I attended a workshop by Anu about Understanding and Countering Fake News and found it a useful and practical course. The real-life case studies are very engaging. A great presentation style with lots of opportunities to discuss and ask questions makes it very dynamic and practicable.
The fake news workshop by Anuradha was truly insightful. It made me realise that even as a seasoned professional in the information technology industry, I too was at risk of believing fake news. What is more, the workshop equipped me with skills to understand the fake news phenomenon in different contexts - particularly the Singaporean context.
Dr. Rao explained to us the importance of cyber security very clearly while we've been struggling to find a balance for our 9 year's old child's online time. Especially during the pandemic children are not allowed real contacts and spend quite a lot of time online, many parents can benefit from guidance and tools that CyberCognizanz provides for practical solutions. Dr. Rao gave us an example of creating a "Screen Contract " to write with our child, that let her frame and understand family boundaries that keep her safe.
I worked with Anu as part of a small research team that supported community activists researching in India as part of a programme sponsored by IDRC and delivered by NTU in Singapore. We were the academics, with Anu working mostly directly and frequently with the team in India. The project was very successful and the outputs and outputs worthwhile. We worked together for three years and throughout this time she was an exemplary and conscientious researcher, showing considerable insight and understanding of the various communities and issues.
Dr Anu’s classes were my first entry to knowledge about cybercrime. Dr Anu not only taught me about the types of cybercrimes online and worldwide, she also gave a holistic overview about the institutions and factors in relation to cybercrime. Through her class, I honed my critical thinking skills and I am able to analyse how the development and vulnerabilities of technology have allowed online crimes to happen. Additionally, I was able to maintain a sociological perspective and make the link between online crimes and offline sociality, policies and enforcement. For example, I am able to understand how lack of cyber hygiene in the offline space as well as the limits of laws and enforcement in the online space all contribute to online hacking. Her classes were very insightful, to say the least, and they have sparked my interest in cybercrime as a whole.
Join one of her classes! I’m sure every session will be eye-opening— I say this from experience!