Cyber crimes in Indian BPO sector significantly less: NASSCOM

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Bangalore, Jan 29 (UNI) In the backdrop of increase in the rate of cyber crimes in the BPO sector, the Indian BPO industry had taken several countersteps, including setting up of cyber crime labs and training police officers in dealing with such matters.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of release of NASSCOM - Everest study on the BPO industry, NASSCOM President Som Mittal said the industry had taken several preventive steps and the cyber crime rate related to the BPO industry was significantly low in India.

''We have initiated elaborate security measures that has not been taken anywhere in the world. This includes finger printing and sophisticated screening of laptop and other system codes,'' he said.

Mr Mittal said the proposed amendment to IT Act was most likely to come through in the coming Parliament session and this would give a further boost to ensure the industry took foolproof measures.

He said the culprits were arrested in almost all the cases reported in the country relating to cyber crime in the BPO sector and this showed the country's strength in tackling the menace.

Quarto Chairman and Managing Director Raman Roy said cyber frauds could happen always and it would be difficult to make the BPO industry completely foolproof.

''Last year losses incurred due to cyber fraud worldwide was at US Dollar ten billion, but the 'share' of India in it was significantly lower,'' he said.

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