Talks On Cyber Crime

With increasing use of online systems and payment gateways in governance, the Odisha Government has launched a special drive to make people aware about cyber crime and the tips of avoiding possibility of falling victim to it.

Launching cyber crime awareness week today, Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy said, “In the digital world today, internet is the largest information exchange tool. Anybody in any part of the world is able to know about other’s personal data unless appropriate security precautions are taken. People irrespective of their educational background, need to be aware and remain safe against falling victim to cybercrimes”.

The criminals adopt different techniques like spam scams, malicious applications, click jacking, phishing etc. One can save himself/herself by being aware about “what not to do” in case of internet and online dealing.  

On this occasion Chief Secretary Mr.Tripathy launched a handbook on ‘Cyber Safety & Cyber Security’ along with leaflets and posters to be distributed in course of the campaign.

Mr.Tripathy said, “this campaign is being launched through joint collaboration of Government of India, Government of Odisha, IIIT, Bhubaneswar and  c-DAC Hyderabad. IIIT Bhubaneswar is working as the nodal center for these activities”.
Speaking on the occasion, Principal Secretary Home Sanjeev Chopra said, “Cyber space is a mirror of the real world and its expanding rapidly day by day”.

He added, cybercrime could be curtailed through user’s awareness and tracking of the cyber criminals.

Government is spreading its network for apprehending cybercrime. Citizens can add to this by keeping themselves safe through awareness and informing police as and when they come across any suspect.  
Director IIIT Prof Gopal Nayak appraised that in the preparatory phase of the campaign around 70 awareness and engagement camps were organized in different educational institutions.  One training camp for Resource Persons had also been conducted in IIIT, Bhubaneswar. These resource persons would impart training at different places and educational institutions.

Prof Debashish Jena of IIT and coordinator of awareness drive said, “In the first phase, the twin city of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar have been taken up for this awareness drive on pilot basis. Around 75 awareness camps and demonstrations have been planned”. The drive may be extended to other cities on the basis of its impact and people’s feedback.
Replying to a Media query after the meeting, IG Crime Brach Amitendranath Sinha said, “Presently four specialized cyber police stations are operating in the State. Some more are in pipe line. Apart from that every police station would be empowered to deal with the cybercrime. They will be provided with necessary training and technological support. Movement against cybercrime will be taken up at a large scale in coming days”.  

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