Approach To Cyber Security Issues In Nepal, Kumar Pudasaini

CSI Nepal team at Khwopa Engineering College. CSI Nepal completed its 8th awareness program at Khwopa Engineering College, Bhaktapur which is one of the prominent engineering education institutions in Nepal. The present participants were students of computer engineering from the college. Er. Kumar Pudasaini and Mr. Chiranjibi Adhikari spoke on the issues, challenges and possible remedies for cybersecurity in Nepal.

Er. Kumar Pudasaini started the presentation with a small intro about IT evolution with the following explanation about development in capabilities of attackers to carry out complicated attacks with few knowledge and resources. Today the main threat of information breach is from internal stakeholders slightly from hackers or cyber terrorist so organizations must simultaneously improve their defenses against these threats and the general public increase their knowledge about possible cyber threats.

Continuing the presentation, Mr. Chiranjibi Adhikari spoke on topics such as malware, ransomware, network security and need for awareness programs like this. Since social media is the primary source of cybercrimes in Nepal, he highlighted the need to be aware of what should/should not be shared in it. One must be mindful of the possible consequences of ignoring these measures.

The participants were very excited to present in the session and requested to be part of this effort by CSI Nepal team to spread awareness across Nepal. Most of them stressed on the need to take this type of program to school level, rural area where these problems are high in frequency.

The awareness campaign was sponsored by Mr. Prem Bhandari – Civil Engineer /CEO of AMA Engineering, Virginia USA and Mr. Anil Pandey – CEO of Motherland Nepal Organization, Honorary PRR of NTB, California USA.