Include cyber-crimes in charter of Committee on Phone Frauds: FICCI-EY report
NEW DELHI, 30 May 2018: Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Mr. S. S. Ahluwalia, today cautioned against indiscreet use of the internet as it was fraught with grave threats of cyber-attacks, thereby depriving the user of precious data and loss of privacy.
Inaugurating FICCI's conference on Homeland Security-2018 on the theme 'Cyber Crime Management', in association with Vivekananda International Foundation, Mr. Ahluwalia advised self-regulation and exercise of utmost care in uploading and downloading information from the Net as any indiscretion would lead to involuntarily aiding the cyber criminals in their malicious intent. In this context, he called for training people and creating professionals trained in ethical hacking to counter the designs of the cyber criminals.
On the occasion, Minister Ahluwalia released the FICCI-EY report on 'Confronting the New-Age Cybercriminal: Disrupting the web of crime'.
National Cyber Security Coordinator, National Security Council Secretariat, Mr. Gulsan Rai, called upon industry professionals to put their heads together to design a framework and systems to test whether the processes were resulting in doing the job efficiently.
He underlined the need for government, industry and other stakeholders to come together to evolve standards and guidelines on the use of systems to ward off cyber-attacks and create internal security systems to suit the country's needs.
Director Vivekananda International Foundation& former Deputy National Security Adviser, Dr. Arvind Gupta, suggested that India would do well to protect itself from the growing menace of cyber-crime through a series of measures. These include review of the criminal justice system, greater investment in cyber-crime management, creation of indigenous security products, laying down extensive testing infrastructure, greater contribution in setting security standards at international fora, legally empowering the national coordinator to deal with security issues and higher spending by industry on R&D.
FICCI President, Mr. Rashesh Shah, while lauding the work being done by the government to create digital infrastructure in the country, stressed the need for a robust mechanism to tackle the menace of cyber-crime. He suggested proactive cyber patrolling and monitoring of everything digital.
Mr. Rahul Rishi, Partner, Advisory Services, EY, said that to confront to the new age cyber criminals, a well thought and effective cybercrime management strategy needs to be devised. If the law enforcement agencies have to win this battle, there is a need for a paradigm shift in the approach to policing. The focus needs to shift from conventional to contemporary methods with the right blend of upskilling and upgrading the three pillars? people, processes and technology. Predictive policing is needed to disrupt the expanding web of crime.
Mr. Rahul Chaudhry, Chair, FICCI Committee on Homeland Security & CEO, Tata Power SED, also shared his perspective on the subject.
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