The internet has become integral to today’s generation. The advent of Internet and use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in every sphere of every human activity has facilitated people to live in a Cyber World, sans boundaries and borders.
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
The internet has become integral to today’s generation. The advent of Internet and use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in every sphere of every human activity has facilitated people to live in a Cyber World, sans boundaries and borders. This technological evolution and the near universal availability of internet has, apart from opening unprecedented avenues of human development, also broadened the pathways of Cyber Crime. Cyber Crime has emerged as an issue of grave concern and poses a serious challenge to ICT.
With billions sharing their personal information in the Cyber Space, especially the youth who are active on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc., there is an ever present threat of such information being used by criminals for effecting various financial and social crimes. Moreover, careless surfing of the Web and downloading Apps makes people vulnerable and hapless victims of organized as well as individual crime.
Cyber awareness and precautions are the best means to handle the growing menace of crime in the Cyber sphere. Increasing awareness about Internet use, Internet Security and cyber crime can be helpful in mitigating cyber crime. The Police along with all stakeholders have to walk together to curb this growing peril.
I am happy that Intelligence Fusion & Strategic Operations (IFSO)/Cyber Crime Unit (CCU) of the Delhi Police has taken this initiative in the form of e-Booklet “Cyber Swatchta for Citizens”.
I extend my compliments to the entire team of IFSO/CCU of the Delhi Police for making this effort and hope that it will go a long way in sensitizing people at large in understanding Cyber Crime and proactively prevent it.