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