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Cyber Security

12 June 2021

Resource Person: Ms Sameeksha Makhijani, Sr Consultant Cyber Security, Infosys, Pune

Ms. Sameekasha, started her session with cybercrime and threats while using internet, smartphones, social media, and online meetings. She enlightened students about the latest cyber threats —

● Cloud vulnerability – enterprises are leveraging cloud applications and storing sensitive data related to their employees and business operations on the cloud.
● AI-Enhanced Cyberthreats, AI Fuzzing
● Smart Contract Hacking
● Social engineering attacks like phishing have always been used by attackers to trick victims into surrendering sensitive information like login details and credit card information.
● Deepfake- is a fake video or audio recording that cybercriminals use for illicit purposes.
● Handing over the keys to the kingdom in terms of personal information, OTP, UPI payment, posting your activities on social media, etc.

She cautioned students against the above crimes and urged everyone to increase their level of awareness and education. She stated that one must never click on the links in the unknown messages, unknown offer link, responding to unknown mails with your personal details.
Her nuggets of wisdom:

● Educate yourself on the importance of data protection and security protocols. Focus on cyber security awareness.
● Create a unique and strong password combination and complement it with two-factor authentication to access the system.
● Invest in cybersecurity tools like antivirus software, firewall, and other privacy tools to automatically scan threats. Install and update your antivirus software.

Cyber Security
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