[ISN] aeCERT initiative for students stresses precautionary steps to deal with e-risks

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 00:46:56 -0500 (CDT)

By a staff reporter
The Gulf Today
May 03, 2012

SHARJAH: In line with the objectives of the Telecommunications 
Regulatory Authority (TRA) to spread awareness about the Information and 
Communications Technology (ICT) sector, the UAE Computer Emergency 
Response Team (aeCERT), a TRA initiative, organised two workshops in 
Sharjah University and Al Thait Girls School in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK).

The workshops aim to reach out to students by informing them about 
e-risks and ways to avoid them.

Presented by Eng. Eman Al Awadhi, network security engineer at aeCERT, 
the two workshops offered easy-to-understand information about modern 
communications means, including the Internet, risks associated with 
using these means, the methods through which hackers target user 
accounts to steal and misuse data, and ways to prevent such attacks.

The workshop at Sharjah University held in April included a discussion 
on the risks associated with e-mails, passwords theft, and how to choose 
passwords that are hard to guess by hackers. The presentations also 
discussed phishing, a cyber-threat in which attackers pretend to be 
someone or some entity known to the user and then attempt to obtain 
information that they can misuse. How spam e-mails are used to spread 
viruses was also discussed.


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