Cybercrime has become an entirely new battle front for law enforcers in the country. With access to the Internet and smartphones, the reach of online malicious actors is also spreading rapidly. To suppress this spread and help the citizens of the country, the government bodies are taking various steps.
To spread awareness about the spread of cyber crime, the MHA launched the Twitter handle ‘@CyberDost’. The Twitter handle has tweeted over 1066 cyber security tips through short videos, images and creatives. It has more than 3.64 lakh followers.
The central government has sent more than 100 crore SMS to the public on cyber crime awareness. It has also campaigned on cyber crime prevention and shared cyber security tips using videos and GIFs on various platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Telegram.
Government has taken steps like ‘Handbook for Adolescents/Students on Cyber Security’, ‘Information Security Best Practices for the Benefit of Government Officials’.
Government also organized Cyber Security and Security Awareness Week through C-DAC in collaboration with Police Department in various states.
Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center (I4C) has also issued cyber crime advisories with States/UTs, Ministries/Departments as a preventive measure. At a more local level, Delhi Metro has also been requested to publicize National Cyber Crime Reporting
The government introduced two bilingual manuals on “Cyber Hygiene for Cyberspace – Do’s and Don’ts” (basic and improved versions) in January, 2022. The aim of the government was to provide basic cyber hygiene with regard to internet security, email, mobile security etc. ,
States/UTs have been requested by the Ministry of Home Affairs to organize “Cyber Awareness Day” on the first Wednesday of every month at 11 am on Cyber Swachhta from 6th October, 2021. Awareness campaign in local languages is also being conducted for all schools/colleges.
In addition, Ministry of Education has been requested to introduce courses in Cyber Security and Cyber Hygiene for all streams from class 6th to 12th, so that all students in all CBSE Schools at Central/State/UT level are provided basic education. awareness can be provided. ,
I4C has a quarterly newsletter launched in January, 2022 for law enforcement agencies and policy makers to share information on combating the threat of cybercrime. The newsletter includes latest cyber crime trends, cyber crime statistics, national/international developments related to prevention of cyber crimes, etc.
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