The main objective of this event is to bring together international and local IT and security professionals to share their experiences, acquire knowledge and gain an understanding to safeguard their organization’s most valuable asset-information.
On this occasion CERT is organising the following activity:
1) A full day Cybersecurity conference on IoT Security with the participation of high profile local and international resource persons and interactive panel discussions on the 30th November 2016
During the full day Cyber Security Conference, distinguished speakers from Mauritius and abroad have been invited to discuss the current challenges and future opportunities in IoT security. The range of topics that will be covered will allow the participants to:
Acquire knowledge and to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies on the field of Information Security.
Gain an understanding to better safeguard their most valuable information asset.
Opportunities to engage with speakers and other attendees during the event.
Computer Security Day began in 1988, around the time that computers were becoming commonplace, even if they were yet to become ubiquitous in homes. The 1980s saw not only increased usage of computers, especially in business and government, and the internet was in its early stages.
While hacking and viruses have virtually been around since the early days of modern computing, evolving and increasingly sophisticated technologies began to see more applications, and therefore more security risks due to the simple fact that more data was at risk as computers found their way into banks, government offices, and businesses.
More important data stored on computers and servers meant more valuable information for hackers, and this meant higher profile cases of security breaches. As such, online security became an important concern by the end of the decade, and so Computer Security Day was created to raise awareness about computer security.
The most obvious way to celebrate Computer Security day would be to focus on ensuring that your computer, your devices, and the data you have in the cloud are all secure. One very important thing to do for your online security is to have strong passwords and keep them updated regularly, as this reduces the chances of your personal data falling into the wrong hands. If you aren’t the sort of person who’s good at coming up with strong passwords (and let’s be honest, some of us aren’t), then there are a number of password managers which you can choose from to generate random passwords and also save them so you don’t have to remember.
One strategy is to mix upper and lowercase letters with symbols, as this can be harder to guess and also difficult to hack – and passwords increase in difficulty the longer they are. Surprisingly, it doesn’t seem that everyone would think to do this, because “123456” and “password” have remained the two most popular passwords for years now. And don’t use the same password over and over for every online account you have – this ensures that if someone manages to get into one of your accounts, then they can access all of your accounts. Bad idea. So make strong passwords, don’t recycle them, and update them regularly.