Teacher workshop on Cyber Security

Posted by on May 29, 2019 in School News | Comments Off

“Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity – not a threat”

Nowadays, information and communication technologies are ubiquitous. This is due to the expeditious growth of technology. However, the above statement still remains an illusion for the field which is rapidly progressing. Although, technical development has offered various opportunities and improved daily lives but it has also produced new and serious threats, known as Cyber Crime.

Even though there is an excessive use of technology, the prevailing knowledge regarding the crimes occurring in Cyberspace is inadequate. In order to understand the various concerns and challenges related to Cyber Crime and how to protect oneself from becoming a victim, a lecture on Cyber Security by Mr.Rakshit Tandon (Consultant –Internet & Mobile Association of India & Advisor – Cyber Complaint Redressal Cell, U.P. Police Agra) was held at the American Centre on 15 May, 2019. Ms.Simranjeet Kaur of The Indian School Computer Science Department attended the session named ‘Cybersurakshit’.

Mr Tandon commenced the session with an introduction and subsequently explained the impact of technology on adults and children. He shared his experiences and briefed the participants about the trend of crimes he had observed and analysed during the cases he had investigated. He explained various terms such as Data Tampering, Spoofing, Phishing, Hacking, UPI and VOIP. Through presentation and Case Studies, he discussed the heinous crimes related to Cyberspace.

Mr Tandon discussed various issues such as Identity Theft, Cyber Terrorism, Stalking, Cyber Bullying, Online Banking Frauds and Pornography. He advised us to use Two Step Security, keep correct settings on the web as well as applications and a safe usage of Debit and Credit Cards .Mr.Tandon not only guided us on how to be secure while being online but also talked about the penalty and punishment one has to bear for committing Cyber Crimes under the Indian Cyber Law.

It is a well known fact that prevention is always better than cure. The session created awareness (and alarm) for the audience for the need to exercise caution while using technology. Overall, it was an interesting and informative session.

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