SKIRTS Foundation – Cyber Security

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Date and time: 
Thu, 2016-06-23 13:22
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sci labs

As part of the School of Computing and Informatics mentorship programme aimed at increasing student knowledge of professional life, a team of founders of the SKIRTS Foundation held a session on Privacy and Security in the Internet Age. The highly interactive and motivating session took place Wednesday June 15, 2016 and was attended by about 50 undergraduate students. Yvonne Oluoch (above) and Eva Mburu (below) the founders of the Foundation (http://www.skirtsfnd.org/) took the students torugh various issues relating to privacy and cyber security in the internet age. This talk session also focused on understanding gender parity in tech, online violations and how social media works for inclusivity for all. Yvonne says "the students are awesome, full of knowledge and happy to share their skills and learn".

Steve Osoro, a foutrh year student had this to say "The event was eye-opening, and made us look into cyber security from a totally different angle, the angle that most of us normally ignore and is the most important part. Eva and Yvonne gave wonderful examples of instances of cyber insecurities and their consequences. There was a hot debate on whether the government should enact cyber security laws. The best way to enhance cyber security is part of the School of Computing and Informatics mentorship programme aimed at increasing student knowledge of professional life, a team of founders of the SKIRTS Foundation held a session on Privacy and Security in the Internet Age. The highly interactive and motivating session took place Wednesday June 15, 2016 and was attended by about 50 undergraduate students. Yvonne Oluoch (above) and Eva Mburu (below) the founders of the Foundation (http://www.skirtsfnd.org/) took the students torugh various issues relating to privacy and cyber security in the internet age. This talk session also focused on understanding gender parity in tech, online violations and how social media works for inclusivity for all. Yvonne says "the students are awesome, full of knowledge and happy to share their skills and learn".

Tembu Jerono also final year adds "The SKIRTS event was a very interactive session and enlightened us on social media abuse and how unsecure our personal information is in the Internet. It was also very inspiring seeing my fellow women making it in the tech world".

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2017-06-23 13:22
Contact Person: 

Mr.Moturi

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