Published On : Wed, Jan 24th, 2018

Self-control over excess use of social media is must: Anup Kumar

Nagpur: “After 2010, the interactive communication by ‘new media’ has changed the world completely. Virtual communication is being stressed in families rather than human communication. Asserting self-control over excess use of social media is need of the hour for students as well as parents,” said the Divisional Commissioner Anup Kumar while inaugurating a workshop on ‘Cyber security awareness’ here on Tuesday.

The workshop was jointly organised by Nagpur City Police and Directorate of Information and Public Relations at Divisional Commissioner Office under ‘Transforming Maharashtra’. Radhakrishna Muli, Director of Directorate of Information and Public Relations, Nagpur-Amravati Division, Shivaji Bodkhe, Joint Commissioner of Police, Shweta Khedkar, DCP of Nagpur City Cyber Crime and Anil Gadekar, District Information Officer were prominently present on the occasion.

“Cyber security cannot be left as an issue that our IT department deal with. Every person needs to accept a level of responsibility when they are using computer systems. Where hacking and cyber security previously only featured in movies, recent events have brought into clear focus the very real risks all businesses and individuals face today,” Kumar said.

Mahesh Rakheja, a renowned technical public speaker and a cyber security expert, threw light on many unknown facts about cyber crime and the mistakes we do in our daily life. The Government’s ambitious Digitial India schemes will oversee an enormous expansion of Internet connectivity and online economic activity. These schemes make cyber security more unprotected and crime prone, however, every individual should know how to maintain their security from hackers and criminal minded in this era. Google can be a best source for cyber crime. We normally upload aadhar cards, pan cards and voter ID cards on our cloud storage and other internet platforms through Google. Google, the most preferred Internet search engine, saves each and every personal data that one uploads through it and the data is open for all and any cyber criminal can utilise your personal data for crime. No anti-virus is safe for mobile, he stressed.