CSIR-CECRI Cyber Jaagrookta Diwas

Cyber Security

Cybercrimes are generally understood as malware attack (use of malicious software like ransomware, viruses, Trojans, spyware, bots etc.), phishing (capturing sensitive information like username, password, credit/debit card details using fake websites, emails etc.), attacks on critical infrastructure, unauthorized data access (data breach), online financial frauds, crime against woman and children like cyber stalking, child pornography etc. It is also seen that around 60% of the cybercrimes reported on National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal (https://www.cybercrime.gov.in) relate to online financial frauds.

As Cyber Jaagrookta Diwas is being celebrated on the first Wednesday of every month in all labs and offices, there is a need to increase ‘cyber hygiene’ for prevention of cybercrimes by inculcating habits of taking basic care of ICT devices at regular intervals, such as, properly shutting down the computer, changing passwords at intervals, being cautious against opening of phishing websites along with other websites, precautions to be taken while handling social medial platforms, protections against data theft, collections and disposable of e-waste etc.

The page is developed to display the details of activities being carried out in relation to Cyber Jaagrookta Diwas and also to create awareness on cyber security.