Swapneel Patnekar

Swapneel Patnekar


Swapneel is currently the chief network security engineer & CEO of Shreshta IT and has been working in the Information Security field for 15+ years. He is also a technical trainer & regularly conducts workshops on Information Security, Network Security Monitoring and DNS/DNSSEC Security.

He is also a board member of India Internet Engineering Society and has been Program Committee member of Indian Network Operators group.

He is also an active participant and speaker in the Network Operator Groups (NOGs) and security community in the Asia Pacific region.

Running a recursive DNS resolver on your system or in the network

Take back control of your DNS - Run a recursive resolver on your system or in the network

Domain Name System (DNS) is the crucial & ubiquitous fabric of the Internet. Everything on the Internet uses the DNS. more
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 21 Aug 2020

Rootconf Pune edition

Using DNS as a layer of defense

DNS(Domain Name System) is the crucial & ubiquitous fabric of the Internet. While we rely on accessing websites, applications, devices using a Fully Qualified Domain Name, on a daily basis, in a network, DNS can also be extremely valuable & effective defense layer in a multi-tiered security approach. This talk will give an introduction to DNS RPZ(Response Policy Zones) and how it can be leveraged… more
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 26 Jul 2019
Section: Full talk (40 mins) Category: Security

Netconf 2020 edition

Measuring the internet using RIPE Atlas

Internet measurements are important and userful for everybody and not limited to network engineers, developers, researchers etc The internet is a network of networks. The RIPE Atlas project provides a lens to view how the networks behave from various vantage points. Using the RIPE Atlas system, anyone can run internet measurements to troubleshoot, understand how the internet works & carry out res… more
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  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 04 Feb 2020
Format of the session: Hands-on workshop (3 hours)

Detecting anomalous network patterns

Packets don't lie - Network Security Monitoring (NSM) for the masses

Prevention ultimately fails. With this uncomfortable premise, everyone gets breached. The circumstances for networks become grave when one looks at defending networks from the security 1% lens. According to Richard Bejtlich, more
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 24 May 2021