Shopian: Commemorating Cyber Security Day, IM-Govt. Degree College Shopian organized a one day workshop on Cyber Appropriate Behaviour (CAB) on 19th May, 2022 in the Conference Hall.
The event was adorned by enthusiastic audiences from the faculty and students. Welcoming the guests, Principal, Prof. Bashir Ahmad Dar exemplified the significance of cyber security and the appropriate behavior one needs to exhibit in the cyberspace.
His elucidation of the theme of seminar and the efforts of the college administration to organize such events received applause from the audiences. “Financial risk management in the cyberspace should be given highest emphasis amidst the growing number of hacking incidents being reported in the country,” he advised.
The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Nisar Iqbal, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering and Technology, Safapora Ganderbal. The expert lucidly deliberated on the theme of the workshop by narrating real life incidents in the cyber space. Quoting Mr, John T. Chambers, that there are two types of companies, those that have been hacked, and those who don’t know they have been hacked, the expert alerted the audiences about vulnerabilities in the cyber world.
Without sounding alarmist, the expert remarked that cyberspace has complete disrespect for jurisdictional boundaries. A person in India could break into a bank’s electronic vault hosted on a computer in another country and transfer millions of rupees within minutes. All he would need is a laptop computer and a cell phone. Dr. Iqbal classified the types of cyber crimes that are predominant in social media spaces and the means to safeguard against them. He explained, in particular, the menaces like trolling, stalking, key logging, harassment and pornography.
He also touched upon the theme of ethical hacking and its utility for the victims of cyber crimes besides how a student can take a course in cyber security and can be a trouble shooter in solving the cyber crimes.
The concluding remarks were given by Prof. Shahnawaz Khanday, Convenor Debates and Seminars Committee who related the construct of Risk Society with risks emanating from cyberspace.
He expounded that Risk Society is the probability of physical harm due to given technological or other processes. The session was moderated by Dr. Aashiq Hussain Lone.