Kerala police to sensitise people on cyber security

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Kochi, Aug 6 (UNI) In view of the rising incidence of internet being used as a tool to commit crimes, the Kochi city police is embarking on a major initiative to sensitise people on cyber security.

A two-week-long Cyber Security Awareness programme, in collaboration with the Asian School of Cyber Laws and Cyber Prism Limited, would be organised from tomorrow to August 21, Kochi Police Commissioner Manoj Abraham told newspersons here today.

''The internet has become one of the major tools of crime in the world. There is a need to be aware of the pros and cons of internet usage,'' he said.

With August 7 being observed as the International Information Security Day, police had decided to kick off the programme from that day to help everyone realise how they could contribute in the prevention of cyber crime, he added.

A three-day cyber security exhibition 'Cyber Safe Kochi' would also be held from August 7 to 9 here.

Major IT firms, security agencies, mobile service providers, internet providers and nationalised and new generation banks would participate in the exhibition.

Seminars would also be held for bank managers, IT professionals, schools and colleges, government and police officials, besides meetings with residential associations and social organisations.

''The basic aim of the whole programme is to ensure that the lessons of cyber security/information security are passed on to all the users so that each individual person/company secures itself, so that a cyber safe world can be created,'' the commissioner added.

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