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Semir lays stress on enhanced cyber security

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

GUWAHATI, Feb 9: In a semir, organized by Guwahati Magement Association (GMA) in the city recently, brainstormed to ensure full security to the Cyber Asset of India. Distinguished cyber experts discussed problems and solutions to have a problem-free Digital India.

GMA president DN Barua, while explaining GMA’s objective of holding the first-ever such semir on Cyber issues in Assam, said that according to the recent report a number of cases of attack by hackers on websites of Assam, other states of the Northeast and the whole country, including Kerala and Chattisgarh, have taken place. He said cyber security in Assam is poor. India is global leader in software skill, hence he requested all participants that they need to interact seriously to eble to recommend appropriate actions and intimate all stake holders, the State Government and the Central Government for immediate implementation.

Prof. Gautam Barua, mentor of Director of IIT-G who presided over the semir, spoke on the need of having a pool of experienced cyber experts to counter the threat by inventing appropriate technology. He hoped that these issues may be discussed threadbare in the technical session by the experts.

State DGP Mukesh Sahay, who was the chief guest at the semir, said that cybercrime is a fast growing area of crime. “More and more crimils are exploiting the speed, convenience and enormity of the internet to commit a diverse range of crimil activities. This again will help the crimils to take the advantage of lack of awareness of the society and the proper knowhow of the law-enforcing agency and existing legal mechanism,” he said.

Earlier, IPS Kula Saikia highlighted the problems existing in cyber world. Kinsuk De of Tata Consultancy Services, through a power-point presentation, explained the gamut of problems and activities existing since the advent of Internet technology in the globe like double aged sword making it counterproductive through wrong and unethical use. “Motivation of these hackers is tied up with tural thrust for domition, glory and wealth. Hence cybercrime will continue to stay in the world,” he said.

Ferdus Ahmed Borbhuyan of IIIT-G spoke cautioning that the trend in cybercrime is to use better technology through research. “Cybercrime has now no limitation of geographical boundary and limited to individual and are tied up in groups to commit crimes on a vast scale,” he said.

Earlier, BSNL Additiol Deputy General

Mahesh Kumar Seth explained the impact of cybercrime on Telecom Sector and requested GMA to make society, stake holders and the administration more aware about the problems for the sake of successful Digital India and ensured all possible assistance from him.

Gauhati High Court advocate Nilotpal Deka spoke on regulation and legal machinery and provision of law. He felt that due to increase and diversity of cybercrime, the system needs immediate review.

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