The Institute of Engineering and Management (IEM) in collaboration with IEMLabs, supported by Cyber Security Centre of Excellence, West Bengal, organised a seminar at IEM, Kolkata, on November 7 on Cyber Awareness and Cyber Hygiene for students to commemorate Cyber Security Awareness Month.
More than 350 students participated.
Satyajit Chakrabarti, director, IEM Kolkata; Sanjay Kumar Das, joint secretary, Department of Information Technology & Electronics, Government West Bengal; Bidit Mondal, deputy superintendent of police, Police Directorate, West Bengal Police; Nirupam Chaudhuri, regional director – east, NASSCOM, and Hrithik Lall, chief technical officer, IEMLabs, addressed the seminar.
(L-R) Bidit Mondal, Satyajit Chakrabarti and Sanjay Kumar Das at the event
“Cybercrime has increased manifold with the amplified use of technology and subsequent expansion of cyber space in various ways. To counter this menace and have an exchange of ideas, we are extremely honoured to collaborate with Cyber Security Centre of Excellence, West Bengal Police & NASSCOM in organising this seminar. The main motto of this seminar is to raise awareness about cyber-crime and cyber hygiene among students,” said Satyajit Chakrabarti, director, IEM Kolkata.
Owing to the surge in cyber-crimes, there is an immediate need to sort this out by adopting a strategy of cyber hygiene by everyone, particularly by students, which includes prevention by inculcating the habit of taking basic care of ICT devices at regular intervals,” said Hrithik Lall, chief technical officer, IEMLabs.
The seminar focused on creating awareness among students on the safety and security issues to ensure that they aren’t cyber bullied. Students were warned against taking loans from fraudulent apps which aren’t registered with RBI. The adverse effects of using unsecure websites for downloading games or cracked software were also highlighted. Students were also told not to click on promotional mails, texts or links forwarded by unknown.
Babul Supriyo, minister- in-charge, department of Information Technology and Electronics, Government of West Bengal, felicitated meritorious students of IEM for their exemplary work in the field of cyber security.
Sanjay Kumar Das, joint secretary, Department of Information Technology and Electronics, government of West Bengal hosted a quiz contest among students on Cyber Awareness.