Imphal, Oct 6:
The Cyber Jagrookta (Awareness) Diwas (CJD) was observed today at DC Office, Kamjong. This diwas is an initiative of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and is to be observed every month on first Wednesday in all schools/college/universities/ Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRI) and Municipalities by involving District Magistrates, Police Authorities, Education Department officers etc.
Held at the DC Camp Office located at 2nd MR Battalion, the observation was attended by Deputy Commissioner Rangnamei Rang Peter, IAS; ADC Ningeiram Leisan; Additional SP Semmi Ramror, many DLOs and staff of the DC office.
Speaking at the event, Rangnamei emphasized the importance of cyber awareness on issues related to cyber crimes and cyber hygiene to prevent cyber crimes, phising, online financial frauds, cyber impersonation, defamation cases etc. Observance of Cyber Jagrookta Diwas is such a step to create awareness in the society, which is now increasingly adopting digital mode of transactions, he added.
As a part of the program, Semmi Ramror gave a detailed PowerPoint presentation about the various kinds of cyber crimes, the legal implications of those, and how to legally tackle such issues.
Further, the DC appealed all the officers and employees present to stay alert from any kind of cyber crimes, and if any doubtful incidents are faced, then it should be reported to the nearest police station or the SP Cyber Crime office.
With the purpose to create awareness and sensitize the internet user on safeguarding against cyber hygiene and cybercrimes, the District Administration organized District Level Observation of Cyber Jagrookta Diwas, an awareness event on Cyber Security today at DC’s Conference Hall, Mini Secretariat, Tuibong.
Speaking on the occasion, Thienlaljoy Gangte, ADC said that with the exponential increase in the number of internet users in India, the rapidly evolving technologies have brought its own unique challenges, besides aggravating the existing problems of cybercrimes.
He added that Cyber Jagrookta Diwas is an initiative of Ministry of Home Affairs, brought under the I4C scheme with the objective of raising cyber security awareness among public sector undertakings (PSUs), banks, panchayat raj institutions (PRIs), universities, schools, etc. among others.
Kh. Kishwar Singh, DIO/NIC, Churachandpur speaking on the occasion as the resource person stated that Cybercrimes can be prevented through ‘Cyber Hygiene’ by inculcating habits of taking basic care of lCT devices at regular intervals such as, properly shutting down the computer, changing passwords at regular intervals, being cautious against opening of phishing websites along with other websites, etc. He also educate the participants on basic protocols of Cyber Hygiene should follow such as avoid joining unknown Wi-Fi networks and using unsecured Wi-Fi hotspots, not to share any information related to sensitive and financial aspects in social networks etc.
Khaikhopau Ngaihte, ADC (Development), Zosanglur Joute, Assistant Commissioner, DLOs, All staff of DC/Ccpur, DRDA, CAF&PD, NIC, DIT and Election Department attended the event.