post graduate govt college for girls, sec-11, chandigarh

20th Jan, 2017One Day Capacity Building Workshop for Students and Teachers on “Digital Economy and Cyber Security”

20-01-2017: Department of Computer Applications of PGGCG-11, Chandigarh organised One Day Capacity Building Workshop for Students and Teachers on “Digital Economy and Cyber Security” under the aegis of State Higher Education Council (RUSA)Chandigarh.  Dr. Rama Arora Dean of the college presided over the workshop and Mr. Kanwar Iqbal, Vice-Principal was the Guest of Honour.

In the first session Prof.Pardeep Singh Walia, HoD Department of Computer Applications was the resource person. In his presentation Prof.Walia, briefed the students and staff about the great initiative VITTIYA SAKSHARTA ABHIYAN (VISAKA) by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. VISAKA is Campaign by Higher educational institutions for digital economy. He gave training on Digital Modes of Payment. The students were motivated to register on the VISAKA website as volunteers and train atleast ten households in digital modes of payment.

In the next session Dr. Saurabh Kaushal, Deptt.of Computer Science & Engineering, NITTTR, Chandigarh, was the Resource Person. He is one of 535 Cyber Security Experts in the country. In his presentation he talked about Cyber Security: Cyber Crimes & Prevention, ATM Frauds & Prevention and DDoS attacks. He gave insight into various vulnerabilities in using Credit/Debit cards and suggested various precautions in keeping the Debit Card/Credit Card Secured.

He also educated the students and staff in keeping the mobiles secured by installing only the essential applications. He discussed case studies of Social Media crimes and educated the participants in preventing and reporting such crimes.His sessions were very informative, interactive and highly appreciated by the participants.

The workshop ended with the vote of thanks.

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