Good morning one and all. Respected Principal, teachers and my dear friends, it is my pleasure and privilege to stand before you today. I am honored to have this opportunity to speak to such a distinguished audience.Today on this occasion, I would like to talk about the significance and need of cyber security.
We live in a digital age and most of us present here, own mobile phones, computers and laptops. These devices can turn into ticking time bombs if not protected correctly. The electronic devices can be breached and sensitive data stored on them can be extracted by individuals or organisations that are engaged in unethical and illegal activities.
They can extract data either through direct cyber attacks, hacking or even through malwares. These cyber attacks can cause great damage. The damage could be loss of money, precious intel or an attack on a person or company’s reputation. At times, national security is threatened because of cyber attacks.
In today’s world of digitisation, almost all our tasks are performed online, from paying bills to opening accounts and even working from home. A lot of personal information and passwords are saved in our devices, if not taken care of properly, they are vulnerable to being accessed by unauthorised individuals and hackers.
Thus, it is essential to understand and acknowledge the seriousness of these attacks and be prepared to protect ourselves from them. Cyber security is the protection of digital devices and data from such attacks. One of the most effective ways of protecting our devices and information is by keeping strong passwords.
These passwords must not be shared and especially not with people on calls claiming to be officials. Secondly, personal information must never be shared online and OTPs should not be disclosed anywhere. The devices should be updated regularly and keeping 2 factor authorisation is greatly recommended.
What is most crucial is awareness on this issue and also the awareness on its solution. An issue as serious as this one must not be taken lightly and we must all learn to keep ourselves and those near us informed and alert. Thank you.