Ghana: Openlabs Ghana Holds Seminar On Cyber Security

OpenLabs Ghana, Accra has held a seminar to manage issues relating to cyber security at the Bluecrest College Auditorium in Accra last week.

Dubbed “Stepping into the field of cyber security”, the seminar educated students of OpenLabs on how to be safeguarded while using the internet in the day-to-day life encounters.

Attended by both students of OpenLabs Ghana and Bluecrest College, the students acquired advanced knowledge in the area of cyber security.

Madam FaizaSeidu-Adam, an Information Security and Privacy Officer who gave an insight at the seminar mentioned that, internet has become one of the most popular tools used to commit fraud and criminals are becoming more and more sophisticated with their hacking techniques.

She advised that it was important for individuals and organisations to use only trusted secured wireless networks when completing their financial transactions and understand that, all personal information shared online can be used by fraudsters to commit online fraud.

The Information and Privacy Officer admonished the participants and the public to keep their computers and mobile devices updated and also have the latest security software, web browser, and operating system are the best defenses against viruses, malware, and other online threats.

Adding that, one must turn on automatic updates so you receive the newest fixes as they become available.

She stressed that, individuals must set strong passwords on their devices, indicating that a strong password is at least eight characters in length and includes a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.