Raffles Institution (2012 Doors to Diplomacy Project ID 7308)
We estimate 4 student(s) from 16 to 18 will work on this entry.
Description of Our Team: Darren T., Han Min P., Yilin L. and Clarence S.
Project Description: “If you think technology can solve your security problems, then you don't understand the problems and you don't understand the technology.” - Bruce Schneier, global expert on cybersecurity
The key aim of our project is to educate the people around the world about the importance of cybersecurity and the growing threat our cyberspace faces in the 21st century. Nowadays, many of us are connected to the Internet and it forms a vital part of our life. Due to the increasing connectivity to the Internet, the threat of cyberattacks grows equally as much.
We explore the various types of cyberattacks and the importance of cybersecurity from various perspectives: political, economic and individual. Additionally, we also explore how various international organisations are coming together to combat the threat of cyberattacks and what the Singapore Government and private sectors are doing to ensure Singapore’s cybersecurity.
Most importantly, we look at limitations of what the so-called cybersecurity “professionals” can do to mitigate cybersecurity threats, and we explain what each individual can do to protect himself/herself from the growing threat of cyberattacks. The key message of our project is that cybersecurity is a collective issue which concerns everyone of us, hence everybody has a part to play in ensuring the global cybersecurity. We believe that cybersecurity is just like ensuring the security of neighbourhoods: police patrols the area for criminals like thieves while each household has their own security measures to prevent breaking in.