Bhubaneswar: The state government has selected Cuttack and Bhubaneswar to launch a pilot awareness drive against cybercrime.
About 75 awareness camps and demonstrations have been planned the Twin Cities as part of the drive, which may be extended to other cities on the basis of its impact and feedback.
Also, a Centre for Information Security has been established at IIIT-Bhubaneswar to carry out awareness on cybercrime and conduct auditing of government websites.
Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy informed this during the launch of the Cyber Safety and Security Awareness Week in the state capital on Monday.
“People irrespective of their educational background, need to be aware and remain safe against falling victim to cybercrimes,” Tripathy said.
The Chief Secretary also released a handbook on Cyber Safety and Cyber Security Awareness along with leaflets and posters which will be distributed during the campaign.
Principal Secretary of Home department Sanjeev Chopra said, “The government is spreading its network to curb cybercrime in the state. Citizens can add to this by keeping themselves safe through awareness and informing police as and when they come across any suspects.”
The campaign is a joint collaboration between the Central and Odisha governments, IIIT-Bhubaneswar and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing.
Among others, Electronics and IT Principal Secretary Manoj Kumar Mishra, Director of IIIT-Bhubaneswar Professor Gopal Krishna Nayak and others were present during the launch.