Speaker: Mr. Manan Thakker
Organized by : IEEE GS STEP lecture at Silver Oak University IEEE SB
Date of Event : 5th October, 2020 Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Venue of event : Zoom Meetings (online mode)
“Cyber Security Law Awareness” was a one-day event conducted by Silver Oak University IEEE SB under “Section Technical Expert Program” which was initiated by the IEEE-Gujarat Section. The main purpose of this event was to make the students aware of increasing Cyber Crimes and how we can tackle such crimes by keeping in mind various measures and laws designed by the government. The event was hosted on zoom meeting and around 100 participants were a part of it.
The session commenced with the welcome speech by Raina Raval, the Vice-Chair of SOU IEEE SB. Then our speaker continued the session by citing some real-life examples of cybercrime which he came across in the recent past. He had discussed various cases of Identity Theft, Bank Frauds, Spreading of Fake News, Fake Profile Creation, Company Resource Utilization for Personal Gains, Piracy Rights Violation, etc…and also explained how we can deal with such crimes.
The next point of discussion was about the Cyber Laws in our country under the I.T ACT 2000 and I.T ACT 2008. He talked about various sections under these acts and what penalty can be issued for violation of those sections. Furthermore, he explained some techno-legal techniques to prevent cybercrimes in the corporate world by framing various techno-legal agreements, Techno-legal and HR policies, spreading awareness through inductions and audits.
The final part of the session emphasized on how Cyber Space is bringing stress and anxiety into an individual’s life. He talked about various researches going on across the globe on this topic. He had also shared some interesting information regarding research on MahaMantra Meditation and Indian Vedic science which was carried out by Dr. David Wolf of Florida State University. (The research showed how spiritual science can heal the wounds of technology)
The session was concluded with the Q&A session in which participants got satisfactory answers to their questions. It turned out to be an enlightening webinar which helped all the participants to get aware of various cyber-crimes and laws. Also, we are looking forward to hosting such fascinating sessions in the near future.