New Delhi: Cybercrime has become a big threat for the country as various disruptive forces are trying to lure and mislead young minds over the internet, home minister Rajnath Singh has said.
Inaugurating an information security conference — ‘Ground Zero Summit-2015’ here, the home minister said the government was concerned about cybersecurity and steps have been taken in this regard.
“Cybercrimes are a big threat and they are increasing. Many forces in this domain are trying to lure young minds. We can’t be fully secure until we have good cybersecurity,” he said.
Singh said efforts must be made to ensure that the country’s systems and networks were updated properly.
The home minister said the government will soon set up a cybercrime coordination centre following a suggestion of an expert committee in this regard.
The home ministry had recently said a Rs 400 crore cybercrime control hub, to be called ‘Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre’ (IC4), will be set up to check cybercrime, including child pornography and online abuse, as per the recommendations of the committee.
One of the priorities of IC4 will be to check attempts by international gangs to penetrate Indian government’s official communication network and hack them.
Key objectives of IC4 are to act as a nodal point in the fight against cybercrime and as an early warning system for law enforcement agencies with active cybercrime monitoring.
It will also set up an open platform for victims to raise cybercrime complaints with the protocol for resolution such as online crime reporting, to support and coordinate electronic investigations of cybercrime and assist the law enforcement agencies in criminal investigation.
IC4 would provide all necessary technical assistance to CBI and state police on all cybercrime related issues.
The home minister has already directed speedy implementation of recommendations of the committee.
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