On The Importance of Digital Literacy, FCS UB Held a Cyber Security Socialization for Lecturers and Education Personnel

Dean of FCS UB Opens Cyber Security Socialization Event with the Presenter
Dean of FCS UB Opens Cyber Security Socialization Event with the Presenter

We often encounter information technology incidents, such as SMS asking credit, online loan offers, phishing and scams, etc. If we do wrong action, what happens next will be dangerous, our sensitive data account might be stolen. Other things that are prone to happen is taking over the phone’s command system, data retrieving on our private contact numbers through applications installed on the phone, that then will steal our private contact data and shared it with other parties.

To develop digital literacy for lecturers and education staff, the Faculty of Cultural Studies (FCS) Universitas Brawijaya (UB) initiated a Cyber Security Socialization event at the Hall B FCS UB. The speaker was Rizki Trisnadi, S.T., the Head of Sub-Directorate of Data Services and Information Technology, Directorate of Information Technology UB.

The event was opened by The Dean of FCS UB, Hamamah, Ph.D. “Cybersecurity needs to be our common concern because at UB nowadays, there are several fraud, hacking, and other security incidents. So, we need to know how to maintain the cyber security of our respective data,” said Hamamah, Ph.D., Dean of FCS UB, in her speech.

Leaders of FCS UB, Presenter, and Participants of Cyber Security Socialization Event
Leaders of FCS UB, Presenter, and Participants of Cyber Security Socialization Event

In the main material presentation, Rizki explained that UB will move to digital transformation. There are five pillars of UB Digital Transformation, namely (1) Human Resources with Digital Literacy, (2) Regulations and Policies, (3) Technology Applications and Digital Infrastructure, (4) Research, Innovation, and AI-based Digital Management Cooperation, and (5) Digital System Security. All will only work if digital system security is maintained.

“Everyone in a position must be equipped with the appropriate skills and have digital literacy insights,” Rizki said.

In his presentation, Rizki explained the stages of digital transformation, which consist of digitization and digitalization, implementation of information security policies, and steps to maintain digital security.

Several things can be done to keep digital security safe, including backing up data regularly, managing passwords, choosing secure websites, ensuring a fast internet connection, double-checking unknown links, being careful when downloading and installing software, being aware of digital footprints, and storing and sharing documents by making sure to choose the right type of sharing for the correct type of document. [dts]