAISA, SOUPS, SM&S. Here is my Google Scholar Profile : https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=6oIL_UQAAAAJ&hl=en I have received dual Masters degrees from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India (Computer Applications) and Indiana University Bloomington (MS in Informatics). I have received my Bachelors from The Heritage Academy, Kolkata, India and was a Gold-medalist in my batch. Earlier interned in Infosys Limited and HCL Technologies.

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