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Learn the Facts of Cybercrime to Protect Yourself

Learn the Facts of Cybercrime to Protect Yourself

Cybercrime is on the rise. It has reached pandemic levels. Statistically speaking, once in a while, your data gets hacked somewhere. Your bank account hacking or your shopping card details and credit card numbers getting drained away without your nose knowing what’s hit it. The tech world is supposed to be impenetrably safe from all that.

On May 19, 2022, the Jaipuria School of Business organized a guest lecture on “Emerging Trends in Cybercrime.Ms. Priyanka Tomar, Director, New Era Systems Pvt Ltd, Cyber Expert/Advisor to Government and Non-Governmental Organizations, headed the session.

The session discussion focused on the rising prevalence of cybercrime, new techniques and dangerous behaviors on the Internet, and what preventive steps you may implement to make safe payments. Communication has advanced worldwide, particularly with the creation of the Internet. The rise of cybercrime, often known as e-crimes (electronic crimes), is a significant challenge confronting today’s society. As a result, e-crime poses a threat to countries, organizations, and individuals worldwide. E-crime has expanded across the globe, and millions of individuals have been victims of it.

Given the seriousness of e-crime and its worldwide character and repercussions, it is evident that a shared understanding of such criminal conduct is critical. E-crime is becoming more common and causes significant damage to governments, businesses, society, and individuals. Furthermore, cyber thieves are driven by various factors, including (but not limited to) monetary gain, mental instability, society standards, and a lack of regulation and penalties. Several names are also known as E-crimes, including high-tech crimes, white-collar crimes, and cybercrimes.

E-crime includes all forms of computer crime involving computers or computer networks to commit fraud or other crimes against persons or property. Although there is no such universally accepted definition of e-crime in the legal sense, most definitions revolve around the unlawful use of electronic devices such as computers and the Internet.

She further added that there is an increase in e-crimes due to the development of information technology and software changes. Thus, e-crimes have become very common and spread via various methods, including malicious programs specially prepared to break through personal computers (PCs) or enterprise systems to copy confidential information or destroy systems.

Ms. Priyanka has emphasized that basic awareness training has to be given across schools and colleges so that people can protect themselves from such attacks.

The session was quite informative, and her expertise in cyber security earned her high praise. As a result, the session closed positively with Dr. Lalit Sharma’s vote of gratitude. The Jaipuria School of Business emphasizes the advanced learning of students through experience and caters to this idea through workshops and seminars.