‘collaboration Needed Across Globe To Stay Cyber-safe’ | Kolkata News – Times of India


KOLKATA: Cyber crime can only be tackled successfully if the administration, the industry and the academia get together to brainstorm ways to track the money trail, believe police officers and cyber experts.
Addressing a session on UK-India Cyber Security Cooperation in India on Monday, DC (Cyber) Atul Vishwanathan said Kolkata Police was looking for international cooperation where the crimes “transcend boundaries”. Citing the example of fake call centres, Atul highlighted how lack of expertise in tracking flow of proceeds, general lack of awareness and an insufficient legal system was allowing the accused to get bail.
“We look to work together with the Bengal government and Kolkata Police. Two senior officers from the city have travelled to London so that we could collaborate. Only through international cooperation can we make ourselves cyber safe,” said Peter Cook, the acting deputy high commissioner (east and northeast India).
Babul Supriyo, the minister for IT and electronics, who delivered the keynote address, stated that “what is very dangerous is that intelligent minds were getting in to crime”. The minister stated that the government was going big on their awareness drive programmes with 18 lakh downloads of their comic strips and a reach of 6 crore through FM and social media.

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