Expert group set up by Home Ministry to check cyber crimes

NEW DELHI: Following a sharp increase in cyber crimes, an expert group consisting of academicians and professionals of repute to prepare a roadmap for effectively tackling the cyber crimes in the country and give suitable recommendations on all facets of cyber crime.

Various issues relating to Cyber Crimes have been flagged at various forums including Parliament, as the country with a fast growing economy is susceptible to international and domestic cyber attacks. There has been almost 40 per cent annual increase in cyber crimes registered in the country during the past two to three years.  

The five-member expert study group comprises of Pune-based CDAC director general Dr. Rajat Moona, professor Krishnan of the Indian Institute of science in Bengaluru, Dr. Gulshan Rai who is director general of Cert-In, Dr. Manindra Aggarwal who is professor Computer Science in Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur and Dr D. Dass, professor IIIT, Bengaluru. Home Minister joint secretary (Centre State) Kumar Alok will be the Convenor.

The Terms of Reference of the expert group are:

1. To prepare a roadmap for effectively tackling the cyber crime in the country and give suitable recommendations on all its facets.

2. Recommend possible partnerships with public and private sector, NGOs, international bodies and international NGOs.

3. Any other special measures/ steps the expert group may like to recommend with regard to tackling cyber crimes.

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