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IIT (ISM) offers cyber security tips to social media users

‘We should be very cautious while sharing any personal information on social media and should welcome requests from known people’
IIT (ISM) Dhanbad on Wednesday.
IIT (ISM) Dhanbad on Wednesday.
Gautam Dey

Praduman Choubey   |   Dhanbad   |   Published 06.10.21, 09:00 PM

The exponential increase of internet users on social India platforms in India and rapidly evolving technologies is making new challenges surface other than aggravating the existing problems of cybercrime.

In view of pressing need to increase cyber hygiene to prevent cybercrimes by inculcating habits of protecting oneself from such crimes, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad has launched a series of awareness programme. A lecture series on the first Wednesday of every month has been scheduled. The first lecture was conducted by Ajay Kumar, a cyber-security and IT risk management leader, today.


Speaking during the occasion, Kumar said, “There is a popular adage that ‘Prevention is better than cure’. With the exponential increase in the number of internet users on social media platforms in India, it is warranted that we use technology cautiously.”

He added, “We should be very cautious while sharing any personal information on social media and also selectively welcome only request from people we know personally and never accept the friendship request of a stranger etc.”

Kumar who conducted the programme online also tipped the participants of the lecture to frequently change the password of social media accounts and also advised to close down the old and unused accounts.

“We should always check the privacy setting of our social media account and ensure that we only share information within out network,” said Kumar. He added that regular checking helps to prevent the security caused due to inadvertent change in the setting.

Kumar also advised to select longer passwords to make it difficult for tracking and further advised users from the same password for various social media platform accounts.

IIT (ISM) signed has an MoU with Oges Solutions Pvt Ltd, a leading Artificial Intelligence/Machine learning based service provider.

This MOU will help IIT(ISM) in getting AI/ML expertise in projects to meet Govt of India initiative to apply leading technologies in upstream and will also expose its experts to industry problems on Oges's Knowledge Acquisition platform

“Oges has offices in Singapore and Gurgaon(India) and is an expert in providing digital solutions to Indian companies like ONGC and Cairn (Vedanta) and to E&P companies in Oman” said Deputy Director of IIT (ISM) Shalivahan who signed the MoU on Behalf of IIT (ISM).

Oges has multiple AI based solutions and offers its expertise in implementing the latest digital technologies to Indian E&P companies since 2015.

The MoU on behalf of Oges Solutions Pvt Ltd was signed by its Chief Executive Officer, Saurabh Srivastav.

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