Cyber Security awareness at St. Xavier’s College – This campaign which is steadily taking its pace has been the conceptual work of Dr. Ramhari Subedi, CEO of CSI Nepal.
Keeping up with its ambition to spread awareness on Cyber security CSI Nepal successfully concluded its session on 29th June, 2016, at St. Xavier’s College, Maitighar.
Mr. Chiranjibi Adhikari conducted the program where other members of the CSI team Mr. Bikram Khadka, Miss. Shudeeksha Shrestha, Ms. Manisha Ranabhat and Miss. Kasturi Raj were also present on the 17th Cyber-security Awareness Campaign.
Cyber security is a very delicate issue and the threats in the cyber space are real. Focusing on this reality Mr. Adhikari started the session with some data on cyber security in the context of both Nepal as well as other countries where internet access has become one of the main-streams. Similarly, he shared videos on true incidents retrieved from Nepal Police, Crime Branch. During this he urged the present audience to take this threat seriously and started equipping oneself with necessary methods to stay secured. He gave some useful tips to safeguard ourselves in the Internet and secure our PCs from cyber-attacks.
Mr. Dikshe Thapa a student at St. Xavier’s shared his experience of almost being a victim of cyber crime.
His case was similar to the one initially shared by Mr. Adhikari. It was some sort of lottery scam through the email where he was asked to send money in order to get the money he supposedly won. He also highlighted the need to be extremely carefully while using the Internet as we may not know who we may come across. He even mentioned the lack in regulations for cyber-crime in Nepal and asked CSI Team to help the victim to come up with this serious matter which they have faced.
Miss. Bala Dahal also shared her view on the threats present in the cyber-space. She deemed the knowledge level especially in the youths who are the major users of the internet, as the crucial factor in occurrence of cyber crime. Most of these cases arise due to low level of awareness so she praised the efforts of CSI Nepal team for operating such campaign.
Many youths are getting in trouble while using mails, face book and other social sites but they are unaware about its precautions because there are no any other medium who can teach them, aware them about this subject practically. The students appreciated the presence of CSI Team and the college itself wants CSI Team to have another round of event for their other faculty of students.