Thursday, 28 Jan 2021
Oman, represented by the Information Technology Authority (ITA), joins the rest of the world in celebrating the Safer Internet Day, which is marked on the firstTuesdayof February every year. More than 100 countries are celebrating this day. This year it is being celebrated under the theme ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: A Better Internet Starts with You’.

Oman marks Safer Internet Day right now

To mark this occasion, ITA, represented by Oman CERT, is organising an occasion at Muscat Grand Mall on Tuesday from 5-10pm. It will have a quantity of activities and workshops, targeting parents, adults and youngsters.

In addition, messages will be shared via ITA’s social media accounts below the hashtag #SID2018 to raise awareness on cybersecurity and market the culture of correct use of Internet amongst adults.

The campaign will also address the dangers for youngsters and youngsters and the greatest techniques to deal with them, as effectively as highlighting the legal elements in the use of Internet especially social media channels.

The Safer Internet Day (SID) has grow to be a landmark occasion in the on-line security calendar. It began as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004 and was taken up by the Insafe network as a single of its earliest actions in 2005.

From cyberbullying to social networking, each and every year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging on-line concerns and chooses a subject reflecting existing issues.

According to the 2017 Norton Cyber Security Insights Report, shoppers are confident they’re protected on-line, but hackers have confirmed otherwise, stealing US$172bn from 978mn shoppers in 20 nations in the previous year.

In UAE, they stole AED3.86bn from three.72mn shoppers more than the previous year, according to the Norton Cyber Report. More than half (52 per cent) of the 1,059 UAE respondents knowledgeable cybercrime, with each and every victim losing an typical of AED669 and 47.9 hours (about six operating days) dealing with the aftermath of a cybercrime. Globally, 21,549 people more than the age of 18 had been surveyed across 20 markets.

Globally, cybercrime victims share a equivalent profile: They are each day shoppers who use numerous devices regardless of whether at house or on the go, but have a blind spot when it comes to cybersecurity fundamentals. This group tends to use the identical password across numerous accounts or share it with other individuals.

Equally regarding, 39 per cent of worldwide cybercrime victims in spite of their encounter, gained trust in their capacity to shield their information and individual info from future attacks and 33 per cent think they had a low threat of becoming a cybercrime victim.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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