Friday, July 15, 2011

Cyberwellness Talks conducted by Singapore Polytechnic

14 Jul 2011. Cyberwellness Talks conducted by Singapore Polytechnic's School of Digital Media & Infocomm Technology (DMIT) students.

To safeguard students from the dangers of the cyberspace and also to prepare students for the National Infocomm Clubs Awards (NICA), Singapore Polytechnic, School of Digital Media & Infocomm Technology (DMIT) is partnering IDA to conduct Cyberwellness Talks to secondary school students

The objective of the talks is to heighten awareness of the very real dangers of the Internet. Cyberwellness is a pressing issue these days as evident in the numerous reports on internet crimes, social media exploitation, privacy violation, internet addiction, identity theft, cyberbullying, malicious softwares and so on.

Over the past 12 months, the team from SP gave 15 talks in 10 schools during school assembly, covering topics like cyber-bullying, internet addiction, social engineering and wireless security with 'live' demo. Responses from the schools to the talks given are very positive and encouraging.

Currently the team comprises mostly of Year 3 and Year 2 students from the Diploma in Infocomm Security Management. They are enthusiastic about sharing the skills and knowledge that they learn in their course to make the society more secure.

- Social Engineering Attacks  (20 mins)
· Danger of social media
· Examples of how cybercriminals take advantage of the unsuspecting users
· Show specific examples of common vulnerabilities that users expose themselves to on Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare.
· Preventive Measures users can take to safeguard themselves.

Cyber-Bullying (20 mins)
· What is Cyberbullying ?
· What motivates the bullies?
· Effects on the victims
· How to deal with cyberbullying

Internet Addiction (20 mins)
· What is Internet Addiction?
· Who gets addicted to the Internet? Why?
· How do you know if you’re addicted?
· So what if I’m addicted?
· How to save myself from it!

Wireless Security (30 mins)
· Understand Wi-Fi and their threats
· Analyze Wi-Fi misuse cases in SG
· See ‘live’ Wi-Fi hacking demo
· Learn to protecting yourself

Schools who are interested to find out more and wish to contact SP to arrange for a talk at your school, please feel free to contact Mr Ho Chee Meng, CheeMeng@sp.edu.sg.

Source: IDA Infocomm Talent Portal

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