Last Friday, 30th July 2021 from 4pm to 5pm, another segment of the Work Different series took place, this time hosted by Mr.Harichandran and Mr.Imthiyaz of Brickfields Asia College. The hosts of the webinar took a deep dive into the top 10 cyber security tips of today.
At the start of the webinar, Mr.Hari took the liberty of providing the participants with some statistics. According to the cyber security in Asia, in light of the multiple lockdowns and the restricted movement orders in Malaysia, cybercrime has shot up by a striking 82.54% leading with fraud as the prime occurrence. The Malaysian police have also added to these statistics, stating that cybercrime in Malaysia has surpassed drug trafficking because it is a more lucrative business. These statistics provided a hook and informed the participants on the importance of cybersecurity.
What is Cybersecurity?
Cybersecurity is a very broad subject but can be loosely defined as the field concerned with protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of both information and information systems. It relates to security and safety:
- Security: We must protect our computers and data in the same way that we secure the doors to our homes.
- Safety: We must behave in ways that protect us against risks and threats that come with technology.
“The security of a system is only as good as its weakest link. If even one person does not pay attention to security, the security of the whole system is compromised.”
Top 10 Cybersecurity Tips
- Data awareness
- Remember the 10% – 90% rule
- Avoid being a victim
- Know the different types of cybercrimes
- Protecting data
- Computer security
- Strong passwords
- Be wary of emails
- Secure websites
- Be aware of and notice vulnerabilities
Mr.Hari spent the hour thoroughly going through each tip and ensuring that all bases were covered. A brief Q&A session was held towards the end. Through the wide range of well thought out questions the participants asked, it was clear that they were engaged and curious. The webinar was not only informative and interesting, but also provided very useful tips that can be adapted into one’s daily routine to avoid becoming a victim of cybercrime.