Rehan Qayoom Mir
Srinagar, Mar 11 : As the world becomes increasingly digitized, the threat of cybercrime looms larger than ever before and in an effort to educate and inform the public about the dangers of Cybercrime, the Cyber police in Srinagar organized a special cyber awareness program under the supervision of SP Cyber Ifhtikar Talib at the Cyber Police Station here on Saturday.
The program was designed to provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of various types of cybercrime, including phishing, identity theft, and online fraud.
As the event drew to a close, participants expressed their gratitude to the police for organizing such an informative and impactful program. Many pledged to take the lessons learned at the event and apply them in their daily lives, helping to create a safer and more secure digital landscape for all.
Talking to media on the sidelines of the Cyber Awareness Program, SP Cyber Police Kashmir, as per GNS, said, they celebrated Thana Divas at the Cyber Police Station, just like they do every year at every police station across the country.
“This day is dedicated to honoring the hard work and dedication of the police force who work tirelessly to ensure the safety and security of our society”, he said.
“During the event, we returned more than 100 mobile-phones that we had recovered over the past few months. It was a proud moment for us to see the smile on people’s faces when they received their lost phones back,” he said, adding that this also shows the efficiency and commitment of our police force in tracking down stolen or lost items and returning them to their rightful owners.
“However, the primary objective behind this Thana Divas event was to raise awareness among people about the dangers of cybercrime, with the increasing use of technology in our daily lives, the risk of falling victim to cybercrime has become more significant than ever before”, he said adding “We want to ensure that people are aware of the potential threats and are equipped with the knowledge and skills to protect themselves from such threats.
“For this purpose, we had organized various awareness programs throughout the day, which included interactive sessions and workshops on cybersecurity. We also had experts and professionals from the industry who shared their experiences and insights on how to stay safe in the online world,” he added.
“Overall, the Thana Divas event was a great success, and we hope that it will have a positive impact on society and people will be more aware and cautious when it comes to cybersecurity”, he further said. (GNS)