Rajnath calls for global effort to check cyber

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New Delhi, Mar 14 (UNI) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called upon the Police Forces and Security Agencies of various countries to collaborate and defeat the threats posed by cyber crimes.

Inaugurating the two-day Asia-Pacific Regional Conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) here, Mr Singh said the Indian Government has taken digitalization to a new level by providing digital based services in many sectors to its countrymen. Across the world cyber-dependency has become widespread today.
This has increased vulnerability to attacks against both civilian and military infrastructures, he added.

“In the fast changing technology world, computer based technologies are being increasingly used in various activities ranging from simple home security system to complex nuclear power plants or space programmes”, the Minister said.

“The cyber-dependency has become widespread today. This has increased vulnerability to attacks against both civilian and military infrastructures”, he added.

The Home Minister said that governments, defence forces, corporations, financial institutions, utility services, hospitals and other businesses collect, process and store a great deal of sensitive information on systems and transmit data across networks which safety and security is a prime concern for all stakeholder as the growing volume and sophistication of cyber attacks as each one of us is required to protect sensitive information and to safeguard national security.

Mr Singh further said that Cyber Crime has become an industry and many cyber crimes related tools and techniques are being offered as services and even novice criminal with limited investments of money can afford to have such services at his disposal.

The increase in digitization of the financial services with inadequate attention to setting up of robust process, controls and monitoring mechanisms has given new age fraudsters the opportunity to exploit these gaps leading to new types of financial crimes, he added.

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