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.