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Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking


With the theme ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: A Better Internet Starts With You’, Safe Internet Day aims to create awareness on best practices and the safe and positive use of digital technology, especially among younger users.

To celebrate this initiative, Middlesex University Dubai’s Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics organised a session on Cyber Security entitled ‘Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking’ as a small contribution to the global drive that is ‘Safe Internet Day 2018’. The day is a call to action for every stakeholder to play their part in creating a better internet for everyone. The talk covered information on hacking, social engineering, social engineering techniques, cyberattacks and how users can protect themselves against such scams.

The session was delivered by Mr Ali Alamadi, Chairman of the UAE Information Security Awareness Committee (EISA) – a joint initiative between TRA and EBDAA. Mr Ali is also a board member of the Emirates Safer Internet Society – a not-for-profit organisation intended to protect children online.

The campaign at the University is led by Ms Pallavi Ranjan, Lecturer in the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics.  

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