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AITI kicks off Cyber Security awareness campaign
08/11/2013
 
Cyber Security Awareness Week 2013 was officially launched today by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Haji Abdullah bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar, Minister of Communications, at the Mahligai Hall, Airport Mall, Jalan Berakas.   The event is organized by the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) in collaboration with E-Government National Centre (EGNC) and IT Protective Security Services (ITPSS) as the national Computer Emergency Response Team (BruCERT).  
 
Today’s event is held in conjunction with APEC Telecommunications’ Cyber Security Awareness Day which is celebrated annually on 29th October. Brunei Darussalam, as one of the members of ASEAN and Japan Government Network Security, is also joining other member countries to hold this initiative which is aimed to increase the awareness of online safety and security issues among Internet users in the country. 
 
The theme of the event is “Promoting Cybersecurity & Effective Use of Social Media”.   One of its main objectives is to raise awareness on cyber safety and security, and promote standards of appropriate behaviour especially when using the social media platforms.    
 
The highlight of the launching event saw a series of talks on cyber security and social media related topics presented by the following speakers:
 
  1. “Promoting Cyber Security & Effective Use of the Social Media in Malaysian Perspectives” by Puan Eneng Faridah, Senior Director, Outreach & Engagement Division, Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commissions (MCMC)
  2. “Content Regulation and Social Media Issues in Brunei Darussalam” by Hj Hairul Md Daud Hj Abd Karim, Assistant Chief Executive, Broadcasting & Multimedia, AITI as the Secretariat of Content Advisory Council (CAC)
  3. "Internet-Facilitated Crimes Against Children” by ASP Mariyani Hj Abd Wahab, Head of The Women and Children Abuse Investigation Unit, Criminal Investigation Department, Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF)
 
The guest of honour then toured the exhibition booths at the Atrium Hall and officially launched www.SecureVerifyConnect.info, an internet safety awareness website which is one the latest campaign initiated by ITPSS/BruCERT. The website is to educate kids, teens and adults, covering numerous cyber issues including internet addiction, online predators and keeping children safe online. The website also includes some educational videos, games and highlights of the latest BruCERT awareness activities. A section for e-learning initially targeted at Civil Servants together with online survey is also available. 
 
There will be cyber security talks by various agencies scheduled to take place on Saturday, 9th November 2013. The talks will cover the following topics:
 
9.45am                 Social Media and The Law” 
by DPP Norhafizah Ahmad, DPP Dk Didi-Nuraza Pg Hj Abdul Latiff & DPP Dk Siti Nurul Fairuz Pg Rosli, Counsel & Deputy Public Prosecutors, Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC)
10.00am               Internet Facilitated Crimes against Children”
by ASP Mariyani Hj Abd Wahab, Head of The Women and Children Abuse Investigation Unit, Criminal Investigation Department, Royal Brunei Police Force
                       
10.30am               Do’s and Don’ts on Social Media”
by Hjh Pasah Binti Hj Ahmad, Education Officer / Head of Secondary Services, Counseling and Career Section, Department of Schools, Ministry of Education (MOE)
                               
10.45am               “Social Media: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”                           
by Hj Mas Zuraime Hj Abd Hamid, Head of BruCERT
                               
11.00am              Cabaran dan usaha-usaha dalam mengawal dan menangani isu media sosial dari perspektif Pusat Dakwah Islamiah Brunei Darussalam”
by Ustaz Haji Azman bin Haji Musa, Religious Officer, Department of Islamic Affairs (JHES)                            
 
The cyber security talks are free of charge and open to members of the public. However, seats are limited and is on a first-come-first-served basis.
 
Besides the scheduled cyber security talks, there is also an exhibition showcasing ICT related services and security solutions by various vendors as well as an exciting line up of games and interactive activities throughout the day during the whole event.