Youthled Digital Rights Talk in Pogradec – A focus on cybersecurity

Youthled Digital Rights Talk in Pogradec – A focus on cybersecurity

Youthled Digital Rights Talk in Pogradec – A focus on cybersecurity

The National Digital Rights Festival stops in Pogradec!

Our Digital Rights and Cyber Security Ambassadors, Bora Pano and Piro Visho, led a Digital Rights Talk in their city, Pogradec, with a focus on key aspects of cybersecurity and protection in the digital world.

The two ambassadors emphasized the importance and introduced principles of cyber security, while elaborating on ransomware, spyware, phishing, smishing, vishing, whaling and farming, and viruses, and spyware. They also presented an overview of major cyberattacks in Albania, and the repercussions of such attacks.

Finally, Bora and Piro, took participants into navigating a phishing attack, emphasizing the type of data, amount that can be retrieved, and the possible damages to the person subject of the attack.

The National Digital Rights aims to empower civil society organizations in addressing digital rights and cyber security issues, as well as empower young people to protect themselves from the dangers of internet and become aware of their digital rights how to protect and practice them. To do so, through the project nine local civil society organizations from Shkoder, Pogradec, Tirane, and Vlore and Fier have been trained on digital rights principles and cybersecurity. A digital toolkit will be developed to help CSOs in Albania address such issues in a structured manner.

The project introduces the novel approach of Digital Rights and Cybersecurity Ambassadors, who are youth coming from the cities where the project is being implemented, and whose knowledge and capacities are further developed through a tailored mentorship program.

These ambassadors will serve as liaisons to their peers, families, and teachers, to further disseminate and raise awareness on digital rights and cyber security. They will drive and host YouthLed Digital Rights talks in their cities. The project will bring together as a culmination of the festival, stakeholders, ambassadors, the larger donor community in Shkoder, to jointly create an understanding on digital rights and cybersecurity and means of intervention and approach.

The National Festival of Digital Rights is supported by the regional project “SMART Balkans – Civil Society for Common Values in the Western Balkans” implemented by the Center for the Promotion of Civil Society (CPCD), the Institute for Democracy and Mediation, and the Center for Research and Policymaking (CRPM) with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway.

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