Governor K Rosaiah on Wednesday warned that cyber crime was emerging as a serious threat globally, with about 42 million cyber crimes reported in India every year.
Releasing the National Cyber Crime Reference Hand Book, brought out by the National Cyber Safety and Security Standards and the Ministry of MSME, he said that the Internet had brought about a huge change in modes of communication and access to information. “Our nation has become a hotspot for cyber attacks and information theft, he pointed out. “Heightening security for our systems has become imperative, and co-ordinated, sustained and institutionalised efforts are needed to protect critical network infrastructure from hackers and cyber criminals.”
The Governor warned that cyber crime had emerged as a serious threat, with studies showing seven out of 10 adults becoming victims of different modes of cyber crime in their lifetime.
Lauding the initiatives launched by the National Cyber Safety and Security Standards to curb and enervate the spreading cyber threats, he said creation of awareness on cyber laws, sensitising the public on safety measures, identifying fake host pages and creation of alertness and a sense of vigil against hackers was imperative.
“Educating people on these lines is the need of the hour,” he added.