Seminar on Internet security at North South University

A Seminar on Internet security was organized by North South University ACM Student chapter on 14th December, 017. The chief guest of the seminar was Dr. Sadia Afroz, a research scientist of International Computer Science Institute (ICSI).

Her work focuses on anti-censorship, anonymity and adversarial learning. Her work on adversarial authorship attribution received the 2013 Privacy Enhancing Technology (PET) award and the 2014 ACM SIGSAC dissertation award.Her research interests include security, privacy and machine learning.

Dr. Sazzad Hossain, faculty sponsor of NSU ACM Student chapter together with other teachers of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department were also present on the seminar. While discussing about the security aspects of Internet users, Dr. Sadia Afroz compared the Internet users of Bangladesh with the Internet users of different countries from all over the world. She repeatedly highlighted the discrimination. She gave a clear idea about various types of internet security layers in the seminar.She mainly talked about the discrimination of anonymous users, and then briefly touched on how the same discrimination mechanisms discriminate against the users.

In addition to the students of North South University, students of BUET, IUT, IUB and MIST were also present. At the end of the seminar, Dr. Sadia Afroz answered interesting questions of the audience about internet security.

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