Last week, from March 4th to 9th, six people who represent diverse backgrounds and are members of CGE Erfurt e.V. got an opportunity to visit Emphasys Centre and learn about Internet Security. Do you want to know more about their experience?
Emphasys Centre is a leading organisation in Cyprus that focuses on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) education, research and training. The training is a continuation of a partnership between CGE-Erfurt and Emphasys Centre.
During the training, which also included Polish and Croatian participants, the group discussed General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679 – GDPR) and ways that individuals, as well as organisations, can protect themselves in the online world. From all the content presented, the participants would like to share the following tips:
This may sound grim, but there are several solutions a person can use to better protect him/herself and their personal data. Our participants would suggest the following ones:
During the week, the participants also got an opportunity to explore different sights of Cyprus. Understanding history of the island and the current political climate was intriguing. They were able to visit numerous cities and one of the highlights was a visit to a local village Omodos and the super beautiful vineyard of Ktima Gerolemo (group picture). In Omodos, they tasted local cheese, olives, wine, and other delicious snacks. Besides that, a bike tour to see more of beautiful Cyprus was also a great adventure for the participants and brought them closer to the rich cultural history of this alluring island country. An evening in a typical tavern was also an amazing experience for the participants as they were able to spend time with another, share stories and get an insight in local cuisine.
All the participants and organisers were thrilled to have such a collaboration and are filled with ideas for further partnerships in the field of Internet Security and ICT.