MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
20 March 2021, 09:03
Volunteers of the CyberMoscow project help the capital’s non-profit organizations to conduct online events, and also explain how to avoid becoming a victim of fraudsters.
More than four thousand volunteers joined the CyberMoscow project last year. They help nonprofits run online and offline events, secure online campaigns, and launch their own projects.
“Cyber volunteers actively help youth NGOs, volunteer and patriotic youth organizations to set up the correct work with the Network, during forum campaigns they are responsible for the safe use of personal data of participants. This became especially important during the work with call centers of the #WeVeTogether campaign. The cyber volunteers were faced with the task of protecting the information received from citizens who called the hotline, and they coped with it perfectly, ”says Grigory Pashchenko, head of the CyberMoscow project.
In addition, cyber volunteers are engaged in the prevention of Internet threats. In 2020, they identified over 150 fraudulent sites. If users doubt whether it is possible to trust certain sites and services, they can contact the participants of the CyberMoscow project at in social networks… A volunteer will promptly come to the rescue, who will tell you what to look for and what to do in order not to become a victim of scammers.
The project participants also come up with their own initiatives. For example, in February, the Kind Card program was launched in metropolitan colleges and universities. Its author is one of the CyberMoscow participants, Orkhan Davletov.
“The number of bank card holders and, accordingly, users of the online banking system is increasing every day. On the one hand, it is convenient, but fraudsters, even with basic banking knowledge and social engineering skills, can easily steal money from someone else’s card. Today in Moscow there are no specialized structures or projects that would be actively involved in combating this problem. Our project was just created in order to teach citizens the rules of safety when making payments on the Internet, as well as to accept their requests and help to draw up applications to law enforcement agencies, ”says Orkhan Davletov, the head of the“ Good Card ”project.
Kind Card is a series of online and offline master classes on banking and financial security. Participants are taught the basics of legal and financial literacy, as well as working with electronic payments and cryptocurrencies. At the master classes, you can also learn about the most popular software products and gadgets for making transfers, electronic payments and purchases using virtual payments. Information about open lectures, in which everyone can take part, is posted on the project pages in in social networks.
CyberMoscow is one of the city’s youth projects, the participants of which train users to work safely on the Internet. Last year, the project hosted more than 100 online events: cybersecurity webinars, live broadcasts on social networks and online conferences.
Anyone can become a cyber volunteer, for this it is enough to leave an application in the official public of the CyberMoscow project on the social network “In contact with”.
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