August 8, 2016 – 23rd cyber security awareness program at Davi Higher Secondary School, Birtamode Jhapa which is one of the prominent management school and college or famous collage In Jhapa district.
The present participants were students of computer science from the college. D.R Niraj Adhikari spoke on the issues, challenges and possible remedies for cyber security in Nepal.
D.R Niraj Adhakari started the presentation with a small intro about IT evolution with subsequent explanation about development in capabilities of attackers to carryout complicated attacks with few knowledge and resources. Today the main threat of information breach is from internal stakeholders rather from hackers or cyber terrorist so organizations must simultaneously improve their defenses against these threats and general public increase their knowledge about possible cyber threats.
Continuing the presentation D.R Adhikari spoke on topics such as malware, ransom ware, network security, Advantage and disadvantage of social network and need for awareness programs like this. Since, social media is the major source of cybercrimes in Nepal; he highlighted the need to be aware about what should/should not be share in it. One must be aware about the possible consequences about ignoring these measures. More than 50 students took participant in this program.
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 students were enthusiastic though out the program expressing their excitement of being a part of such a program . They were quite interaction in the program showing their agreement to various idea and knowledge shard by the experts.
The teacher of computer science in the collage and other teacher were also present in the program, terming it as a new, successful and vary effective session in informing students about cyber security. The collage administration also expressed willingness to organize a few more sessions from CSI Nepal in the near future, the participant student also express their happiness and give very warm thanks.