'Cyber Crimes Rising at an Alarming Rate'

Published: 22nd August 2015 04:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd August 2015 04:22 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI: The eighth edition of the International Cyber Security Conference (COCON), which witnessed discussions on various topics related to cyber security, concluded here on Friday.

Governor Justice P Sathasivam, who was the chief guest at the valedictory function, said cyber crimes were increasing at an alarming rate, and called for strict  measures to tackle the situation.  According to him, cyber crime and cyber terrorism were increasing at an annual rate of 107 per cent in the country. He said that some of the cyber attacks were physical in nature.

He said the COCON would help the Kerala police counter all kinds of cyber attacks effectively. “There are gaps in the law to prevent privacy and to protect the rights of internet users. When hacking takes  place from foreign countries, the law enforcement agencies have limitations in taking action. The debate over making the ‘right to privacy’ a fundamental right has now reached the Supreme Court. The verdict of the Supreme Court on the issue would be decisive as far as cyber security is concerned,” he said. State Police Chief T P Senkumar said the COCON had given a bird’s eye view to the State about the new tools in the cyber world; the changing nature of cyber crimes; and the steps to counter them. Justice Sathasivam felicitated Inspector Ignatius Perrera for his contributions for the success of COCON.

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