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Cybersecurity Awareness talks to safeguard the young generations
26/06/2014

26 June 2014 – The Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) kicked off its annual Cyber Security Awareness Seminar at the Sekolah Menengah Berakas today.  About 200 attendees consisting of year 10 students and teachers attended the talk which was held in the school’s main hall. This seminar is a significant collaboration between AITI, Department of Schools under the Ministry of Education, Attorney General Chambers (AGC), Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) and Brunei Computer Emergency Response Team (BruCERT).

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The seminar started with an opening remark by Awang Haji Zailani bin Haji Abdul Malik, Senior Manager, Information Security Unit, AITI followed by an “Promoting Positive use Of Social Media” by Dayang Hasdinah binti Juini, AITI’s Assistant Manager in Broadcasting & Media.


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The talk continued with a topic on “Risks and Dangers of Social Networking” which was presented by DPP Dk Didi-Nuraza Pg Hj Latiff from the Attorney General Chambers (AGC). She highlighted the issues of sexual exploitation and online grooming, and further shared local cases which involved underage victims of rape and unlawful carnal knowledge where most of the victims met their abusers online through social network activities.


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The final presenter, Ak Mohd Farid Zulhusni Bin Pg Aziz from BruCERT, delivered his talk on “Brunei’s Computer Misuse Act and Social Networking” which covered issues on cyber bullying, identity theft, privacy settings, password management and incident reporting.


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AITI has initiated its series of cybersecurity awareness program since 2009, aiming largely at students of primary and secondary levels. In its fourth year now, AITI has successfully reached more than 7,500 secondary school students, 2,000 primary school pupils, 500 teachers and 600 parents.

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The main objective is to instill students on the importance of practicing safety, security and good ethics while engaging in online activities such as surfing the internet, social networking, information retrieval and e-commerce. It is one of the public awareness initiatives identified under the Child Online Protection (COP) National Strategy Framework for Brunei Darussalam.

This program will continue to other schools nationwide with a wider target to reach the parents and general public.

For more information, please visit www.aiti.gov.bn or email to info@aiti.gov.bn. If you have any queries on CAC, please contact at info.cac@aiti.gov.bn