On 20th Jan 2018, CAN Federation Jhapa under presidency of Mr. Laxmi Khanal organized a program on Cyber Security Awareness for the citizens, security officials and local government officials in Birtamod, Jhapa. Mr. Roshan Budathoki was the coordinator of the event. Dr. Abhijit Gupta was invited as chief guest and main expert in the event for presentation on Cyber Security and Cyber Crime. DySP Mr. Krishna Prasad Koirala (Nepal Police) was another presenter who despite of being non-technical came up with such a nice presentation on Cyber Crime and Social Networking Privacy and Security. There were 400+ participants on this event.
Inaugral & Welcome Session: The program started with a welcome speech by Mr. Roshan Budathoki, Event Coordinator which was followed by another presentation on the history and contribution of Federation of Computer Association of Nepal (CAN Federation) by Mr. Dipesh Pathak, Central Executive Member of CAN Federation and Founder President of CAN Federation Jhapa.
Cyber Security Awareness Training Session: The session begun with presentation of DySP Mr. Krishna Prasad Koirala. Mr. Koirala presented his experiences on the type of cyber crime being reported to Nepal Police and most of them were about cyber bulling, identity theft, fraud using social networking etc. Mr. Koirala reminded about security features on social networking through his presentation and concluded that privacy and right use of social networking websites can minimize a lot of risks from fraudulent, harassment and troubles.
The session ended with presentation of Dr. Abhijit Gupta. Dr. Gupta highlighted more on technical level where he showed data and information on our dependencies on the internet, hacking, cyber crimes, data loses etc. He also explained different hacking phases and how hacking is done. Dr. Gupta highlighted on how an organization can be safe and what policies has to be considered to make an organization safe. He concluded with the fact that Cyber Security is not a one-man job. We all have to be equally responsible to keep a network safe.
Panel Discussion Session: This session was conducted by Mr. Lokpriya Khanal, Executive Member of CAN Federation Jhapa and the participants were Mr. Jeevan Shrestha (Bhadrapur Mayor), Mr. Santosh Acharya (Secretary of Journalist Federation Jhapa), Dr. Rohit Jha (Gauradaha Mayor), DySP Krishna Prasad Koirala, Mr. Laxmi Khanal, Dr. Abhijit Gupta.
During this session Mr. Lokpriya Khanal raised several questions which was very much necessary for the betterment of Cyber Security and Physical Security of Jhapa. During this Mr. Laxmi Khanal committed for any collaboration, support and committed to provide expertise with CAN Federation Jhapa. Mr. Mayors happily requested for proposals to be discussed and brought to their Municipality.
Panel Discussion was the main charm of this event. There was a business model introduced which sets a motivation platform for stakeholders to participate actively and thus encourages development. This event also brought newer opportunities and fund generation medium for CAN Federation Jhapa.
Thank you Dipesh Pathak ji, CAN Federation Jhapa & Volunteers.
SUBISU CAN INFOTECH 2018 in association with Motorola Jan 25-30, 2018. This year it was different as we dedicated it to everyone such as students, startups, software companies etc. We created 4 different pavilions such as Student Pavilion, StartUPs Pavilion, Software Pavilion and Innovation Pavilion. Not just that this year, we brought following amazing new techs such as Smart Health Analyzer Kiosk, Smart Home, Smart Security systems etc as well. Infotech is all about exhibiting new techs and we were successfully doing so.
CAN Federation has introduced student pavilion this year to promote students in ICT and help them make their easy steps to the world of ICT. We have an HR stall in the pavillion where students can also apply for jobs in the field of IT. Growth Sellers, a HR/Requirement Company will facilitate along with CAN Federation in helping students get a good career in ICT.
CAN Federation has introduced a startup pavilion to help and promote ICT Startups. We have provided an block for Startups where they can showcase their ideas, products to the visitors and thus help them convert their idea into business.
We have placed a dedicated media room to highlight features and services in the pavilion. The main idea is to promote all participants in this pavilion such as students, startups, companies etc in the pavilion by covering there news and articles on daily basis.
On Aug 20, an interview with Mr. Abhijit Gupta on current Software & BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) status was taked by Reporter Mr. Gopal Saud. Mr. Gupta was chosen for this interview since he is Chaiperson of Software & BPO Committee of CAN Federation. The article was nicely covered and below is the link to the article. Thank you Naya Patrika and Team.
Cyber Security is all about being aware and spread awareness. It is about being responsible and accountable over the internet. Comodo is providing free Digital Email certificate. Please check this link.
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- Go to your email client. eg: Outlook. Click on File>Options>Trust Center and click on Trust Center Settings button.
- Click on Email Security and Import the Certificate that you exported in step 5.
- Click on File>Options>Trust Center and click on Trust Center Settings button.
- Click on Email Security and Check the option – Add Digital Signature to outgoing messages.
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A program in joint collaboration was conducted by International Telecommunication Union & Nepal Telecom Authority for Cyber crime Legislation Stakeholder Consultation 7 August, 2017 10:00-13:00 Kathmandu, Nepal.
The purpose of the consultations is to include the views of different stakeholders including but are not limited to Government Ministries/Agencies, Regulators, law enforcement agencies, security agencies, Judiciary and Legal representatives, Private Sector Companies, other Stakeholders from relevant associations, academia, regional organizations, civil society, etc. into the process of drafting new Cyber crime legislation.
The main objectives of the activities course are to:
- Familiarize the stakeholders with the current status of Cybercrime legislation in Nepal as well as benchmarks
- Present potential areas of improvement and suggestions how gaps could be closed
- Discuss with stakeholders the gap identification and suggestions
- Collect input from the stakeholders
The program started with opening remarks by Mr. Sameer Sharma, Senior Advisor, ITU Regional Office Asia- Pacific.
The Keynote Addressed Cybercrime – The current challenges and the implications for drafting Cybercrime Legislation, Dr. Marco Gerke , ITU Expert.
It was a very fruitful program and such programs must be conducted for the growth of ICT.
On 29-Jan-2016, an article was written by Ms. Kriti Bhuju where Mr. Abhijit Gupta was interviewed on “How ICT is changing our lives”.
Abhijit Gupta, managing director of Rapid Web Solutions, highlighted the need to implement eServices as much as possible to increase transparency, faster service, ease of use, and dependency to further expand ICT in Nepal. “Nepal needs to make big investment in Internet services, satellite and security, and to produce human resources for data centre,” said Gupta.
On 28th Sep, 2015, an article was written by Ms. Kriti Bhuju for My Republica. One of the interview before writing this article was held at Rapid Web Solutions office.
Raju Gurung has been working as a software developer at Rapid Web Solutions for the past two years. “The industry is all about creativity, learning new technology, and getting oneself updated. Necessary trainings would enable one to enter IT sector even if s/he does not university degrees in IT,” he said. “However, one must have passion and a great deal of enthusiasm.”
Abhijit Gupta, managing director of Rapid Web Solutions, agreed with Gurung and said one needs to be smart enough, should be self-motivated and creative. “We actually do not need people with degrees in IT. We need brains that can tackle and adjust with the demand of the market, and upgrade themselves to the need of the clients,” Gupta said, adding that practical experience is what that matters must.