Odisha: Cyber Safety Awareness Week Kicks Off

Bhubaneswar: In order to create awareness among general public on various cyber security threats, the E&IT Dept has launched a week long awareness drive.

Chief Secretary inaugurated the drive today in presence of E&IT Department Secretary and other officials.

Tripathy said, “People irrespective of their educational background, need to be aware and remain safe against falling victim to cybercrimes. The criminals adopt different techniques like spam scams, malicious applications, click jacking and phishing.”

One can save himself or herself by being aware about “what not to do” in case of internet and online dealing, the Chief Secretary added.

Home Department Principal Secretary Sanjeev Chopra said, “Cyber space is a mirror of the real world and its expanding rapidly day by day”.

Cybercrime could be curtailed through user’s awareness and tracking of the cyber criminals. The Government is spreading its network for apprehending cybercriminals. Citizens can add to this by keeping themselves safe through awareness and informing police as and when they come across any suspect, Chopra added.

Electronic and IT Principal Secretary Manoj Mishra said, “Taking precaution becomes possible only when one is aware about various types of cybercrime. The present campaign has been launched to create a State-wide movement against cybercrime. In this campaign various practical demonstrations would be shown to people, students and youths”.

On the occasion, Tripathy launched a handbook on cyber safety and cyber security along with leaflets and posters to be distributed in course of the campaign.

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