Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

CBD BE­LA­PUR: The cy­ber safety week or­gan­ised by the Navi Mum­bai Po­lice Com­mi­sion­er­ate un­der their cy­ber cell was in­au­gu­rated by tech­nol­ogy evan­ge­list, Deepak Shikarpur, chief guest on Mon­day.

Talk­ing to a packed au­di­ence, Shikarpur said “Nowa­days, ev­ery­one uses smart phone, email, so­cial me­dia and through this, crim­i­nals take all the req­ui­site de­tails and use it to do crime. Mostly the younger gen­er­a­tion are tar­geted so we should in­cul­cate the dos and don’ts of cy­ber safety from Class 7 to en­able chil­dren to be aware and be se­cure.”

“I would like to ap­peal to all the cit­i­zens, NGOs, youth and chil­dren to join hands with the Navi Mum­bai po­lice to fight cy­ber­crime by ed­u­cat­ing them­selves through th­ese six days of our train­ing and also be a part to min­imise it by making them­selves aware and se­cure” said Prab­hat Ran­jan, Navi Mum­bai po­lice com­mis­sioner.

Deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (crime) Dilip Sawant warned cit­i­zens about re­ply­ing to ev­ery mail.

“In­ter­net, though of­fers great ben­e­fit to so­ci­ety, also presents op­por­tu­ni­ties for crime, us­ing new and highly so­phis­ti­cated tech­nol­ogy tools. To­day, e-mail and web­sites have be­come the pre­ferred means of com­mu­ni­ca­tion. So, au­then­ti­cate ev­ery mail or SMS be­fore you go ahead to com­mu­ni­cate” said Sawant.

Talk­ing at the IPR/ dig­i­tal piracy at the Reliance Hall, Ra­bale, on Tues­day, ac­tor Son­ali Kulka­rni said: “We need to ed­u­cate the chil­dren and the youth about dig­i­tal piracy and the im­pact it has on all of us and the na­tion on the whole. We also need to ed­u­cate the crim­i­nals and let them know how dan­ger­ous it is to in­dulge in cy­ber­crime.”

She pleaded to the pub­lic say­ing: “Please al­low us to sur­vive. Join hands to stop piracy.”

Sangeeta Alphonso, se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor from Nerul po­lice sta­tion, chalked out the aim of the func­tion. “The event is de­signed to en­gage and ed­u­cate pub­lic, pri­vate sec­tor part­ners, so­ci­eties and ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions through events and ini­tia­tives with the goal of rais­ing aware­ness about cy­ber se­cu­rity and in­creas­ing the re­siliency of Navi Mum­bai in the event of a cy­ber­crime,” she said.

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