Friday, July 24, 2020

Nepal's cyber security risk has not decreased

Nepal's cyber security risk has not decreased

Experts have said that the risk of cyber security is increasing in Nepal due to lack of adequate precautions. Speaking at a virtual panel discussion titled 'Belt Your Data' organized by Women in Big Data, Narayan Koirala, managing director of cyber security firm Eminence Wage, said that the risk of data breach could not be reduced due to lack of adequate vigilance.

Koirala, a cyber security expert, said, ‘Data security and data brewing are growing in Nepal. Although data security has improved compared to the past, cyber security risks have evolved to another level. '

Similarly, advocate Pravin Subedi, who has been advocating for information and communication technology law, said that the practice of implementing data law in Nepal is the best in Asia. According to him, Nepal is making good efforts in the implementation of such laws and praised the government. He noted the need to be aware of data protection laws and regulations at the grassroots level, as well as to be aware of the security and confidentiality of data.

Similarly, Dobhan Rai, a data scientist and education coordinator, said that data security was as important as a mask to prevent covid 19. "Everyone needs to keep their data safe and prevent potential theft," she said.

The virtual event held on Sunday was attended by 125 people. What is data in that program ?, How does data breach ?, How to prevent data breach? Experts also discussed the current state of data security in Nepal.

Women in Big Data was established in 2015 with the aim of attracting women in the field of big data and analytics. Meanwhile, the Nepal Chapter of Garsh Woman in Big Data has opened. This community organization has been inspiring women to develop their careers by involving them in the field of Big Data.

How strong or weak is your password? Check it out like this

Of course, you may have many accounts online. You may have different passwords for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Mobile Wallet, Internet Banking, Gmail and other accounts.

You may think that the password in those accounts is very strong, which no one can hack. But have you ever checked, how strong are the passwords you use in your online account?

If you haven't checked yet, today we are going to tell you about the tools that can help you know how secure and strong your password is.

Generally, a length of 10 characters is considered sufficient for a strong password. However, the important thing to remember here is that the longer the password, the harder it is for the hacker to crack it. So don't be shy about having a 20 to 30 character password.

Also, make it a habit to change your password every three to four months, no matter how strong your password is.


Nord provides users with a free online password testing tool. With it, you can check if the password you have or are about to keep in your online accounts is strong.

As far as you know, if your password is strong, hackers will not be able to easily access your important and confidential data. It also allows you to create strong passwords.

It checks how strong any password is based on its length, uppercase-lowercase (uppercase and lowercase letters), symbols, numbers, etc.

It can even estimate how long a password can be cracked by a hacker. You do not need to download any software or app to check the strength of the password here. You can check the password by going to Nordpass's website by clicking here. Click here if you want to create a strong password.

UIC Academy

You can also use the UIC Academic Computing and Communication Centre's website to check your password strength. Here you can find tips on how to keep a strong password for your account.

Click here to access UIC's password checker tool.

It also helps you to know the difference between strong and weak passwords. You don't even have to log in to check your password. Also, passwords are tested on your computer, so you don't even have to worry about sending your information online.

If you are still not convinced, you can test your password by changing it slightly or by keeping it as a sample. After opening the website, as soon as you put the password in the password checker, it indicates whether your password is weak or strong.

The feature of this website is that it explains the effects associated with every aspect of your password. This will help you to create a strong password.

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