PHOTO - (from left) Keng Cheng Yoong, winner of the Trend Micro’s 'What’s Your Story?' video competition, Jean Lim, director, marketing and consumer business, Malaysia and Indonesia, Trend Micro and Philip Victor, director, Centre for Policy and International Cooperation, International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT).
Internet content security firm Trend Micro has revealed results of its recent competition - What's Your Story? - which was designed to raise awareness about Internet security issues among Malaysians.
Trend Micro director, marketing and consumer business, Malaysia and Indonesia, Jean Lim, said the video competition was targeted at enhancing online safety awareness among Malaysian college students. Out of 53 shortlisted 53 videos, the top prize of RM5,000 was awarded to Keng Cheng Yoong, a mechanical engineering student from UNITEN for attracting the most number of 'likes' on Trend Micro's Facebook page.
"The videos were judged on creativity, relevancy and content that best emphasised messages in multimedia format of the three topics: Being a Good Online Citizen, Using Mobile Phones Wisely and Maintaining Your Privacy," said Lim.
"Video competitions such as the 'What's Your Story?' are very important in building awareness about Internet safety among the younger generations," she said. "The competition works as a unique tool to educate them in an interactive manner rather than the conventional text book methods. Besides that, it is also a key element in the Internet Safety for Kids and Families (ISKF) programme that emphasise education and instilling awareness about online safety among kids and families."
Malaysian government security agency CyberSecurity Malaysia chief executive officer, Lt Col (R) Prof Dato' Husin Jazri, said: "Cyber criminal activities are on the rise in Malaysia and the increasing rate is indeed disturbing. Therefore, it is crucial for everybody to collaborate, combat and mitigate the issue."
"The act of cyber crime starts at the very basic level where users are unaware of the threats they face online," said international security partnership IMPACT's (International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats') director, Philip Victor. "Clicking on malicious links and sharing of sensitive information on the Internet can put a user at risk. At this point, the immense availability of the Internet via mobile further elevates the risk of being a victim of cyber crime. IMPACT's partner, Trend Micro, has embarked on this noble effort to organise this competition in creating more awareness for our younger generations for a safer cyberspace experience."
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