Cyber Safety And Security Awarness Week Kicks Off In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Ministry of Home Affairs, Information and Technology Department of Odisha Government, IIIT, CDAC and several other organisations are observing the Cyber Safety and Security Awarenees Week from January 6. The event was launched by Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy here on Monday.

Under aegis of this event, seminars will be held in the Capital City and other parts of the state to sensitise stakeholders working in the IT and related fields. Around 70 odd schools will participate in the programme from Odisha.

The programme covers awareness creation among private company employees, police personnel, government employees, bankers and other stakeholders. “The general public needs to be sensitised about cyber security and how to keep themselves away from fruadsters. The points discussed during the seminars will be printed in the form of literature and distributed on several medium for public awareness,” Tripathy said.

“Odisha Government is a pioneer in implementation of technology in several fields. We use information and technology in most areas for governance and reaching out to people. At the same time, cyber vulnerability of these applications needs to be checked on regular occcasions,” Tripathy added.

Speaking on the sidelines of the event, Crime Branch DIG, AN Sinha said that crimes related to the virtual world is a new form of crime all togther. Capacity building is very essential to combat these form of crime. The Crime Branch is working towards training police officials across the State to face crimes of such nature.

“We have already conducted many programmes to train our officers and many more are in the pipeline. Most important aspect to dealing with cyber crime is detection and investigation. This programme will be helping people different fields including the police to deal with cyber crimes” Sinha added.

Asit Tripathy, Chief Secretary, Odisha

AN Sinha, DIG, Crime Branch

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