IEEE AIUB Student Branch WIE Affinity Group successfully organized a webinar titled “The Importance of Information Security in Today’s Technology”. The webinar was hosted on the online platform Google Meets. The event mainly focused on cyber security threats and concern and the approach to mitigate the threats. The webinar was inaugurated by Ms. Tasnuva Tasneem, Motivator & WIE Coordinator, IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB. She expressed her gratitude towards the speaker, the participants, and the organizing committee.

After that, the speaker of the webinar, Dr. Abu Sayed Md. Mostafizur Rahaman, Professor, Department of CSE, Jahangirnagar University, took the platform. He talked about the evolution and advantages of the cybersecurity sector. He explained the motives behind cyber-crime and talked about different types of hackers. He also pointed out the differences in activities of these hackers and showed ten common types of cyber-attacks. He talked about the necessary procedures to avoid phishing, a method by which hackers get access into our computers and personal data. He also talked about the safety features like antivirus, firewall, maintaining backup etc. as security measures against cyber-crime. Afterwards, Dr. Rahaman talked about how to become an expert in the field of cyber security and emphasized on having solid knowledge in IT and Networking Fundamentals. He then explained the activities of different professionals like, Penetration Tester, IT Security Engineer, Security and System Administrator, Security Architect, IT Security Consultant and Forensic Computer Analyst. Afterwards, he talked about the importance of a strong password and 2 factor authentications. Near the end of his speech, the speaker mentioned other categories of hacking like antivirus, malware, and unreliable employees.  After that, there was a question-answer session where the speaker answered the questions asked by the participants.

The closing speech was delivered by Dr. Mohammad Hasan Imam, Counselor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Advisor, IEEE EMBS AIUB SB Chapter; Senior Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB, who thanked the speaker for his valuable time and the participants for their participation in this webinar. He also thanked the organizing committee for organizing this successful event.

 

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