New Delhi. 11 March,2016. Setting up an Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) to fight against cyber crimes in the country, is the need of the hour.
The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that cyber crime is the biggest challenge these days with the development and access to technology across the globe. The main problem with cyber crime is detection and prosecution, as it is faceless and borderless, he stressed while inaugurating ‘8th International Security Summit,’ organised by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
He said that the cyber space is being used to radicalise the minds of youth. He said the Expert Group constituted in the Ministry of Home Affairs to prepare a roadmap for effectively tackling cyber crimes in the country. He said that with the increasing inter-connectivity in the world, the challenges will come and we must find ways to tackle these challenges and address the security loopholes in the networks..
With the advancement of technology the criminals are now using sophisticated and innovative means. ASSOCHAM lauds the Centers proactive efforts to curb this menace, but understands that it needs proper planned action and interactions with the concerned stakeholders on ongoing basis, said Sunil Kanoria President ASSOCHAM.
India’s internal security remains a major area of concern, constantly facing growing challenges to its internal security arising from cybercrimes, physical crimes, economic frauds, insurgency, cross border developments. It is the duty and function of the state to ensure the safety of its citizens, organizations and institutions against threats to their well-being as well as the traditional functions of law and order. With more than half the global population today living in urban areas, safe city is increasingly being considered essential in ensuring secure living and prosperity, said Kanoria. Cyber threat requires greater focus in implementation of preventive, detective and planned / rehearsed response, said Kanoria.
Other Speakers who also spoke during the conference were Richard Verma, Ambassador of USA to India, Dinesh K. Pillai, CEO, Mahindra Special Services Group, Siddhartha Gupta, Head of Strategic Industries, SAP India, Manoj Gupta, Chairman, MKU and D.S. Rawat, Secretary General, ASSOCHA