Intramural Lecture on “Design Thinking – An Out of the Box Strategy to Solve Problems” & “Cybercrime”

Date(s) - 08/03/2019
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

PG Auditorium


Intramural Lecture on “Design Thinking – An Out of the Box Strategy to Solve Problems” on 08.03.2019 by Dr. J. Jeba Emilyn, Associate Professor, IT Department & “Cybercrime”  by Mr. J. Gokulraj, Assistant Professor, IT Department

Design thinking is a methodology for creative problem solving.  The basic idea is that design can be applied to all sorts of problems and challenges, and because these problems are complex and multi-faceted, creative approaches to solving them are essential. Over the decades, design thinking has existed as a practice for solving problems and the reason that it consistently proves itself as a route to solving tough problems is that it always keeps humans at the center. Design thinking finds its application across a variety of professions. From sports, education and research to business, information technology, healthcare, management and design, design thinking is widely used by professionals around the globe.
Over the past ten years, crime (traditionally based in the world of physical goods) has been increasingly making its way into the world of information. Crime is evolving; since the days when goods were transported by stagecoach, robbery has changed to keep up, even to our modern-day equivalent-credit and debit cards. Internet credit card number theft has become a well-recognized danger. Recently though, whole new information markets have opened up as playing fields for computer criminals. However, only a small fraction of computer break- ins are detected, and, additionally, statistics on computer crime are mostly unavailable. Thus, the amount of damage caused by computer crime is, although recognized to be increasing dramatically, unknown. The most common forms of computer crime reported to government include child pornography, fraud, and e-mail abuse. Even more disturbing are new forms of cyber-terrorism made possible by the large amount of the physical machinery now operated by computers. The government has been looking into ways of curbing all these types of crimes; there are some laws on the books and more being considered. Punishment aside, preventing computer crime is important. Safeguards against computer crime may come in the form of limiting access to the information to be protected, using encryption to ensure privacy and integrity, and educating the public about security issues. After all, it is impossible to eliminate all technical loopholes.

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