Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday recognised banking as the "most vulnerable" sector to cyber crime and expressed the need to employ appropriate remedies to counter the menace.
Fadnavis also observed that government is trying to create a cashless society using information technology.
"Banking is currently the most vulnerable sector with respect to cyber crime and we need to ensure that we have the remedies to counter cyber crime in the sector.
"We are trying to create a cashless society using information technology but we also have to ensure it does not become 'cash less' due to cases of cyber crime," Fadnavis said while addressing a conference on Cyber Crime Control here, which was jointly organised by the state Home department, Mumbai Police, IIT Bombay and Asian School of Cyber Law.
Fadnavis acknowledged that government was facing "big challenges" including that of jurisdiction in cases of cyber crimes and also proposed a re-look at law enforcement and justice delivery system.
The CM said while his government was busy building digital capabilities, it needs to ensure that cyber crime control capabilities are built as well.
"While common people are getting the fruits of greater use of IT, we have to ensure good security for this platform," Fadnavis said.
State additional chief secretary (Home) K P Bakshi, Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria, director general of Anti-Corruption Bureau Pravin Dixit and director of IIT Bombay Devang Khakkar were among those who attended the event.
Fadnavis, while replying to a question in the state Legislature in April, had said that while 937 cyber crime cases were registered in 2013, the number rose to 2,696 in 2014.