Data Leaks Rise in Nepal

April 16, 2020, Kathmandu

A webinar on ‘Data Breach Rise in Nepal’ was organized successfully today. Information Security Response Team Nepal (NPCERT) and Center for Cyber Security and Research Innovation (CSRI) jointly organized a webinar on ‘Data Breach Rise in Nepal’ in association with Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Nepal Chapter, Pentester Nepal Community, One Cover, and Cynical Technologies. 

The speakers of the event were Naresh Lamgade, Nabin KC, Subha Kayastha, and Vivek S. Rana while the webinar was moderated by Chiranjibi Adhikari. All the speakers are actively working for the cybersecurity of Nepal. Naresh Lamgade is the founder of Cynical Technology Pvt. Ltd, Nabin KC is the Leader of OWASP Nepal Chapter, Subha Kayastha is the co-founder of Body and Data whereas Vivek S. Rana is the Principle Consultant at InfoAssure. Similarly, the Moderator of the event, Chiranjibi Adhikari is the Executive Director at One Cover Pvt. Ltd.

In the webinar, participants accused the government institutions of not keeping the citizen’s privacy. As an example, one of the participants accused Transport Department of publishing the citizen’s data along with Driving License number, date of birth and other private details publicly.

Speakers answered the questions of participants. They discussed the trend of cybersecurity in Nepal, data breach, its consequences and the possible ways of minimizing the number of data breaches in the country. The speakers also told about the ways to reduce the consequences of a data breach for a general person. They even informed about the trend of data security in foreign countries. They showed the necessities of separate laws for cybersecurity in Nepal.

The program was ended by concluding such events should be taken seriously and should be able to make a change in the field of cybersecurity.

Around 100 people attended the webinar in Zoom and the event was live-streamed by the official Facebook page of TechPatro. You can watch the recorded version of the webinar on the official youtube channel of ICT Frame.


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