THE International Cyber Security Training programme in Harare has equipped tertiary students with knowledge to combat digital challenges.
The event, organised by Huawei Technologies, aimed to foster innovation and expertise in the realm of cyber security.
Among the topics of discussion were the need to ensure databases were secure; the prevention of data from being stolen; the importance of keeping information on mobile phones secure and the application of cyber security disciplines in practical scenarios.
Tapuwa Mukucha, a student from Arrupe Jesuit University, said individuals and organisations need to ensure that their data bases are secure for them to operate effectively.
“Through this training we learnt that individuals and organisations’ data bases are what shapes them and they cannot afford to have their information leaked or stolen.
“In cyber security, we want to prevent data from being stolen so that whatever an organisation or individual is developing can be protected at all costs.
I also learnt that people need to keep information in their phones secure as the age we are operating in is full of hackers,” said Tapuwa.
Thembelisa Mavhiza from the University of Zimbabwe said:
“The hands-on exercises and practical simulations have deepened my understanding of cyber security concepts.
“I feel more equipped to tackle the sophisticated cyber threats we face today.”
Another student also explained how the programme has exposed her to various cyber security disciplines and to apply it in practical scenarios.
“The workshops and case studies have challenged me to think critically and apply my knowledge in practical scenarios.
I leave this programme with a new-found confidence in my cybersecurity abilities,” said the student.