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2017 Internet Security Conference: people's key role in online security

China2017-09-13

At the 2017 Internet Security Conference in Beijing, the focus wasn't so much on technology, but what on regular web users can do to make cyberspace safer. With so much money being invested in cyber security and anti-virus software, it's often absent-minded behavior or ignorance which is to blame for online security breaches, experts attending the event said. There are three billion web users in the world but many still haven’t realized the importance of cyber security, said Benjamin Kunz Mejri, a German IT security specialist. Our everyday lives are becoming more and more dependent on the Internet, which is good news for cyber criminals, said Zhou Hongyi, CEO of 360, a cyber security services company. He said criminals or even terrorists can target loopholes to attack. "It will deeply influence your real lives," he said, adding that everybody has the responsibility to learn the skills to protect themselves. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has recently issued new regulations to tighten security online. It requests real name registration to post in forums and for admins of online groups to take full responsibility for content published. Deputy director of CAC, Yang Xiaowei, said the new regulations aim to clamp down on illegal acts online to keep the Internet in China a safer place. The Internet Security Conference brings together cyber security experts from think tanks and security representatives from around the world to share their expertise and ideas. It is the largest such security event ever held in Asia. (CGTN)

At the 2017 Internet Security Conference in Beijing, the focus wasn't so much on technology, but what on regular web users can do to make cyberspace safer.

With so much money being invested in cyber security and anti-virus software, it's often absent-minded behavior or ignorance which is to blame for online security breaches, experts attending the event said.

There are three billion web users in the world but many still haven’t realized the importance of cyber security, said Benjamin Kunz Mejri, a German IT security specialist.

Our everyday lives are becoming more and more dependent on the Internet, which is good news for cyber criminals, said Zhou Hongyi, CEO of 360, a cyber security services company.

He said criminals or even terrorists can target loopholes to attack. "It will deeply influence your real lives," he said, adding that everybody has the responsibility to learn the skills to protect themselves.

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has recently issued new regulations to tighten security online.

It requests real name registration to post in forums and for admins of online groups to take full responsibility for content published.

Deputy director of CAC, Yang Xiaowei, said the new regulations aim to clamp down on illegal acts online to keep the Internet in China a safer place.

The Internet Security Conference brings together cyber security experts from think tanks and security representatives from around the world to share their expertise and ideas. It is the largest such security event ever held in Asia.

(CGTN)

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