Students learn Internet safety tips at cyber security awareness talk

|     Daniel Lim     |

THE proliferation of technology has corresponded to an increasing number of people being insecure about their data security.

Establishing data security is thus a top priority for individuals reliant on technology and the Internet.

This was highlighted to 19 Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) students who attended a cyber security awareness talk held at the Core Studies Section of the IBTE Sultan Bolkiah Campus (SBC) on Wednesday.

Organised by the Core Studies Section, the talk was an initiative by the campus to help students learn about better security techniques when using technology.

Facilitating the talk was Pengiran Farid Zulhusni bin Pengiran Aziz from Brunei Computer Emergency Response Team (BruCERT).

The speaker is also an Operation Manager at ITPSS Sdn Bhd and a Certified Information Security Awareness Manager (CISAM).

“Students need to create strong passwords when using technology or going online, and maintain a different one for each account used,” he said, while also highlighting the permanency of content they post online, especially on social media accounts.

He added, “Students may not be thinking about college admissions and employment applications today, but social media activity is a checklist item for many recruiters.

“Being aware on this issue early can help potentially save complications down the road.”

Pengiran Farid Zulhusni had previously facilitated several cyber security awareness programmes at government agencies, private and public sector organisations, as well as universities and schools.

BruCERT was established in May 2004 and has since become the most trusted one-stop referral agency for computer-related security incidents in Brunei Darussalam.

IBTE students with presenters in a group photo at the end of the talk. – IBTE SBC