CHENNAI:Governor K Rosaiah on Friday stressed that though advancements in Science and Technology since Independence had been mind-boggling, there was a worrying trend of increase in occurrence of cyber crimes as well.
Speaking at the inauguration of Digital Forensics Congress - 2015 at the University of Madras, Rosaiah, who was the chief guest of the Congress jointly organised by the Center of Excellence in Digital Forensics, Asian Criminological Society and Indian Society of Criminology, said, “Cyber crimes are fast growing and attacks on computer hardware and software have become a common occurrence. Cyber crimes were once committed by individuals or small groups. Now, there are criminal organisations which operate on fraud, theft, gambling and sale of fake medicines. They are widespread and have a close network operating across the globe.”
Emphasising that it was time to sensitise people on the issue of cyber crimes, the Governor said that focusing on harmonisation, capacity building and countering through innovation was necessary to prevent and have a check on increase in cyber crimes.
“Using advanced techniques to detect and prevent crimes on computers, networking, cloud media and wireless media are the need of the hour. In the present technological advancements, it is necessary that every organisation employs the services of digital forensics experts,” he added and expressed hope that the Congress will provide an in-depth knowledge on understanding and technical aspects of computer crimes.
Rama K Subramanian, chairman, Anjaneyulu Voora, managing director, Professor R Thilagaraj, director (Academics), Centre of Excellence in Digital Forensics, Professor Jianhong Liu, president of Asian Criminological Society, and Latha, secretary, Indian Society of Criminology, were present.