Students should become ‘Cyber Security Ambassador’ – Cyber Experts

M.S.Naula | Ground Report

Maharashtra Cyber and Israel Consulate launch awareness initiative for cyber security.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) will change the technology sector tremendously with internet entering into each aspect of our life. This will lead to increase in cyber crimes also. Therefore, each one must remain alert to secure oneself in the cyber world. Students should become ‘Cyber Security Ambassadors’ to save them from cyber threats, urged the experts in cyber security field in a seminar on cyber security.

Israel Consulate, Nehru Science Centre, and Maharashtra Cyber jointly organized a special workshop for students on how to handle safely social media, internet and new technology and to create awareness amongst them regarding cyber crimes. Over 250 students
from various schools and colleges in Mumbai gathered at this workshop held at Nehru Science Centre.

Israel Counsel General Yakov Finkalston, Deputy Counsel General Nimrod Kalmar
and others were present on this
occasion. SP Maharashtra Cyber Sachin Pandkar, Cyber expert Ritesh Bhatia, Sonali Patankar of Responsible Netizen NGO, Prof Manoj Prabhakaran of IIT Mumbai participated in this seminar.

Cyber Security expert of Israel Menni Brazile talked to participating students through skype in this program. The first session was for school students of 14-16 age group while the second session was for college students. Mr Brazile informed them about happenings in cyber world and cyber security. He made them aware of the possible threats while using smart phones, internet and other technical instruments and how to safeguard sel by giving various examples and techniques.

SP Maharashtra Cyber Sachin Pandkar gave detail information of various measures taken in regard to cyber securit6y by Maharashtra Cyber. He said that Maharashtra Cyber is taking stern steps against cyber crimes. Direct complaints can be registered through the website regarding cases related to cyber crimes against children and women. Cognizance of complaints regarding phishing will be taken if they are made on anti-phishing website. All the facilities are provided at one place against cyber crimes.
Cyber Security expert and researcher Ritesh Bhatia and Responsible Netizen’s
founder Sonali Patankar also gave tips to students for using internet.

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The use of AI and IoT will be increasing henceforth in every field and this will lead to increasing use of internet in our life. This will endanger the privacy of the individual. Cyber thieves have also started using AI and therefore, it is necessary to create public awareness
against this misuse, opined the experts.

Students were explained the ill effects of online mistakes with the help of real life
examples. The experts urged them to use this technology with responsibility while giving them information about cyber law.
Special IG of Maharashtra Cyber Brijesh Singh said that students will now use the technology in a responsible manner and with confidence because of this joint initiative of Israel Consulate and Maharashtra Cyber. All should join hands to check the cyber crime in future.

Consul General Mr Finkalston said that the internet has threatened the privacy
of people. This calls for joining hands to fight with the menace of cyber world. He urged the students to become ‘smart chowkidar’ through proper use of internet using smart phone.
Maharashtra Cyber SP Balsingh Rajput said that we are making the young generation competent to deal with future problems through this program. This will lead to awareness about how to use technology with responsibility and it will be possible to check the online crimes.