Swami Vivekananda Group of Institutions (SVGI) has always been a hub of innovative activities and is always on the lookout for opportunities to collaborate with the industry as well as other academic institutions the world over.
The curriculum is delivered in spacious, amphitheater-style classrooms—fitted with modern Information and Communication Technology (ICT) equipment—and in well-equipped, modern laboratories. Additionally, students are encouraged—and provided relevant facilities—to participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities through various clubs and societies on the campus.
Swami Vivekananda Group of Institutions(SVGI) organized an interactive session on Cyber Crime: Awareness and Security on 30th July 2018 by Hon’ble Addl. Director General of Police, Mr. Varun Kapoor. He is presently working as director of “Police Radio Training School” (PRTS), Indore. Mr. Kapoor was a bright student during his academics and had a desire and passion to serve his nation.
Mr. Varun Kapoor was selected in Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1991 and he has served as a Senior SP in more than 10 districts of MP and as an IG in Ujjain, Chattarpur, Ratlam Division. Honored by president medal in 2008 and received gallantry award by President of India. He Represented India at United Nations, Bosnia, Georgia, South Africa, Mozambique etc. His work has been admired and got many awards in the area of Cyber Security, International Policing, and Narcotics.
Cybercrime is any criminal activity that involves a computer, networked device or a network. While most cybercrimes are carried out in order to generate profit for the cybercriminals, some cybercrimes are carried out against computers or devices directly to damage or disable them, while others use computers or networks to spread malware, illegal information, images or other materials.
During this interactive talk, he has created awareness among the Engineering students under their Project “SANKALP”.He covered topics, including ‘victims of cybercrime’, ‘legal consequences of cybercrime’, ‘cybersecurity measures’ and ‘cyber crimes and their social impact’, Fraud & Financial Crimes, Obscene or offensive content, Harassment, Threats, Drug trafficking, Cyberterrorism, Cyberwarfare.
Offenses that are committed against individuals or groups of individuals with a criminal motive to intentionally harm the reputation of the victim or cause physical or mental harm to the victim directly or indirectly, using modern telecommunication networks such as the Internet (Chat rooms, emails, notice boards and groups) and mobile phones.
Mr. Varun Kapoor explained to the students about how intentionally or unintentionally they can become a victim or an offender of cyber-crime. Also informed the students that how the involvement of youngsters in committing cyber-crime is increasing day by day.
Citing the Information Technology (IT) Act, Mr. Kapoor spoke about the types of cyber offenses that are cognizable and non-cognizable.
Mr. Varun Kapoor said, “While commenting or liking a comment or photo on a social networking site, you may unintentionally commit a cybercrime, as that photo or comment may be offensive under the IT Act. So you should be very careful about what you are doing”.
The program was attended by students of 2nd and 3rd year, hods of various Departments & faculty members and TNP team. It was an interactive and informative session. Some students awarded by medals and certificates for their active participation too under cyber awareness campaign ‘Sankalp’.
SVGI Organizing team thanked Director of SVGI, Principal, HOD’s, Faculty members, T&P team, IT support system, Administration department, all supporting staff and student coordinator for making this event successful.