70% Growth In Cyber Crimes

70%-Growth-In-Cyber-CrimesCyber crimes cases in India have increased by 70 percent in 2014 compared to 2013 thanks to increase in broadband and Internet connections.

Speaking at the inauguration of Ground Zero Summit, 2015, Rajnath Singh said, “Cases related to cyber crime have increased by 70 percent in the year 2014 as compared to the year 2013. There was an increase of about 64 percent in the year 2013 as compared to the year 2012.”

“Cyber world is the fifth dimension of security along with the earlier dimensions of security i.e. land, air, water and space. The crimes related to cyber world can be multi-layered, multi-location, multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-legal, that’s why it is difficult to investigate and reach to the criminal,” added Rajnath Singh.

The four-day summit is being organized to deliberate upon various issues related to cyber security challenges emerging due to the latest technological developments.

Rajnath Singh said that ‘Cyber Terrorism’ is a big danger in the world along with cyber crime and cyber security experts need to be alert specially towards the online radicalization.

The union home minister also said that cyber security needs to be ensured for the success of the initiatives taken by the prime minister, such as Digital India, Make in India and Smart Cities.

Addressing the audience, Alok Joshi, chairman, National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) suggested that a National Cyber Registry should be created as a repository of IT professionals. The repository envisions identification of a talent pool and, through sustained efforts could assist professionals to enhance respective domain knowledge.

The eminent experts to address the summit include Air Marshal SB Deo, chief, Western Air Command; Dr Gulshan Rai, National Cyber Security Coordinator and Dr KD Nayak, DG, DRDO.

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