Govt to create ‘cyber warriors’

Replying to a question raised by Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy (Congress), he said the number of cyber crime cases detected during 2014

By Author  |  Published: 18th Dec 2016  12:03 am

Hyderabad: The State government is spending Rs 30 crore for procuring equipment and imparting training as part of the cyber security policy, said Home Minister, N Narsimha Reddy. He informed the Legislative Council on Saturday that there was a possibility for an increase in cyber crime in the wake of demonetisation. The police was alert about it and ready to tackle the situation, he said.

Replying to a question raised by Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy (Congress), he said the number of cyber crime cases detected during 2014 were 407, 2015 (370) and 282 cases were detected as of November 30. The cyber policy released in September aims at building awareness about cyber security and safe practices, to establish requisite institutions and to provide a legal framework to counter cyber crime.

The policy also proposed to create a pool of cyber warriors and encourage State to State and inter-institutional partnership to promote data sharing and collaborative research efforts, the Minister said. Earlier, Sudhakar Reddy expressed concern at the misuse of internet and increasing Facebook related incidents of crimes against women. There were growing cases of bank accounts being hacked, he said and asked the government to convene an all party meeting on the issue.