CYBER CRIME PAVING WAY FOR MORE JOB OPPORTUNITIES?
Police in Telangana often hit a wall trying to crack cybercrime cases as they don’t have access to international servers. This key admission on hurdles was revealed by Superintendent of Police CID(cyber crime) U Rama Mohan. Addressing the press he said, “Most cases are delayed as police don’t get information from servers outside the country like Facebook and Gmail. This is a big problem plaguing the cyber crime cell.”
It was a two-day international cybersecurity conference in the city where a collection of digital evidence is a problem and even cases involving small amounts of money require a big effort. In most cases, police are asked to come to an agreement under mutual legal assistance treaty(MLAT), for gathering and exchanging information on criminal laws. This process takes months, as police have to send a letter to the commissioner, who forwards it to the DGP, who then forwards it via CBI or state CID.
Telangana police are well equipped and trained compared to other states. “Though the conviction rate is low, most of the cases are at their trial stage. There can be various reasons for low convictions. In several cases, victims tend to take back the cases or do not appear in court”, added Mohan. India is a developing country and it needs a cyber capacity building to systematically explore cybersecurity risks. With rapid transformation in the digital world, networking has been beneficial but it has also increased the risk for crime.
By building cybersecurity capacity, organizations can address the risks associated with cybercrime. With the increasing risk, we need more people for cyber security. Prasad Bhamidipati, enterprise software business and product executive, Genpact Digital said, “the private and public sector need to collaborate to address the issue of cybersecurity and upgrade the technology.” Discussing the issue that, very few multinational companies invest in the cyber capacity building to keep a check on cybersecurity risks, for India, it is the need of the hour.
“The main challenge is, there is a shortage of skilled and trained manpower. India does not have a rich economy, 40-50% of the population staying in rural area and literacy remains the challenge. We need to educate the young and focus on manpower for the cyber capacity building as a career opportunity,” said Jiten Jain, CEO, India Infosec Consortium.