Cybersecurity campaign raises awareness of dangers

Cybersecurity campaign raises awareness of dangers

Launched by Saudi’s Ministry of Education, a new cybersecurity campaign targeting those who study online has been launched.

The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness of the threats to cybersecurity a company, student, or individual faces whilst studying online, teaching how to combat these threats and minimise their impact.

The launch of the campaign coincides with the start of a new academic year. Students who use the internet will have access to the campaign to better understand the threats as they begin their online learning.

The National Cybersecurity Centre and Ministry of Education has worked with the Communications and Information Technology Commission to push the innovative guide to over 40 million online users.

Much of online learning requires in-depth communication with others, connecting to compromisable servers and inputting information either onto forms or other types of submissible documents, which can lead to information being leaked or damage to an user’s workstation or systems.

Recently, the Saudi Arabian government has stated that women and children are more likely to be victims of cyber-attacks than men. The Kingdom intends for the above initiative to be one of many which aim to protect these women and children in the future.

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