Leading information security training, certification and consultancy organization CICRA Campus, a subsidiary under CICRA Holdings, recently conducted cyber security awareness sessions among school children in the Kandy district.
With the aim to raise awareness among the youth on topics such as cyber-attacks, cyber bullying, advocating mobile device and social network security and the prevention of such cyber threats, CICRA Campus went ahead with this highly resourceful corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative to facilitate over 1,200 students, with 50 teachers, principals and heads of departments alike.
The sessions were held on February 27 and 28, 2020, with large numbers of students eager to understand the latest on ICT security development and precautions against cyber threats. The schools included Trinity College Kandy, Hillwood College, Viharamahadevi College and Gateway College.
The resource person at the event was CICRA Holdings Group Director and CEO Boshan Dayaratne, a veteran in the field of ICT development and security. Addressing the audience with the intention of not only imparting this knowledge among students, but also among teachers and parents, Dayaratne’s delivery was highly appreciated by the entire audience.
Students were highly enthusiastic with the areas that were addressed, and were also driven to be more engaged thanks to a ‘student pocket guide’ handed to every student at the session, which included tips to prevent cyber threats and a summary of the entire presentation at the session.
After witnessing the success of the awareness sessions and the overabundance of positive feedback from the participants, CICRA Campus now aims to expand its footprint in spreading knowledge through awareness sessions of this nature among more schools across the island. CICRA Campus also reiterated its commitment to take these awareness sessions to teachers and parents, with the aim to spread knowledge among all demographics.
CICRA (Centre for Integrated Communication Research and Advocacy) was first mooted in 2006 among a public-spirited team of academics and professionals, who were determined to promote integrated communication as a tool for socio-economic development in Sri Lanka. The company has been engaged with UN agencies in Sri Lanka and works closely with global agencies including the World Bank, International Finance Corporation and the USAID.
In 2011, CICRA expanded its scope to the Cyber Security domain, culminating to the advent of CICRA Holdings. Since then, the group has been dedicated and devoted to promoting and developing the cyber security knowledge framework in Sri Lanka. CICRA Holdings pioneered cyber security training, certification and consultancies in Sri Lanka. To date, CICRA Holdings has diversified into three core domains, including consultancy services, learning and knowledge dissemination, and software solutions.
As one of the leading organizations in Sri Lanka’s cyber security services industry, CICRA Consultancies improves integration between people, process and technology. The company’s unique methodologies of providing cyber network defense, defines the requisite activities at each phase of the assessment to help ensure service excellence.