19 Nov 2013

Bandar Seri Begawan: Brunei Computer Emergency Response Team (BruCERT) yesterday conducted a Cybersecurity Awareness talk for secondary students of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (YSHHB) Secondary School in Jalan Kebangsaan.

The session began with a briefing on cybersecurity by Muhd Hijan Haji Amran of BruCERT. He covered Brunei's Computer Misuse Act, social networking, cyber bullying and incident reporting. BruCERT also distributed Digibytes awareness booklets and goodie bags.

The briefing was followed by a presentation by ASP Mariyani binti Hj Abd Wahab, Head of the Women and Children Abuse Investigation Unit at the Criminal Investigation Department of the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF).

She talked about sexual exploitation of children and online grooming, including numerous local cases which involved underage victims who met their abusers online through social networks.

The session was part of a series of seminars conducted at secondary schools nationwide, organised by the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) in collaboration with the Department of Schools under the Ministry of Education, RBPF and BruCERT.

Members of the public who would like to learn more about cybersecurity can visit BruCERT's public awareness website www.SecureVerifyConnect.info or email BruCERT at cert@brucert.org.bn.

Source: Brudirect