In collaboration with Prasar Bharati (India) and MDEC (Malaysia), AIBD organized a webinar on “Managing Cybersecurity during COVID-19” on 5 May 2020, in which top regional shared their experiences and gave awareness on recent cybersecurity challenges observed during the time of COVID19. Over 200 broadcasters from 30 countries attended the webinar.
Mr Sameer Sharma, Senior Advisor, ITU delivered his keynote on “Building trust in digital world @COVID19” in which he discussed the recent initiatives and achievements of ITU.
Renowned Cybersecurity expert Mr Philip Victor highlighted the importance of saving Child netizens and how to make the internet a safer place for them. Mr Victor Lo and Dr Roshaliza Rosli discussed the Malaysian cybersecurity threat landscape in regards to the recent pandemic situation and how MDEC is trying to cope with the situation to minimize the impact.
Mr Prinya Hom-Aek, President and founder of ACIS Professional centre, delivered his presentation on effective BYOD (Bring your own device) mobile security policy.
Dr Pavan Duggal, Founder and chairman of the International Commission on Cyber Security Law discussed various case studies related to IoT security and how different governments are devising laws and policies to cope up with various challenges.
Mr Manu Zacharia, CEO & Chief Mentor, HackIT Technology and Advisory Services delivered his presentation on the rise of Ransomware and how different strategies can help cybersecurity officers to minimize the threat level.
Dr Amal Punchihewa, a broadcasting consultant from New Zealand, moderated the event.
The event was highly appreciated by the members and cybersecurity experts terming it to be relevant and timely due to current lockdown situation in most of the countries and where many broadcasters and journalists are working from home to broadcast their stories. At the end of the event, Ms Philomena, Director, AIBD mentioned that this is the beginning of this series and various regional workshops will follow it to raise the awareness of cybersecurity in Asia-Pacific region among broadcasters.