BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, observed Cyber Jagrukta Diwas by organising a seminar on Cybercrime. The day was observed in accordance with the initiative of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, to combat cybercrime through the implementation of the scheme called Indian Cybercrime Coordination Centre. The programme was held under the patronage of Principal Dr. Pushpinder Walia.
Ms. Kiran Gupta, Head, PG Department of Computer Science and Applications, welcomed the speakers and audience and also highlighted the need for such initiatives in contemporary times. Speaking on the occasion, Principal Dr. Pushpinder Walia applauded the Ministry of Home Affairs and Higher Education Department for implementing the scheme called “Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C)” to deal with cybercrime in a coordinated and comprehensive manner. She said that since cybercrime has become rampant, internet users should abide by three rules for safe surfing. Firstly, they should never leave personal data on the internet. Secondly, they should never let anybody know the details of their bank accounts and financial transaction. Thirdly, they should never answer any message, which asks them to reveal their financial information such as passwords etc. Principal Dr. Walia emphasized that awareness and alertness is the key to safe and secure browsing.
Dr. Sushil Kumar, CISO (Chief Information Security Officer), deliberated upon cybercrime, its kinds, and tips for its prevention. He highlighted the significance of creating awareness among the youth about cybercrime, and he acquainted the participants with the various types of cyber-crime, such as CVV/OTP Sharing Fraud, Fraud by Requesting Money using QR code/Link on Google Pay/Paytm, Fraud using Google Docs App, Fraud using OLX/E-Commerce Platforms, Fraud through Screen Sharing Apps, Fraud Using Social Media Account, and Computer or Device Hacking. Thereafter, he discussed certain safety measures for the prevention of cybercrime. He also shared some recent data about the magnitude and spread of a variety of cybercrimes and the importance of the prevention of cybercrime. He also presented a detailed overview of the cyber-crime scenario across the globe, with special reference to India. He informed the students that the ministry has also created a National Cybercrime Reporting Portal to make it easier for people to file cybercrime complaints.
Mr. Hardeep Singh, Assistant Prof., PG Department of Computer Science and Applications, made the students aware of the various tricks that cybercriminals use to trap innocent surfers. Dr Jaspreet Bedi, Assistant Prof., PG Department of Computer Science and Applications, presented a vote of thanks and advised the participants to inform friends and family members about the emerging need for Cyber Security. The session was very interactive as the faculty as well as a large number of students actively participated in the programme.