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APEC Women Empowerment through Cybercrime-Free Workshop for Secure Online Trading in the 4th Industrial Revolution

COVER_224_PPWE_APEC Women Empowerment through Cybercrime-Free Workshop
Published Date February 2024
Type of Publication Reports
Publication Under SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE), Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE)
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Pages 57
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The growing usage of smart technology has facilitated online trading for small and medium-sized firms (SMEs). Consequently, cyber crimes such as financial fraud, phishing, e-commerce fraud, and love scams regularly target women. The APEC Women Free Cybercrime Workshop was created to empower women and enhance their entrepreneurial capabilities in the digital arena. A preliminary study was conducted before the workshop to assess the cybercrime awareness level among potential participants. The APEC Women Free Cybercrime Workshop was held on 12 and 13 September 2023 at Cititel Mid Valley Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The sessions provided in-depth discussions on securing online trading and covered topics such as cybercrime and threats, cyber laws, online attack demonstration, preventive measures, incident and emotion handling, and best practices. To evaluate the workshop's impact, pre and post-test assessments were conducted to measure the level of cybercrime awareness among participants. The findings from these tests have shown a significant improvement in cybercrime awareness  by the end of the workshop.