Mahesh M Bhagwat, IPS
Mahesh M Bhagwat, IPS

Hyderabad: Department of Computer Science and Technology of Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology in collaboration with ICT Academy has organised a two-day national symposium on ‘Issues and Challenges in Information Security’. Mahesh M Bhagwat, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda; was the chief guest for the inaugural ceremony. 

He started his address with a punch “Future Crime is Cyber Crime” and spoke about various cyber crimes including Advance Fee Scams, debit & credit card frauds, cyber-bullying, misuse of social media by youth, and measures to be taken by people not to fall prey to such cyber frauds. He stressed upon the need to be aware and adapt a thought ‘think’ which reads as (T- is it TRUE, H-is it HARMFUL, I- is it ILLEGAL, N- is it NEEDFUL, K- what KIND is it ) which will definitely help the citizens by not getting into the clutches of CYBERCRIME. He gave a new phrase ‘PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN DETECTION’.

The symposium focused on issues like tracking cyber crimes through different means, particularly cyber forensics; digital signatures for cloud security, security issues in Internet and other aspects of cyber security. Speakers on the Day-1 of the symposium included S Harinath, Asst. Commissioner of Police, Cyber Crime PS, Rachakonda; Rangachary, Regional Manager ICICI Bank Ltd., Risk Control Unit and experts in the field of cyber security.

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