Students Rewarded for Cybersecurity Awareness Videos
Picture above: The 3 winners in a group photo with Dr. Ahmad M. S. Elaklouk of UTB (L) and Maryam Rosli of Cyber Security Brunei (R)
Three students from Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) Creative Computing programme were recently rewarded by Cyber Security Brunei for producing videos that promote awareness of online safety.
The ongoing collaboration between UTB and Brunei Computer Emergency Response Team (BruCERT) under Cyber Security Brunei, sees students producing awareness videos as an assignment during their course of study. This annual collaboration aims to generate awareness among youth about online safety issues, foster the students’ video-making skills and encourage creativity, while also giving the students an opportunity to showcase their video on a nationwide scale.
From a total of 13 videos submitted by the students last year, the top three were selected by BruCERT based on the clarity of the cybersecurity message, in addition to creativity and quality of the video production.
The winning video on “Why You Shouldn’t Engage with Scammers” was created by Azhar bin Mohd Sallih. It depicts a conversation with a stranger via text message and shows how people can inadvertently reveal their personal information when they respond to a scammer.
In second place, a video on “How Do Passwords Get Hacked” created by Abu Khaledi Yussrri bin Abu Bakar, illustrates the danger of using the same login credentials for different online services.
In third place, the video on “Typosquatting” by Haji Noraslam bin Haji Othman shows the importance of double-checking website addresses to avoid landing on a fake website.
Cash prizes were presented to the students by Maryam Rosli, Senior Administrative Officer at Cyber Security Brunei, in the presence of Dr. Ahmad M. S. Elaklouk, Assistant Professor of UTB’s Creative Computing Programme.
The winning videos will be used in BruCERT’s nationwide public awareness campaign and broadcast on national television throughout the year.