increasing incidents of cyber related crimes in Kerala,
the police department has decided to launch cybersafety
awareness campaigns in the state.
As part of it, the Kerala PoliceCyberdome is
partnering with CyberPeace Foundation (CPF), a leading civil
society organization and thinktank of cybersecurity and policy
experts to encourage cyber wellness and cybercrime awareness
events and workshops among the public in the state.
Senior IPS officer Manoj Abraham on Tuesday
said Kerala PoliceCyberdome is partnering with CyberPeace
Foundation in the fight against cybercrime and in creating a
According to CPF, owing to COVID-19 and perennial
threats emanating from the domain of cyberspace, India
currently trails behind its global counterparts in terms of
capacity to address the growing volume of threats.
Phishing, scamming, malicious domains,
stalkerware, ransomware, etc have witnessed a manifold
increase in the last few months especially as internet usage
surges owing to the restrictions around COVID-19 designed to
contain the spread of the virus.
"We will be collaborating, cooperating and
coordinating to identify cyber threats, focusing on prevention
of cyber security incidents and to develop strong, efficient
mitigation mechanisms to fight cyber-crimes.
I hope our close co-operation will address emerging
threats, provide guidance to the public on risk management;
thus creating a resilient cyber space," said Abraham, ADGP
(HQ) & Nodal Officer, Kerala PoliceCyberdome.
Under the partnership, CPF will work closely with
police to co-create cybersafety awareness campaigns, train law
enforcement officers on the nuances of investigation into
cybercrimes and also enhance their knowledge building capacity
in order to stay updated with the latest developments in the
domain of cybercrimes, a CPF statement said here.
CPF said it will also co-promote various
cybersafety educational campaigns and materials across social
media and offline via handbooks, virtual training camps and
"Will constitute a CyberSecurity think tank and
function through various expert committees to learn,
understand, analyze, resolve, and manage multiple cybercrime
Collaboration and extension with other institutions
and ensuring public and private partnerships," it said.
Creation of knowledge and expertise to face new
and emerging cybercrime challenges to suggest possible
solutions and advocacy, CPF said.
The initiative will further strengthen the
efforts between law enforcement authorities and CPF to jointly
combat the menace of cybercrimes, it added.PTI TGB BN