Hyderabad students are planning to protect society from cyber attacks

Knowledge of Dark Web, Blue Whale and others also opens career prospects in cybersecurity, says a student.

HYDERABAD: Students of class IX and X from Hyderabad are planning to play a key role in protecting society from cyber attacks and behaving more responsibly in cyberspace.

Students from Oakridge and Chirec International schools participated in India’s leading cyber security conference organised by Kenes Exhibitions India at HICC Novotel Hotel.

Manav Kaithan, a class X student of Oakridge International School, said, “My field of interest is Artificial Intelligence and Deep learning, but cyber security can be applied to these disciplines. One part of the world is developing at a fast pace.

And then there is the other part which is just catching up. There needs to a balance in cyber security space. We are vulnerable to attacks as is evident from the election process. We need to follow some cyber hygiene.”

Rohan G, a IX standard student of Chirec Inter-national, said that more than basic knowledge is required. “People should be aware of the Dark Web and things like Blue Whale. Simple GK is needed in today’s world. Being aware of these activities also opens career pros-pects in cyber security,” he said.

Students were excited to get insights into the Dark Web, Ransomware, nuances of hacking and phishing.

Having realised the vastness of this space, they want the community at large to be smarter about cyber security.

The curriculum of international schools includes robotics and programming.
Consequently, students are intrigued about what's happening in cyberspace.

Prema Zilberman of Kenes from Israel said, “We were taken aback by the way in which these kids responded to our queries on cyber security. They were on par with some experts. We want them to learn to identify and report threats in a safe and timely manner. They should know how to protect themselves from basic cyber attacks.”

About 24 students were selected for the conference. Some of them will be giving power point presentations at the conference on Friday in front of industry experts.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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