With successful programs at different colleges and schools including rehabilitation center, on June 26, 2016; CSI Nepal team has organized their awareness campaign at IT enabled college, Lokanthali, Bhaktapur. The awareness was a successful event with all the participants Samriddhi studying information and technology. Samriddhi College itself is one of the top ranked IT Colleges in the nation. Samriddhi College was established 3years earlier and is the first CSIT College in Bhaktapur with BCSIT and BBS.
The program was sponsored by Mr. Prem Bhandari – Civil Engineer / CEO of AMA Engineering, Virginia USA and Mr. Anil Pandey – CEO of www.motherlandnepal.org, Honorary PRR of NTB, California USA.
The cyber security team members-Mr. Laxman Bhattarai, Mr. Chiranjibi Adhikari and Mr. Bikram Khadka presented in the program, where Mr. Laxman Bhattarai started off the presentation showing the basic introduction about websites and web security of both internal and public websites. Mr. Bhattarai said, We need to upgrade the security concerns with the increasing use of technology in Nepal. Server security is the most and important matter to have knowledge about for more security and safety while accessing our work via internet. He even talked about the security threats like SQL Injection which is mostly used technique in Nepal for web-hacking, DDOS attack and Spamming.
Mr. Chiranjibi Adhikari also presented about the cyber security stating awareness and education as the first line of defense. He said, with evolution of viruses are also evolving. Cyber threat is high in developed countries with high use of internet so gaining knowledge and learning the ways to protect ourselves from cyber-crime is must. CSI Team is here to do awake our nation’s people so that they can be aware and face the challenges cyber-crime may bring in the future.
In the program the presenter also stated about the condition of Nepal in terms of cyber-crime where 70% websites in Nepal are open to hacking threats. To avoid these crimes everyone must have a unique and strong password combination for each account they have been using and not to have similar passwords for every account. The technique of phishing content like malware and bad-ware were also discussed including how keeping our data backup and file storage to prevent it from viruses. Also about the major problems in social media security and the ways to overcome it.
The principal of Samriddhi College, Mr. Sandeep Shrestha thanked all the team members of CSI Nepal for their help and awareness which really is one of the important matters to be learned about especially for the IT students. He said, this campaign will surely help our IT students because they have been studying about cyber-crimes but the awareness camp with practical illustrations and real life experiences of victims will encourage them to get involve in finding solutions for cyber-threats.