Crime becomes profession

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Ludhiana, August 25, 2012: Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) have organised Infocomm-2012 from August 24-26 especially for uplifting MSME Sector by using IT and communication technologies which will enable MSMEs to adopt e-business techniques to enhance efficiency, manage costs, attain competitive edge and develop exposure to global market.

The response to Infocomm-2012 which was inaugurated yesterday by Sharanjit Singh Dhillon , PWD Minister Punjab has been overwhelming on the first and second days of the exhibition.

High dignitaries of the State Government, bureaucrats and more than 3000 visitors from varied categories and profiles of people across the region comprising key businessmen, prominent industrialists, representatives of different Trade & Industrial Associations, MSME Development Institute, NSIC, Bankers, Universities, Institutes, Engineering Students, Computer Professionals, Chartered Accountants and Bureaucrats have visited this exhibition. IT trade and industrial production in this region is all set to get tremendous boost. Ludhiana being a key industrial centre in the northern hinterland known for variety of industries is to benefit the most.    

Coinciding Infocomm-2012 expo, Gurpreet Singh Toor, Deputy Commissioner of Police Ludhiana who was Chief Guest of Honor today inaugurated the Awareness Seminar On Cybercrime & Security at CICU Complex, Focal Point, Ludhiana. Cyber threat is not limited to individuals but as extended its arms to the Government Departments and the entire public at large. He emphasized on the fact that the awareness about the minutiae of cybercrimes and its laws are crucial in understanding and helping against cybercrime.

Avtar Singh General Secretary CICU said that crime has become a profession and demographic of typical cybercriminal is changing rapidly. Cybercrimes are spreading wide and fast. India ranked 5th in the world in the terms of malicious activities and there had been an upward trend in cybercrime because of the increase in the use of computing machines and networking.

Upkar Singh Joint Secretary CICU said that to fight cybercrime there needs to be a tightening of national & international digital legislation and of cross-border law enforcement co-ordination. But there is need to be more creative and inventive response from the organizations under threat. Piecemeal, reactive security solutions are giving way to strategically deployed multi-threat security systems. Instead of having to install, manage and maintain disparate devices, organizations can consolidate their security capabilities into a commonly managed appliance. These measures combined, in addition to greater user education are the best safeguard against the deviousness and pure innovation of cyber-criminal activities.

More than 125 prominent industrialists representing all sections of the industries attended this awareness seminar for understanding threats and safeguarding against cyber-criminal activities. 

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Saturday, August 25, 2012