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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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