Saturday, Date: Mar 25, 2023 Time: 6:00 am

PEC will start three courses of cyber security, first batch will start soon

Chandigarh: An important initiative is being taken by the Punjab Engineering College (PEC) to stop the fast growing cyber crime. Policemen will be trained by starting three new courses from PEC.
According to the information, the first batch of the course will start from this month. After this there will be preparation for the other two courses. At the same time, the first batch team has been prepared by the Chandigarh Police, whose names will soon be with PEC. According to PEC Director Baldev Setia, the Senate has given permission for the training course for the police. Its proposal has also been given to the police.
Center for Cyber Security and Operation (CENCOP), the largest center in North India to be built in Chandigarh, has also got the green signal from the Ministry of Home Affairs. CENCOP will be a center where equipment equipped with modern technology, data analysis center and experts will be deployed to catch cyber criminals. In this, the police of Himachal, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Punjab will be helped in catching cyber criminals and training the policemen there.
Classes will be held for 7 hours every week:
According to PEC’s Professor Dr. Divya Bansal, Internet Intelligence, Digital Forensics and Investigation and Information Security are proposed in all the three courses. The syllabus has been prepared in accordance with the National Education Policy 2020. The course will be of 12 weeks. This will take 5 to 7 hours of class time per week. The curriculum is designed based on the needs of the officers of the Indian Police. This course is specifically designed for those who wish to enhance their skills and abilities in crime prevention techniques. Graduates in the fields of Political Science, Sociology, Criminology, Computer Science, Mathematics and Management will also benefit from this course. These courses are aimed at combating cyber crimes.
Cases of cyber crime increased in the Covid era:
From January 2022 till now, about 700 complaints have been received by the cyber cell, out of which almost no complaints have been resolved. Most of the cases are limited to investigation due to lack of technology. The highest number of cases came in the year 2020 during Covid, which included 6537 cases. In such a situation, with the formation of Cencop, there will be a speed in stopping such crimes and catching the criminals. Keep in mind that in the past, the police had caught a gang of cheats through a Chinese app. There was also a Chinese citizen in this gang.
Students are making people aware about cyber crime:
Chandigarh Police has roped in private and government college students of the city to prevent cyber crime. These students go from place to place and give information about protection from cyber crime. Apart from this, 1930 helpline number has also been issued for the victims. This number has been issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs. After complaining on this helpline number, its information will reach the bank and the victim’s bank account will be blocked immediately.
Cyber criminals have no boundaries:
Cyber crime has become a global problem. Cyber criminals know no boundaries, so the current legal system and technology remain inactive. The boundaries and artificial boundaries made between countries are a big hindrance in such matters. Concerns have grown with regards to identifying, investigating, prosecuting and bringing cyber criminals to justice.
Crime graph
Year Complaints FIR Arrests
2017 242 43 32
2018 3164 35 16
2019 4793 35 13
2020 6537 80 33
2021 5556 65 35

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