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HP cops to get cyber training

Statesman News Service | Shimla |

Two hundred police officials in Himachal Pradesh will be trained in investigation of cyber crime to keep pace with technology.

A release by the cyber crime cell in Shimla said the banking ombudsman at RBI (Reserve Bank of India) Chandigarh will hold a one-day seminar-workshop on 8 August in Shimla to train HP police officials in handling cybercrime.

The seminar will be conducted by top bank officials and other cyber experts.
The Himachal Pradesh Police carried out a cyber awareness campaign from 20 to 26 July when cops visited educational institutions and delivered lectures in about 80 schools, colleges, industrial training institutes and other government institutions. About 20,000 students and other stakeholders were told about cyber crime during the campaign.

“It is the best effort of police towards promoting a safe and responsible approach to the digital world that could be aimed not just at children but also adults,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police, Narvir Singh Rathour, State Cyber Crime, police headquarters, Shimla.

He said during the campaign the cops created awareness about some security guidelines for individual Internet users, like keeping all operating systems and applications up-to-date, installing all-in-one protection suites, being cautious about clicking links, especially on social media, using separate devices for important transactions and ‘fun’ things, and most importantly, using strong passwords,”