Category: About null

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When we started null – The Open Security Community, we didn’t really plan beyond the monthly gathering of infosec peeps and enthusiasts in cities like Pune and Bangalore.

We didn’t ask for registration, take any attendance (beyond a cursory head count) and things were swell.

What we didn’t really think about (atleast I didn’t) was that we would still be doing this with enthusiasm and passion 5 and 1/2 years after we started. It is quite natural to start thinking about the next level after gaining proficiency in doing security related events month after month.

@abh1sek was kind enough to create swachalit for us. Since then we realised that there is a need to track our progress and the metrics will help us do exactly that!

Numbers are a great way to see where have we reached from where we were. They offer an objective insight into how we are growing and hopefully we will be offering more of these in the coming months.

Please do let people in your networks know about the great work the tireless volunteers of null – Open Security Community are doing around India and now even in Europe!

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null – The Open Security Community

null is a registered not for profit society set up to spread awareness about Information Security and to further research in this field as well. From its humble beginnings in Pune to being a national level organisation in just over 3 years has been possible because of the amazing community of volunteers who are definitely drawn to working with null due to its non-profit status.

While we have grown in stature and status our communication hasn’t always kept up with that growth. We plan to blog more so that we can keep you updated about how we are planning to grow and how you can help us in the same.

For now see the piece of paper which is evidence of us being a not for profit Society.

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About null

null is an open security community for ethical hackers, security professionals and security enthusiasts, born out of the need for:

  • Promoting advanced security research.
  • Spreading security awareness among the netizens.
  • A Centralized knowledge base for security related information.

It was founded by Aseem Jakhar in Jan 2008.


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  • Advanced security research.
  • Create a disclosure platform.
  • Design/Develop innovative solutions to combat current/emerging threats.
  • Define a “Must-Have” security knowledge-base for different roles (programmer, QA, admin, end user).
  • Spread security awareness.
  • Organize Meetings/Conferences/Trainings/Awareness camps.