Scotland’s OSP Cyber Academy and the Arab International Cybersecurity Conference unite to achieve Guinness World Record – 1550 complete Internet Safety lesson in 24 hours.
OSP Cyber Academy and the Arab International Cybersecurity Conference today announce they have set a new Guinness World Record for the ‘Most People to Take an Online Internet Safety Lesson in 24 hours’.
The record was set during the Arab International Cybersecurity (AISC) Conference in Bahrain, where 1550 people from 44 countries completed the lesson in 24 hours, turning the day into the world’s largest ever cybersecurity training event.
AICS is Bahrain’s largest cybersecurity event, bringing together government regulators, industry professionals, and solution providers to discuss and develop plans to secure their cyber and IT infrastructure. The event took place on 5th & 6th December and had a space dedicated to the Guinness World Record attempt, which was opened by Shaikh Salman bin Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, CEO, National Cybersecurity Centre, Bahrain.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have achieved a place in the prestigious Guinness World Records. Our achievement has helped educate over 1500 people on internet safety, arming them with the knowledge and skills to spot malicious activity online. Digital is the backbone of every industry worldwide, but criminals see this as an opportunity to launch cyberattacks and harm people. Only through education and awareness can we deter these threat actors. We are delighted that our Guinness World Record achievement has helped take us one step further in winning this fight. We look forward to embarking on more Guinness World Record attempts in the future, working to drive more awareness and further support our mission of Bahrain to become the number one global cyber superpower,” said Shaikh Salman bin Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, CEO, National Cybersecurity Centre, Bahrain.
The Internet Safety lesson was created by OSP Cyber Academy, one of Scotland’s leading providers of cybersecurity training. The lesson provided participants with valuable insight into the techniques cybercriminals use to exploit internet users and organisations, as well as providing advice on how to recognise scams and protect against them.
“Cybercrime affects everyone today. It’s not just an issue for businesses, if you are on the internet, then you are a target. By achieving this Guinness World Record we have helped to educate more internet users on online safety – but in the most fun and imaginative way possible. We need to do more of these engaging tournaments to get more people thinking about their safety online. I am delighted that we have managed to achieve this Guinness World Record. We only needed to train 500 individuals to achieve the title, but we tripled our target. What a success,” said Thomas McCarthy, CEO of OSP Cyber Academy.