“If you think technology can solve all your security problems, then you don’t understand the problem and you don’t understand technology.”
- Bruce Schneier
On Friday, 27 December 2019, Sri Venkateshwar International School, Dwarka, organized a series of enlightening and interactive workshops on cyber security in three sessions. The morning session was solely for students of classes IX-XI followed by the afternoon sessions for classes VII - IX students, parents and SVIS staff.
The experts were Cyber Safety Guru Mr Rakshit Tandon and Mr Atul Khosla, Pro VC of Shoolini University, Solan, HP.
Mr Rakshit Tandon, the Cyber Security evangelist has an experience of more than a decade in security domain and is the Member Advisory to National Cyber Safety and Security Standards. With a number of accolades to his credit, Mr Tandon is increasingly becoming popular with the children with his keenness to educate them on cyber security.
In a very interesting session with the Venkateshwarites, he stressed upon the measures to be adopted while using the internet. Various myths about anonymity of users were broken. Gullibility of users was exposed. Essential safety measures to be adopted while working on the internet were highlighted. 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 also discussed various issues such as Identity Theft, Cyber Terrorism, Stalking, Cyber Bullying, Online Banking Frauds and Pornography. He advised everyone 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 the audience 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 sessions ended in more awareness about cyber crime and enhanced understanding of the need to exercise caution while using AI and technology.