‘A greater role for NGOs in cyber crime awareness’

April 30, 2014 11:57 am | Updated May 21, 2016 01:53 pm IST - CHENNAI:

Every minute, on an average, nearly 80 people in India fall prey to some form of cyber crime and the awareness initiatives in place to prevent them are not enough, Governor K. Rosaiah said here on Tuesday.

Mr. Rosaiah was quoting statistics from a Norton-Symantec study on internal security in our country as part of his address at the 10 anniversary celebrations of Cyber Society of India, an NGO working for awareness on cyber security, held in T Nagar.

Further quoting the study, the Governor added that, across the globe, India tops in cases of spam attacks, and stands third in cases of computer virus attacks and overall cyber threats. “In such a scenario, NGOs like Cyber Society of India have a greater role to play to create awareness among people on the nuances of cyber crimes and the deep impact it can cause,” Mr. Rosaiah added.

The anniversary celebrations were marked by a one-day workshop on cyber crimes and e-security which was inaugurated in the morning by the Governor. R.K. Raghavan, former director of CBI, speaking on the subject ‘Information Security and E-Governance’, made the point that the more cyber crime is neglected, the more vicious it becomes.

John Rose, assistant commissioner (cyber cell), Central Crime Branch of the city police, elaborated the cyber crimes prevalent in the Banking, Financial services and Insurance (BFSI) sector.

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