SEGi University takes a stand against cybercrime with Cybersecurity Awareness Event

With the digital revolution impacting all businesses, cybersecurity has become a primary goal to safeguard data from various online attacks or any unauthorized access. Small or large corporations, organizations and even governments are relying on computerized systems to manage their day-to-day activities. As technology continuously changes, cybersecurity trends also shift in parallel as news of data breaches, ransomware, and hacks become the norm. 

On Wednesday, 22 March 2023, SEGi University’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (FOEBEIT) organized an event called “Cybersecurity Awareness” to increase the level of cyber security awareness among students and elevate knowledge by inculcating positive online culture in the online community. The event took place in Auditorium A at SEGi University in Kota Damansara. 

The talk was given by Edwan Mohammad Aidid, Senior Executive of Outreach & Corporate Communication Department at CyberSecurity Malaysia. The event aimed to educate attendees on the importance of cybersecurity, its changing trends, and how to safeguard against various online attacks. The one-hour session included a Q&A session at the end, allowing attendees to ask questions and clarify any doubts they may have had. 

With the rise of cyber threats, it is crucial to educate individuals on the importance of cybersecurity. According to a recent study, cybercrime is expected to cost the world $10.5 trillion annually by 2025, up from $3 trillion in 2015. Additionally, a report found that 43% of cyberattacks target small businesses, and the average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million. These alarming statistics highlight the need for increased cybersecurity awareness and education. 

SEGi University is committed to providing quality education that prepares students for the challenges of the real world. The university’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology offers various programs that equip students with the technical knowledge and practical skills required to succeed in the field. By organizing events such as “Cybersecurity Awareness,” SEGi University aims to create a safer online community by promoting cybersecurity awareness among its students. 

“Cybersecurity Awareness” is an event that highlights the importance of cybersecurity in today’s digital age. With cyber threats on the rise and cybercrime costing trillions of dollars annually, it is crucial to educate individuals on the importance of safeguarding against various online attacks. SEGi University’s commitment to creating a safer online community is reflected in its efforts to educate students on cybersecurity and its changing trends. 

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