College of Information Technology at AU – Fujairah Campus Organizes a Seminar “Security and Privacy on Social Media”

Tuesday, Dec 05, 2017

 

College of Information Technology at AU – Fujairah Campus Organizes a Seminar “Security and Privacy on Social Media”

 

In the context of its series of ongoing introductory and awareness-raising seminars for university students as well as outside public and private institutions in Fujairah Emirate and the Eastern Region, the College of Information Technology at AU Fujairah Campus had lately organized a seminar titled “Security and Privacy on Social Media Forums.” On the 5th of December 2017 at campus CCTV’s room. 

A number of College of Information Technology students presented a variety of projects that focused on the importance of maintaining the security and privacy of information in the various types of social media forums. In his contribution to the seminar, Dr. Amer Al Nassiri drew attention to the fast-paced development of information technology which is responsible for making the use of this technology a necessity in order to keep pace with global trends. This is especially true in view of the fact that these forums have become an essential business management tool and a production and profit booster. For this reason, there is a serious security risk if personal and private user data is not safely controlled and managed.

In response to these risks, the participating students put forward a number of practical and effective suggestions to reduce the threat and potential damage that can be caused by hackers and similar groups, especially we are in the age of “Big Data”.

 

Dr. Amer AL-Nassiri

College of IT

Fujairah Campus


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