EPCH organizes awareness seminar on cybercrime in Delhi

Nodal agency for handicraft exports, EPCH (Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts) has organized an awareness seminar on "How To Safeguard Your Business From Cyber Crime" in the national capital recently.

The objective of the seminar was to create awareness and provide required knowledge on the cyber crime & internet security to the member exporters and new entrepreneurs as the method to safeguard ones business from cyber crime.

During the seminar, Samir Datt, senior expert on CyberCrime explained the modus operandi used by cyber criminals to hack the accounts and also explained the ways and means to safeguard against such incidents.  

He further added that users should prevent their systems from exposure to spyware, adware, embedded programmes, browser hijackers, dialers & malwares.

Mishra informed that Cyber crimes can be categorized in two ways - one the Computer as a Target, using a computer to attack other computers. which is called. Hacking, Virus/Worm attacks, DOS attack etc. and Secondly, the computer as a weapon, using a computer to commit real world crimes on actual people e.g. Cyber Terrorism, IPR violations, Credit card frauds, EFT frauds, etc. He stressed on the need for the precautionary measured briefed by the present faculty members.

Shankhdhar Mishra, DCP (Cyber Cell) in Delhi Police  informed the participants about the Cyber Law of India and apprised that cyber crime is an unlawful act or activity wherein the computer is either a tool or a target or both.  

Cyber crimes involve criminal activities that are traditional in nature, these can be theft, defamation, fraud, forgery, and mischief, all of which are subject to the Indian Penal Code. The abuse of computers has also given birth to a number of new age crimes.  

S S Gupta, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) was the Chief Guest of the seminar.

The seminar was also attended by Lekhraj Maheshwari, Chairman-EPCH, R. K. Malhotra, Chairman-IEML, Prince Malik, Member-COA EPCH, Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director-EPCH and over 50 leading member exporters from Delhi, Moradabad, Firozabad and Agra. 

The experts present during the seminar included  Shankhdhar Mishra, Dy. Commissioner of Police (Cyber Cell) in Delhi Police, Samir Datt, Expert (Cyber crime),  M/s Foundation Futuristic Technologies, Dr. O. P. Wali, Professor, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT).

In his inaugural address, Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director-EPCH set the tone for the discussions by highlighting the need and importance of the subject matter in today's business environment wherein Cyber Technology has a significant role to play in business transactions.