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MCCI organises seminar on cyber security, focuses on need of cyber audit

Kolkata: Experts have pressed on the need of cyber audit by every business entities to avoid cyber crime related issues.
Merchants' Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised a seminar on "Cyber Security: Threats Towards Corporates" on Friday.
Santanu Chattopadhyay, officer-in-charge of the city police's Cyber Police Station and other experts from the area addressed the seminar.
Chattopadhyay said: "Cyber crime is a business for the perpetrators and we are only creating vulnerabilities for them. He said that in 2017, one cyber attack was reported every 10 minutes. In India, 27,000 cases were recorded. He pointed out that the Cyber Police Station had been recording increasing number of cases, which increased from 6 in 2010 to 156 in 2016 and 148 in 2017."
At the same time, he said every business entity should go for cyber audit every year to avoid the risk. At the same time it is also necessary to create awareness among people.
The Kolkata Police has taken various steps in creating awareness amongst people on cyber security.
Awareness camps were organised at schools and other educational institutions considering the effect of different social networking sites and online activities on them.
Teachers and non-teaching staff were also brought under the purview of the awareness campaigns. The teachers are also asked to create similar awareness among parents of children of their school as well. At the same time, necessary infrastructure to fight against cyber crime has also been developed.
It may be recalled that in December 2017, the Cyber Police Station of the Kolkata Police has received the NASSCOM-Data Security Council of India (DSCI) Excellence Award for "Capacity Building of Law Enforcement".
A team of four senior officers of Kolkata Police went to Gurgaon and received the award during an all-India basis seminar on cyber security in which police personnel from different districts were present.

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