Graduates from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) colleges or those who have a Master of Computer Applications (MCA) degree should be recruited as cyber crime investigators, India’s top policy-making body Niti Aayog suggested as part of measures to overhaul India’s police.
The “Building Smart Police: Background into the needed Police Reforms” report called for a new approach to “specialised crimes”, suggesting recruitment of people with expertise in roles that typical constables or sub-inspectors cannot handle.
It calls for legislative and judicial changes that will help police across the country streamline their operations, focussing on core functions to maintain law and order. India’s police are long due for sweeping reforms that can help them tackle growing work pressure and crippling staff shortage, often blamed for rising crime.
The recruitment of techies as cyber crime investigators is among ways the new approach could work. IIT or MCA graduates can be hired as sub-inspectors
The number of cyber attacks targeting mum and dads as well as businesses is booming, with Australians falling for online scams, email phishing, identity theft and credit card fraud in growing numbers.
And the federal Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, Dan Tehan, has a simple message for Australians during Stay Safe Online week: “Password1 does not cut it”, with 81 per cent of hack attacks a result of stolen or weak passwords.
As cyber-crime is becoming more and more commonplace, meeting hackers’ demands does not relieve one from further cyber-attacks, security firm McAfee said, and further informed that giving in to the cyber criminal’s demands in silence while not alerting cybersecurity authorities will instead make one prone to being targeted in the future, as per a report on Business Standard.
Enterprises today, on an average, face 244 new cyber threats every minute globally.
“We saw new ransomware samples increase 80 percent since the beginning of 2016. The attacks have been a wake-up call which has also forced executives to deliberate the question of whether they should pay ransom or not,” Anand Ramamoorthy, Managing Director, South Asia, McAfee, told IANS in an interview.
“Meeting hackers’ demands will not necessarily guarantee compliance from the hackers. In many cases, the likelihood of receiving decryption keys is almost nil. What is
Average Cyber-Crime Cost to Global Businesses Rises to $11.7M: Report
The average cost of cyber-crime incurred by businesses around the world has grown in 2017, according to a report from Accenture and the Ponemon Institute. The 56-page 2017 Cost of Cyber Crime Study report, released on Sept. 26, is based on a survey of 2,182 security and IT professionals
In its assessment, Europol also highlights how the dark web remains an enabler of a range of serious crimes, including the supply of new psychoactive substances such as synthetic opioid fentanyl, the sale of weapons that have been used in terror attacks, and the trade of fraudulent documents used to facilitate human trafficking and illegal immigration.
Online sextortion is increasingly being used against children, the report found, with paedophiles using coercion and extortion to blackmail victims into sending them money or indecent images.
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Costly cyber attacks are having a significant and growing financial
impact on businesses worldwide. According to new research published
today by Accenture (NYSE:ACN) and the Ponemon Institute, in 2017 the
average cost of cyber crime globally climbed to $11.7 million per
organization, a 23 percent increase from $9.5 million reported in 2016,
and represents a staggering 62 percent increase in the last five years.
In comparison, companies in the United States incurred the highest total
average cost per crime at $21.22 million while Germany experienced the
most significant increase in total cyber crime costs from $8.44 million