Computer Association of Nepal (CAN) Makawanpur has been conducting Cyber Security Awareness Program in Hetauda, Makawanpur in coordination with CAN Cyber Security Task Force. The campaign is mostly aimed at government and community schools with students who have been users of digital equipment but are unaware of related threats and security issues. Under this program, awareness sessions will be conducted at seven schools around Hetauda targeting secondary and high school students by the end of the program. “It is an opportunity to conduct a series of sessions in Hetauda. We will always be willing to coordinate interaction and informative programs.”, says ShyamKal Shrestha, member of CAN Federation Central Committee.
Volunteers from CAN CyberSecurity Task Force are facilitating the awareness program with a great enthusiasm. “We are very excited at the will of students to know about Cyber Security”, says Alina Devkota, one of the CyberSecurity Task Force Volunteer in the campaign. Spandan Pyakurel, another trainer who is also a resident of Hetauda says that she feels great to spread awareness to the junior student of her own hometown.
CAN CyberSecurity Task Force is a volunteer group led by Dr Abhijeet Gupta and supported by cybersecurity professional and experts that operates from Kathmandu under CAN Central Committee. It is visionary toward being an active and roleplaying entity in cybersecurity awareness around the country. A series of awareness program has already been conducted in different schools of Kathmandu valley by CAN CyberSecurity Task Force.
“CyberSecurity issues can lead to massive loss and should be treated no less than a disaster. We should always be prepared and aware in each footstep we take while using technologies. I am sure these campaigns are a good way to aware the community.”, says Sushant Gautam who is very hopeful at cybersecurity awareness events and is proud of his contribution as one of the facilitators of the awareness program.
Cybersecurity is the protection of Internet-connected systems, including hardware, software and data, from cyber attacks. In a computing context, security comprises cybersecurity and physical security — both are used by enterprises to protect against unauthorized access to data centres and other computerized systems. Information security, which is designed to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data, is a subset of cybersecurity.
CyberSecurity has been a burning issue nationwide because of increasing crime through the internet and social networks. Lack of awareness related to cybercrime and laws among the internet users is one of the key reasons for cybercrime. CAN CyberSecurity Task Force will be conducting more programs and seminars in the future to raise awareness in the community.