QC STUDENTS RECEIVE CYBER SECURITY ADVICE FROM DIGICEL BUSINESS

Information Technology Students at Queen’s College are now fully aware of the dangers and threats that exist in the cyber world, thanks to Digicel (Barbados) Ltd.

As part of the telecommunications company's activities to mark Cyber Security Awareness Month, Digicel Business hosted a session with over 40 IT students to discuss themed 'Be Safe Be Smart Online' which was conducted by Digicel's Business Solutions Product Manager, Deon Olton.

As part of the telecommunications company’s activities to mark Cyber Security Awareness Month, Digicel Business hosted a session with over 40 IT students to discuss themed ‘Be Safe Be Smart Online’ which was conducted by Digicel’s Business Solutions Product Manager, Deon Olton.

Olton outlined some of the best practices for using the internet securely
and noted that Digicel Business had recently launched numerous Managed
Security Service Solutions for business customers, which help to provide
year-round, 24-hour monitoring and support to address a variety of threats
to IT systems. He also stressed the importance of acknowledging the
countless threats and risks we are faced with while accessing the many
digital platforms we have at our disposal including sexual predators, cyber
criminals and a host of other cyber related threats.

Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the presenting partner of the Caribbean Premier League. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of several national rugby teams and also sponsors the Vanuatu cricket team.

Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific
sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions.
Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the presenting
partner of the Caribbean Premier League. In the Pacific, Digicel is the
proud sponsor of several national rugby teams and also sponsors the Vanuatu
cricket team.

He said, “We thought it was only fitting that we should engage the nation’s youth on cyber security, as they are among the most active users of the Internet. The session at Queen’s College covered a variety of problem areas, including the dangers of posting personal content online, protection of passwords, the importance and benefits of security software, social media privacy settings and proper disposal of old equipment including phones and computers as well as the elements of the Computer Misuse Act.”

Olton added, "I impressed on the students the fact that nothing is ever really private or can be permanently deleted as everything is always traceable. I also stressed the importance of privacy settings when using social media, because allowing persons to post content on your profile can also affect your reputation."

Olton added, “I impressed on the students the fact that nothing is ever really private or can be permanently deleted as everything is always traceable. I also stressed the importance of privacy settings when using social media, because allowing persons to post content on your profile can also affect your reputation.”

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