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“Planning, Training and Discipline are key to counter Cyber Crimes”

– ‘Rajasthan Cybercomm 2020’ organized by FICCI –

Jaipur. Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) in partnership with Rajasthan Police organized ‘Rajasthan Cybercomm 2020’ in Hotel Marriott, Jaipur. The aim of the event was to understand the cause, impact and securities related to the emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, M2M etc.,

Addressing the house during the inaugural session, Anil Paliwal, IPS, Additional Director General of Police, ATS and SOG, Government of Rajasthan emphasized that planning, training and discipline essential to counter cyber crime and said,“Technology is affecting all of us in a big way and it has penetrated deep even in the villages. It is good that we are reaping fruits of technology however at the same time it has created big challenges in front of us. Growing incidents of Cyber crimes are one of them.” He also said, “Cyber crime is ever evaluating subject, so to deal with it, there are two important aspects “discipline and awareness” to be taken care of.”

Hailing combined efforts Paliwal said, “We all need to put constant efforts adopting new technologies as the criminals also work smarter.”  He urged Government Department and private organizations to spread awareness till village level. He also advised that if companies can use CSR spending to raise awareness at grass root level, it will be a great assistance towards the cause.

Presenting the keynote address, Mr. SharatKaviraj, IPS, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Government of Rajasthan shared details of various IT initiatives taken up by Rajasthan Police and how the procedure in police working is shifting from paper board to desktop based and now mobile based. He also shared the planning of ‘one sim – one phone – one crime’ project in which whenever there is crime reported from one sim or one phone and the same would be blocked for forever.

He also shared awareness on various types of cyber crimes including identify theft like email spoofing, common ATM frauds, Intellectual Property Crimes, Cyber Defamation, Cloning of ATM, Cyber Stalking etc. and mentioned that to overcome this we need active collaboration among industry, security agencies and common man.

Welcoming the august gathering, Dr. Ajay Data, Co-Chair, ICT and Digital Economy Committee, FICCI and Founder, Data Ingenious Global Limited said, “When dreaming of Digital India, Secured India is very important step to be taken.” According to him, fight against cyber crime is multi stakeholder affair and only Police, IT People or Hardware Devices cannot help. All of the stakeholders have to work together because domain knowledge sharing and awareness is very important and therefore we have to fill the awareness gap and work together and collaborate for not just Digital India but Secure India.

During his address on “Cyber security and Privacy – A fine line for security agencies to trade”, Prof. Rajat Moona, Director, IIT – Bhilai talked about how cyber crime has changed over the years. Taking exampleof phishing attacks where people fall victims and give away secret information and how text-to-speech and speech recognition technologies are also being used for security breach.He stated that investigation agencies need to be trained for cyber privacy and cyber security and therefore it is high time to find out the mechanism to move forward.

Presenting a vote of thanks, Ms. Sarika Gulyani, Director and Head, ICT and Digital Economy Division, FICCI emphasized about the crucial need of generating awareness about the cyber security and multi stakeholder collaborative efforts required for fighting against the cyber crime. She said that today’s event is a step ahead in the same direction and will provide opportunities to the different stakeholders to understand the security challenges associated with new-age technologies and identify the key areas of combating against cyber crimes.

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