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Welcome to Safer Internet Day 2020


Safer Internet Day (SID) is an international education and awareness-raising effort celebrated in over 140 countries to promote safe and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst youngsters. Globally, it is coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.


To celebrate this day, the Computer Emergency Response Team of Mauritius, a division of the National Computer Board (NCB) is organising a full day workshop with the theme “Together for a better Internet” on the 12th February 2020. This is the 10th edition which is being organized this year. The main focus of the event is to educate and discuss on the latest technology trends and threats affecting the youngsters. The workshop will also emphasize on the social media use as an attack surface.  
Four(4) presentations will be delivered during this full day event by the prominent speakers from Facebook, Estonian Information System Authority, Estonia, Mauritian CERT and the local expert. The titles are as follows:
  • Behind the Scenes: Social Media as an Attack Vector
  • Safety at Facebook
  • Emerging Technologies and its Threats
  • Empowering the next generation to be smarter and safer Online: A view of Estonia



Venue: Conference Hall A, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Tower, Ebene

Date: 12 February 2020


09:15 – 09:30
09:30 – 09:40
Welcome Address
Mr. Dhurma Ashdeo Soburrun
Chairman, National Computer Board
09:40 – 10:00
Opening Address
Honourable Deepak Balgobin
Minister of Technology, Communication & Innovation
10:00 – 10:30
10:30 – 11:10
Behind the scene: Social Media as an Attack Vector
Mrs. Jennita Appanah Appayya
Information Security Consultant, CERT-MU, National Computer Board
11:10– 12:00
Safety at Facebook
Public Policy Associate Manager, Facebook, South Africa
12:00 – 12:15
Panel Discussion
12:15– 13:30
13:30 – 14:10
Emerging Technologies and its Threats
Executive Diretor, TYLERS Ltd.
14:10 – 14:50
Empowering the next generation to be smarter and safer Online: A view of Estonia
Mr. Lauri Tankler
Lead Analyst, Policy & Analysis Department, Estonian Information System Authority, Estonia
14:50 – 15:10
Panel Discussion