International Computer Security Day brings debates on Internet fraud and Fake News

The 2018 edition of the International Computer Security Day (DISI) will have as theme “Virtual scams, real scams”, addressing the main types of fraud that can be suffered on the web. The event is free and will happen in the National Confederation of Trade Workers (CNTC), in Brasília-DF, on August 30th. Conducted by the Brazilian National Research and Educational Network (RNP), through its Security Incident Response Center (CAIS), at each edition, DISI addresses issues of great interest to the end users of computers, in order to promote good practices in security of information.

This year, debates about the various types of attacks and threats on the internet, which can cause both financial and personal losses, are highlights of the programme. Topics include hijacking information, stealing financial information online, exposing personal information, and sharing fake news. In this way, the lectures will also guide users on how to avoid further harm to these threats.

Fake News

With the democratization of Internet access, the power of users to generate any kind of content and share it instantaneously has caused the repercussions of Fake News to grow at an alarming rate. A recent study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) reported that fake news spread 70% faster than real news and reach far more users. During DISI, experts will bring information to the public about this issue as well as new methods to fight fake news.

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2018 Edition of the International Computer Security Day (DISI)
Theme: Internet Frauds – Virtual scams, real scams

Location: National Confederation of Trade Workers (CNTC) - Bloco C - Lote 65, Sgas W5 - Brasília, DF, 70390-020

Date: August 30th

All lectures will be broadcast in real time and will later on be available at the DISI Portal: disi.rnp.br