Dr Fateh Muhammad Marri, VC Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) said that the world has moved towards digitalization as all businesses are incomplete without the intervention of Information Technology, and keeping databases and information safe is now the main issue. Therefore, it is important for the youth to be aware of cyber security, he said while addressing the opening ceremony of a one-day seminar and workshop on “Cyber Security and Current Challenges “organized by the Information Technology Center of SAU.

He said that to protect personal data, business and national information and keep it safe from cyber hackers and viruses, today’s youth need to understand modern information, so this workshop of the university will be beneficial for the students, he further said that in the future most of the employment opportunities will be created in the information technology sector, therefore, it is important to master modern knowledge, for which students should work hard.

Raheel Iqbal, cyber security consultant, and cloud security architect, said that the workshop will provide students with information on how to protect against cyber-attacks and secure data, which will protect the data or information, while the IT Information about business and job opportunities in the sector will be available.

Dr. Mir Sajjad Talpur, Director Information Technology Center said that IT has touched every sphere of life, IT has a great role in new experiences, skills, and development, so from someone who has special knowledge about cyber security. The connected candidate will get importance in every field.

Dr Yaqoob Koondhar said that new experiments and inventions are happening in information technology day by day, which is playing an important role in the development of the world.

On this occasion, Dean Dr. Altaf Siyal, Dean Dr. Syed Ghiyasuddin Shah Rashidi, Dean Dr. Inayatullah Rajpar, Dean Dr. Manzoor Ali Abro, Prof. Mohammad Ismail Kumbhar, Director Finance Anil Kumar, Dr. Ziaul Hassan Shah, Jam Ghulam Murtaza Sohito and others also participated.

During the workshop Cyber Security Consultant and Cloud Security Architect Raheel Iqbal trained 280 students about Cyber Security.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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