aeCERT an arm of The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of UAE (TRA) joined hands with EC-Council to initiate a nationwide campaign aiming to educate students on cyber security and risks of improper use of the internet.
aeCERT and EC-Council will run special information security awareness camps for students raise awareness of the students regarding the online threats that might endanger them while using the internet. The objectives of the campaign includes providing students with necessary information about optimal use of the social networking sites and how to avoid suspicious sites and persons. After the successful completion of the training, students will obtain a globally recognized information security certificate by the EC-Council.
“The importance of the World Wide Web for the younger generation is continuously on the rise; it became a vital part of the educational process. The National Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT) puts children at the forefront of its priorities and is committed to educate students on how to adopt secure online behaviors while using the internet” said H.E. Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim, TRA Director General.
Jay Bavisi, President, EC-Council added, “Information security encompasses more than just protecting sovereign IT systems of governments and those of organizations. Advances in instant communication medium including the likes of Twitter, Facebook, and other Instant Messaging services drive the very fabric of our modern society. Parents, siblings, teachers and children alike will need to understand the dangers the connected world presents while leveraging the world wide web and the Internet for education, life and work.”