Scams: How they target people and how to recognise them

May 16 | 4:30-5:45 p.m. | Zoom

**Note this event has gone virtual! Don't let distance deter your quest for cybersecurity knowledge.
  • Ideal for the general public, business owners and employees, students, educators and professionals interested in cybersecurity and personal safety online
  • Free to attend (please register below)
Presentation details

In today's digital age, safeguarding our personal and professional online presence is paramount to avoid falling victim to scams. Research shows that business owners are aware of the need for cybersecurity but don't know where to start. Professor Asha Rao, an esteemed expert in cyber security, will be presenting crucial insights based on the latest data from various government agencies to help individuals and businesses navigate this complex landscape. Whether you're a digital novice or a seasoned netizen, these insights will empower you to navigate the web securely.

Key points:

  1. Understanding scams:
    • Explore the diverse range of cyber scams and their impact on different demographics.
  2. Recognition tips:
    • Learn essential tips on how to identify and avoid scams, tailored for both business owners and employees.
  3. Preventive measures:
    • Discover universally applicable steps recommended by government agencies worldwide to protect yourself against digital threats.
  4. Examples will be shared on:
    • effects of loss of identity due to a data breach on a small business, potential threats of Large Learning Modules such as ChatGPT on small and medium businesses, and more.


About the speaker: 

Asha Rao Headshot
Professor Asha Rao is a renowned Professor of Mathematics and former Associate Dean of Mathematical Sciences at RMIT University in Australia. A recipient of numerous awards including the 2021 India Australia Science & Development Award and named a Superstar of STEM, she has over two decades of expertise in cyber security, focusing on risk management, governance and compliance. Her research involves applying mathematical tools to tackle cyber problems and designing solutions for secure communications and data protection.



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