01 Mar 2019
As part of CSA’s efforts to reach a wider audience, the Cyber Savvy Machine Pop-Up has been making rounds at one library a month since November 2018. It is stationed at the Central Public Library throughout March 2019.
The Pop-Up is an interactive experience that aims to cultivate good cyber hygiene among internet users. Library-goers can participate in an interactive quiz on the Cyber Savvy Machine and pick up cyber tips from the information panels and flyers. By answering five simple cybersecurity questions correctly, participants will receive a small prize. The information panels and flyers remind library-goers to:
- Use an anti-virus software
- Use strong passwords and enable two-factor authentication (2FA)
- Spots signs of phishing
- Update their software ASAP
Since its inception, the machine has registered almost 20,000 attempts with a constant stream of people lining up to attempt the quiz on weekends. It is encouraging to see library-goers brushing up their cybersecurity knowledge by studying the information panels and the recommended list of books on cybersecurity.
Nanyang Polytechnic student ambassadors have been supporting this initiative by showcasing their cyber savvy game one Saturday a month. The game requires participants to answer cybersecurity-related questions to stop bombs from destroying a city. The student ambassadors will also help interested library-goers conduct non-intrusive mobile phone health checks by scanning their phones to check for possible connections to malicious websites.
The Pop-Up has made its appearance at various libraries islandwide including Jurong Regional Library, Woodlands Regional Library, Bedok Public Library and Ang Mo Kio Public Library. It will continue to make its rounds to different public libraries until October 2019. Like our GoSafeOnline Facebook page (http://facebook.com/gosafeonline) to receive updates on the Pop-Up’s whereabouts, and head over to test just how cyber savvy you are!