Truecaller, the main world platform for verifying contacts and blocking undesirable communication, in collaboration with CyberPeace Foundation, a non-partisan civil society organisation, launched the primary coaching of #TrueCyberSafe centered on Web security on the Royal International College in Guwahati, Assam. The joint initiative by the organisations goals to create consciousness and prepare folks to sort out cyber frauds main to a safer on-line expertise. The security coaching that begins in Assam will likely be held in 5 areas throughout India to improve consciousness in regards to the steps that our customers can take to keep away from fraud, spam and scams.
Ms. Pragya Misra, Director of Public Affairs at Truecaller India addressing the viewers on the coaching
The occasion was graced by Shri Anurag Goel, IAS, Principal Secretary, IT Division, The Commissioner of Police, Guwahati, Mr. Harmeet Singh, the Founder and GlobalPresident, CyberPeace Foundation, Main Vineet Kumar and Ms. Pragya Misra Mehrishi, Director of Public Affairs, Truecaller and was attended by different vital dignitaries, college students and colleges of the College.
Whereas delivering the Keynote tackle and launching the Marketing campaign in Assam, Shri Anurag Goel, IAS, Principal Secretary, IT Division, Assam mentioned, “The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vulnerabilities of our on-line world, which is evidenced by the rise in cyber assaults in the previous few years. This may solely be tackled via higher consciousness and constructing the capability of individuals to recognise and report cybercrimes. Taking cognizance of this difficulty, the federal government of Assam has taken a number of measures in the previous, together with organising a month-long cyber consciousness drive and issuing a one-stop information e book on how to keep secure on-line. We’re very completely satisfied to see Truecaller play a task in elevating consciousness, and we want all of them the perfect. We’re assured that this can show to be an especially fruitful train.”
Gracing the occasion by his presence, Commissioner of Police, Guwahati, Mr. Harmeet Singh mentioned, “With fast improvements in expertise, there may be additionally a corresponding rise in cyberthreats and on-line harassment. India has seen a five-fold bounce in cyber fraud circumstances between 2018 and 2021. As we proceed our march in the direction of expertise, these damaging externalities may also proceed to develop. Therefore, it’s crucial that we take measures to empower residents, and step one to reaching that is elevating consciousness about digital security and outlining the methods in which individuals can report cyber crimes. I’m sure that this nationwide program will go a good distance in realising this objective.”
Ms. Pragya Misra Mehrishi, Director of Public Affairs, Truecaller mentioned, “On this fashionable world, cyber security is a urgent difficulty that wants speedy consideration and redressal. Our previous surveys present that whereas one in 5 girls in India obtain sexual harrassment calls, solely 12 % report it to the authorities. This reveals the extent of normalization in the nation. Truecaller has all the time been dedicated to guaranteeing digital areas are secure for everybody. There’s a want for residents, policymakers, volunteers, authorities and the civil society to be a part of palms to increase consciousness and play a task in making digital communication safer for everybody. It’s with this goal that Truecaller has partnered with CyberPeace Foundation to launch #TrueCyberSafe to encourage digital customers to find out how to keep secure on-line, take steps to report cybercrimes and support them in nurturing the schools of important pondering and empathy. This system will deal with enhancing netizen’s resilience and capability to entry the digital world safely, improve consciousness on Cyber Frauds and its impression on communities. We’re sure that this program will play an instrumental function in elevating consciousness and creating impression in the society.”
Speaking in regards to the “CyberPeace – The Want of the hour” Main Vineet Kumar, International President and Founder, CyberPeace Foundation mentioned, “Because the previous twenty years CyberPeace Foundation has emphasised on On-line Security and the problems that is perhaps confronted in the upcoming days. Submit the onset of pandemic, we did see an increase in the On-line Frauds and therefore now we have continually collaborated with the organisations throughout the globe to be sure that the netizens keep CyberAware and CyberAlert and they know the mechanism to report and increase their voices. On our helpline, we get nearly 10-11 circumstances per day associated to CyberFrauds. To deal with this difficulty, we alongside with Truecaller imagine that this program on understanding on-line threats and security is the way forward for Web use. Once we mix our content material and experience of Truecaller, we will create actually transformative studying experiences that ship actionable intelligence and we’re hopeful to present the members with classes to observe for a safer and peaceable Our on-line world.”
The launch was adopted by the inaugural session performed by Head-Capability Constructing, CyberPeace Foundation, Dr. Rakshit Tandon, beneath the #TrueCyberSafe marketing campaign. Throughout the session Dr. Tandon talked in regards to the latest cyber crimes and Security measures that one can incorporate in their day by day lives to keep CyberSafe. The session additionally spoke about varied reporting mechanisms together with the Authorities reporting portal www.cybercrime.gov.in and CyberPeace WhatsApp helpline quantity +91 9570000066. The session additionally mentioned the varied security options of Truecaller for customers.
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About CyberPeace Foundation
CyberPeace Foundation (CPF) is an award-winning non-partisan civil society group, assume tank of cybersecurity and coverage specialists with the imaginative and prescient of pioneering CyberPeace Initiatives to construct collective resiliency against cybercrimes & world threats of cyber warfare. CPF is concerned in Coverage Advocacy, Analysis and Training associated to all facets of CyberPeace and Cyber Safety.Key areas of CyberPeace Foundation work are in expertise governance, coverage evaluation and advocacy, capability and functionality creation and constructing via partnerships with varied authorities organizations, tutorial establishments and civil society entities.