A Webinar on Cyber Security Awareness: Challenges and its Emerging Trends
Cyber Security Awareness: Challenges and its Emerging Trends
A Webinar on ‘Cyber Security Awareness: Challenges and its Emerging Trends’ was organized by the Department of Computer Applications(MCA), on 18th October, 2022 at 11:00am to raise awareness and highlight the importance of cyber safety and digital security. The month of October is marked as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM).
The undergraduate and Postgraduate students of various departments attended the online session, which was projected on the big screen, so that entire class can attend and avail the Awareness of Cybersecurity.
Sri Sushil Kumar, Superintendent of Police, Cyber Crime Cell, Economic Offences Unit, Bihar, Patna, was the invited speaker for the session.
The webinar started with the prayer for invoking God’s blessings. After the auspicious note,
Dr. Bhawna Sinha introduced the theme of the webinar and its requirement in the present times. Nowadays India is witnessing the digital revolution and is gradually implementing changes to make society cashless. India’s economy is taking full advantage of digitization in a variety of disciplines and industries. In today’s digital age, cybercrime affects all of us directly or indirectly because as individuals and companies, we all have information that is worth something to cyber criminals. We are living in an increasingly digital world and it is very important that we educate ourselves about cyber security. Raising awareness of possible cyber threats/ scenarios and encouraging good cyber habits is one of the best ways to maintain a sustainable strengthened security posture.
Shri Sushil Kumar Sir started his lecture by presenting current Cyber Security statistics and facts. In his session, he discussed about the different types of Cyber Crime. He explained a number of topics that comes under the umbrella of Cyber Security issues. He talked about Social Media related crimes like Fake Profile, Cyber Stalking, Cyber Pornography, Email Spoofing, Phishing/Vishing etc. He also shared his views about Job fraud, Loan Fraud, Cracking, the Dark Web, Deep web etc. Apart from this, he also shared a number of Cyber Security tips. Especially he suggested to always keep strong passwords for both wireless and broadband router, hide personal information, beware of revenge pornography, beware of Wi-Fi hacking etc. He also shared safety tips for kids. He introduced about the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal from where we can file our complaints.
At last there was a question-answer session in which the students actively participated. They asked questions from different areas of cyber-crimes and Shri Sushil Kumar Sir answered all their queries satisfactorily.
Ms. Poonam Abhraham Lakra, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Applications (MCA) proposed the Vote of Thanks to all dignitaries for their valuable guidance, all the organizing committee members for their efforts and to all participants for being good audience. The session was very fruitful and insightful for all the students and teachers attending the webinar.