WU holds training on network security, cyber-harassment

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Staff Reporter

The Women University (WU) Multan in collaboration with Riphah University (Islamabad) arranged a five-day training workshop on cyber network security and how to avoid online harassment especially females.

The training workshop on mitigating cyber threats held at Institute of Computer Science and Information Technology Department, which was attended by scores of students, faculty members and other staffers of the department.

The workshop was facilitated by European Union via Trans-Eurasia Information Network* Corporation Centre (TEIN*CC).

The objective of the workshop was to train women network engineers in field of network security, said Dr Sajjad, a trainer, and teacher at Riphah University, while talking to media persons here.

The trainer discussed different ways how could hackers breach personal or institutional data and use it in negative activities, especially women harassment.

Similarly, the students were imparted practical training on how to keep their personal data safe and secure from hackers.

A good number of citizens used social media in the country and so they should arrange their personal data in a manner that no one could breach their information and misuse it.

Dr Sajjad stated that coordinated efforts were needed to address challenge of cyber-bullying and online harassment of women.

The effects of cyberbullying are depression, isolation, illness, anger, feeling low self-esteem and ultimately suicide, thus safety advices were shared with the audiences in details, stated Sajjad.

Hackers could harm Banking Accounts, Telecom sector, Institutional Network, Computers, Mobile Networks, he said in response to a question.

To another query about guidelines for general people, another expert namely Arslaan Ali Khan suggested that the people should continuously change passwords. Similarly, they should not use common type of passwords. Security passwords should be unique, he suggested.

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