WB Govt will train people to fight cyber crime: Minister

Kolkata: The West Bengal government plans to co-ordinate with universities to impart training to people in tackling cyber crime.

"White collar cyber crime has to be dealt with technically and legally. We are thinking of working with universities so that we can provide the technical and legal expertise to handle it," state Information Technology Minister Debesh Das told a conference on eSecurity and Prevention of Cyber Crime on Wednesday.

Principal Secretary (IT) said, "companies will have to change their ideas about tackling cyber crime. Companies seek the help of the police, but hardly come to us.

"We are trying to start a cyber education cell so that people understand their primary responsibilities if they fall prey to cyber crime."

The government was trying to tie with some major IT players for providing security coverage to companies, Siddharth said.

Bureau Report