Cy­ber-safety week ends on mu­si­cal note

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

A va­ri­ety of sem­i­nars on data se­cu­rity, in­tel­lec­tual property rights, so­cial me­dia, cy­ber ter­ror­ism, dig­i­tal ev­i­dence search and seizure, bank­ing and fi­nan­cial crime and dig­i­tal pri­vacy were or­gan­ised in var­i­ous parts of Navi Mum­bai through­out the week.

The sem­i­nars were part of the cy­ber safety week ini­tia­tive launched by the Navi Mum­bai po­lice depart­ment in as­so­ci­a­tion with a bank and a few pri­vate com­pa­nies. The cy­ber safety week con­cluded on Satur­day at the DY Patil Au­di­to­rium, Nerul, where ac­tor R Ma­hade­van was the chief guest along with Nand­ku­mar Sar­avade, for­mer deputy in­spec­tor gen­eral of po­lice with CBI, and cur­rently a top se­cu­rity pro­fes­sional.

Those present for the fi­nale in­cluded Prab­hat Ran­jan, com­mis­sioner of po­lice Navi Mum­bai, and ad­di­tional com­mis­sioner of po­lice Vi­jay Chauhan.

The pro­gramme started with dances per­formed by school-go­ers and col­le­gians on the theme of cy­ber safety.

Ad­dress­ing the c r owd , Ma­hade­van said “Ru­ral vil­lages have also got ac­cess to so­cial me­dia as I reg­u­larly get mes­sages about my films.” He said, “So­cial me­dia are be­ing ram­pantly used to dupe peo­ple, es­pe­cially youth, and I ap­peal to the ed­u­ca­tion depart­ment to make cy­ber safety an es­sen­tial sub­ject in schools and col­leges.”

“I would want to work out a strat­egy in which we could con­duct aware­ness pro­grams in schools and col­leges, so that young peo­ple would be fore­warned about the risks on­line, and make them­selves aware and se­cure,” said Prab­hat Ran­jan.

“We have still miles to go be­fore we can ed­u­cate peo­ple so that they would be safe and se­cure from cy­ber crime,” said Sangeeta Alphonso, se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor, Nerul po­lice sta­tion, and cy­ber law ex­pert.

Heart Foun­da­tion, along with city po­lice, an­nounced it is plan­ning to con­duct train­ing pro­grammes on cy­ber safety for school­child­ren.

BACHCHAN KU­MAR

Dancers of Navi Mum­bai-based El­e­vate Dance In­sti­tute per­form on the con­clud­ing day of cy­ber-safety week.

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