Minister of National Security Wayne Caines spoke approximately the lately held Safer Internet Day within the House of Assembly nowadays [Feb 9], announcing that the day “encourages our seniors to navigate this digital world while working towards cyber protection of their interactions.” Minister Caines said, “On Tuesday of this week, eighty human beings accrued to examine, surf, publish, secure, like, and remark at some point of what has become an every year occasion for Bermuda: Safer Internet Day. The unique function of this gathering turned into the surfers and posters were our senior residents.
“Bermuda can say that its tech-savvy seniors have embraced the Internet with all its wonderful factors and found that cybersecurity isn’t restrained to the commercial enterprise network. “Attendees discovered many methods to use the Internet comfortably, undertake secure social media practices, and comprehend the various benefits of eReaders and other era tools.
“Safer Internet Day encourages our seniors to navigate this virtual global event by practicing cyber safety in their interactions. This makes them a part of a worldwide movement encouraging healthy online behavior. While organizations worldwide awareness of this occasion at the kids, via the Department of ICT Policy & Innovation, the Ministry of National Security selected to attend this event on Bermuda’s ever-growing population of tech-savvy seniors.”
The Minister’s complete announcement follows underneath:
Mr. Speaker, on Tuesday of this week, eighty human beings accumulated to analyze, surf, submit, secure, like, and comment during what has become an every-year occasion for Bermuda: Safer Internet Day. Our senior residents were the precise feature of this amassing, becoming the surfers and posters. With certainty, Mr. Speaker, Bermuda can say that its tech-savvy seniors have embraced the Internet with all its superb aspects and features and found that cybersecurity is not constrained to the commercial enterprise community. Attendees learned about many approaches to applying the Internet in a relaxed way, adopting safe social media practices, and comprehending the various benefits of eReaders and other technology tools.
Mr. Speaker, importantly, they acquired data about the very actual dangers that are constantly lurking online. One fraudulent practice they found out about was phishing. Phishing is when a scammer uses fraudulent emails or copycat websites to get a person to share their records, including bank account numbers, passwords, and credit card numbers. They were given hints on what to search for and a way to protect themselves from this most, not unusual form of cyber assault. They additionally received information about the importance and availability of many private security gadgets which could assist them to feel safe on- and state-line.
Mr. Speaker, Safer Internet Day combines presentations and an Expo. The seniors can communicate with representatives from the Bermuda Police Service, BF&M, the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, the Bermuda National Library, Clarion, the Office of Ageing and Disability Services, and the Department of ICT Policy and Innovation’s Cybertips Programme.
The day ended with the “Seniors Teaching Seniors” program. At that point, excessive school seniors provided one-on-one academic periods for attendees, supporting them in navigating their mobile devices and sharing guidelines and hints on maximizing them. It changed into a beneficial experience for both the seniors and students.
Mr. Speaker, Safe Internet Day encourages our seniors to navigate this virtual world while training in cyber safety in their interactions. This makes them a part of a worldwide movement encouraging healthy online habits. While businesses international recognition this occasion for the youth, thru the Department of ICT Policy & Innovation, the Ministry of National Security selected to attend this event on Bermuda’s ever-growing population of tech-savvy seniors.
The Internet has become an integral tool in each-day life on the Island. Our seniors also require the know-how to navigate its risks along with economic fraud and identity theft. This is of paramount importance since we an increasing number of spending increasing time the usage of online environments. Mr. Speaker, 2018 has marked the 4th annual Safer Internet Day in Bermuda. It is a community occasion with a critical cause – the cyber protection of our seniors.
The 2018 sponsors covered BF&M, Connect, Clarion Bank, Barritt’s, and the Department of ICT Policy & Innovation, and I desire to thank them interested by their unwavering guidance to the Island’s seniors. What Internet books ought to your study? Well, in case you want to get an experience of it truly, I’d suggest that you start at the beginning first, and learn about ARPA-NET and Bell Labs, but then I’d tell possibly “The Web” by using Tim Burners-Less or maybe something by using Vincent Cerf. There are many different Internet books worthy of mention. “The Long Tail” by way of Chris Anderson is ideal.
Also, how are approximately a few Internet books from the 90s? “Blown to Bits” was written before 1999 and is pretty first-rate. However, we realize how that bubble grew to become out, and the IPO-Venture Capital rush of Silicon Valley is pretty thrilling. This 2nd wave of the Internet generation curve may be tons extra lasting. Google appears to be an organization everyone is talking about. At the huge container e-bookshops, you may locate several new titles this year, in fact, in the commercial enterprise innovation and commercial enterprise computer cabinets.
You see, the Internet is converting, and it is converting fast, and in case you want to preserve up, you want to alternate with it also. For instance, I’d recommend you recognize how it began, how it grew, how the bubble popped, and what occurred next. From there, you could examine what is going on properly now, how things are converting as we talk, after which move in advance and read what the pinnacle technology professionals believe is occurring subsequently – at the side of the Futurists who cannot stop making predictions even though they are seldom on course judging using hindsight many years later after each person forgot what they said.
Why does all this depend? Nicely due to the fact the net is part of our regular lives, it’s infiltrated our families, agencies, and colleges, and now with all the cell generation, it will likely be with us 24/7/365, and maximum human beings are not going to understand what to do without it inside the destiny. You blanketed, so forestall denying it and begin studying its manners. Please do not forget all this.