On 12th October 2022, in the month of Cyber Security Awareness, a seminar named “Cyber Security & Social Awareness Program 2022”, was conducted by Carrer Pro BD, a Training and Development organization in collaboration with the AIUB Computer Club. The event was titled “It’s Easy to Stay Safe Online”. The event partners were FOGG, Pepsi, GLOBAL VISION, DigiFix, Ahmed, and AIUB Computer Club. The media partners were BANGLA VISION, Kalbela, and SHADHIN 92.4 FM. The program’s objectives were learning more about Cyber Security, enlightening it regarding Cyber Security among the youth, clearing up confusion regarding Cyber Security, evaluating the importance of Cyber Security in modern world, and Bringing light to Cyber Security’s necessity. The host of the event was Anamika Biswas, an internal team member of Career Pro BD.
The event started with Ms. Biswas’s welcome address to the guests and the audience. The event was sectionized into several key sections. With the motto of fulfilling the objectives of the program three panellists Aklima Yeasmin, General Manager, HR & Administration, R-PAC International, Jahanara Akhter Shinu, HR Business Partner, Bestseller, and MD Fazle Farazee, Senior Manager (Head of HR), Corporate HR Department, Esquire Electronics Limited took the floor to educate the audience about the fundamentals of Cyber Security, the importance of it and the way of achieving the security. Ms. Yeasmin started her part by giving a brief overview of today’s world. She said that everything is going to be engulfed in the virtual world in near future. Then she talked about the importance of data management in business planning and continuity. Afterward, Ms. Shinu talked about the ratio of communication platform people use, and she addressed that 70% of the time people communicate through emails. She also gave some ideas about policy in cyberspace, the code of ethics, and data ethics. After that, Mr. Farazee uttered some valuable awareness policies of cyberspace. He talked about the relevance of maintaining password and never sharing it. Later, he gave a broad overview of data security, precautions against hacking, employee awareness, and 15 days basis data saving. Ms. Yeasmin articulated to stay away from using free Wi-Fi and third-party cyber security control applications and programs. Later, Ms. Shinu also advised the audience not to share CVs from CV banks. Their session of speech ended by the awareness quote of Ms. Shinu. She ended the session by saying “Stop, Think & Click”.
The host of the event, Ms. Biswas addressed the second session speakers and guests Touhidul Islam Khan Shoikot, Deputy Director at Bangladesh Bank, and Tanwita Ghosh, Consultant, Psychotherapy & Counselling, Bangladesh Psychiatric Care Ltd (BPCL). Mr. Shoikot evaluated the importance of cyber security in his lectures. He also talked about the legitimate process of having help in solving one’s cybersecurity-related issue. He talked about the necessities and tackling cybercrime. He introduced the audience how fast the cyber security concern is growing in modern world. The second speaker Ms. Ghosh conveyed the health awareness for both physical, mental health. She also talked about the relationship among biological, social, and psychological aspects which work as a stabilizer for mental health. During the sessions a small quiz contest was arranged and that made the event more engaging for the participants. The participants who became the winner were awarded with gift hampers. All the speakers welcomed questions from the participants and a good amount of response from the participant was perceived.
At the end of the seminar, Abhijit Bhowmik, Associate Professor and Special Asst., Office of Student Affairs, AIUB, talked about his view on cyber security awareness and its importance. Mr. Bhowmik thanked the organizers, media partners, and guests to make this awareness program happen. Later, he handed over some token of appreciations to the guests and organizers. Over 200 participants were present in the event and made the event successful. Eventually, the program ended with thanksgiving.