Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India]June 10 (ANI/NewsSee): Truecaller, the world’s leading global communication platform, in collaboration with CyberPeace Foundation, a non-partisan civil society organization, held its first training in Karnataka as part of the ongoing national campaign #TrueCyberSafe.
The training focused on raising awareness of cybercrime and building capacity to safely navigate digital communications. Pramila Naidu, Chairman of the State Commission for Women and President Rajya Mahila Ayoga, Karnataka, BS Angadi, KSPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime 2, Bengaluru, as well as Pragya from Truecaller and Purnendu Singh from CyberPeace Foundation have spoke at the event attended by students, faculty from various universities, police officers and other inmates at the BMS College of Engineering.
The campaign has already reached nearly 3 lakh Indians so far through impactful training sessions in the North Eastern region and New Delhi. Through these awareness sessions, attendees learn about recent cyber scams and frauds, the security measures people can take, and the reporting mechanisms available in Truecaller and others that allow competent authorities like the police to take action.
Honoring the event with her presence, Pramila Naidu, Chairperson of the State Commission for Women and President Rajya Mahila Ayoga, Karnataka, said: “The primary responsibility of the Commission is to protect the rights of women and to work proactive way to improve the safety and security of women in Karnataka. Traditionally, we mainly dealt with cases of physical violence, such as domestic violence and acid attacks. However, we have recently seen that cases of digital fraud and online harassment are also increasing. While there have been many benefits of increased access to smartphones and technology for women, it has also exposed them to both new and old harms in the digital space. However, my message here would be to emphasize that the Commission is ready and that we are here to raise awareness and provide support and protection for women. I am grateful that Truecaller and CPF have taken this initiative to build capacity on this issue, and I I’m sure this will help anyone who joins the #True CyberSafe Campaign to access and interact with digital spaces in a safe and secure way.”
The interactive technical training session at BMS College and RV College of Engineering focused on the different types of threats and frauds in the digital world and concluded by equipping participants with best practices, tools and skills necessary to protect against damage. Many security features within Truecaller such as auto block, spam tagging, national one-click helpline, smart texting and many more have also been brought to light. At the end of the session, participants were encouraged to become active contributors to #TrueCyberSafe by sharing their knowledge with friends and family, ensuring that more and more people can help make digital communication safe. .
BS Angadi, KSPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime 2, Bengaluru said, “As a state with the technological capital of India, Karnataka has the highest rate of cyber crime recorded in India. One of the main reasons for this is that we have made it easier for citizens to report cyber crimes in Karnataka. Cyber crime police stations have been established in every district, and citizens of Karnataka can directly report cyber crimes on the helpline 112. Karnataka’s model of Cybercrime Incident Reporting (CIR) system has made it easier for citizens to file complaints and is being studied for implementation in other states as well. We are aware of the threat posed by cybercriminals and are working proactively to prevent online fraud and harassment. In this context, I would like to commend both Truecaller and CPF for taking this initiative. ative and helped raise awareness about how to have a safe digital experience.”
Addressing the dignitaries and the public, BMSCE Director Dr S Muralidhara said, “In today’s world when the internet is developing rapidly and everyone is online all the time , people are often unaware of their security.Our contact information is very susceptible to falling into the wrong hands and making people vulnerable online.Oftentimes, we users receive unwanted calls and messages, which leads to a gullible audience to get trapped by cyber criminals. To educate everyone, we are happy and honored to share that CyberPeace Foundation and TrueCaller have teamed up to launch the #TrueCyberSafe campaign at BMS College of Engineering Bengaluru. I would ask all students, teachers , staff members to be part of this initiative and to spread the message of the campaign in their family circles, in order to give people the knowledge and tools to be safe. is online.”
Pragya Misra, Director of Public Affairs at Truecaller, said, “Almost all activities in our daily lives, whether social, economic, educational, overlap in digital spaces. The internet and the use of technology present challenges. “Immense benefits, but they lend themselves to challenges like spam and fraud that we need to protect ourselves from. At Truecaller, security continues to be a top priority and we are constantly working to build trust in communication through phone and SMS by making it safe. With the TrueCyberSafe initiative, we are expanding the scope of our efforts to raise awareness of cyber fraud and build user capacity on how people can stay safe while communicating. We are happy to bring this nationwide campaign to Karnataka, and hope that alongside the efforts of the government and the police, we are able to e make communication safer for more Indians.”
Speaking about CyberPeace-The Need of the Hour, Purnendu Singh, Director of Operations and Strategy, CyberPeace Foundation said, “#TrueCyberSafe is a monumental initiative to eradicate the threat of cybercrime from cyberspace, sowing the fruitful seeds raising awareness and knowledge among Awareness raising among children and the elderly is essential as they are the most vulnerable, therefore protecting young people will in turn protect future generations. The CyberPeace Foundation, in collaboration with various corporations and government agencies , has launched various projects to boost online safety and security, some of these projects are-E-Raksha, E-Shakti, E-Saksham, Safety Track and various hackathons, so today with the #TrueCyberSafe campaign, we are consolidating our fight against cybercrime more effectively. Stay CyberSafe!! Stay CyberSecure!!”
The joint initiative was launched nationwide in February 2022. The campaign aims to raise awareness by training 15 million people across 5 regions of India to fight cyber fraud leading to safer digital communication and raise awareness the steps our users can take to prevent fraud. , spam and scams. The campaign will be gradually launched in two other regions over the next few months.
We enable safe and relevant conversations between people and make it efficient for businesses to connect with consumers. Fraud and unwanted communications are endemic to digital economies, especially in emerging markets. We are on a mission to build trust in communication. Truecaller is a daily communication essential for over 310 million active users, with half a billion downloads since launch and nearly 38 billion spam calls identified and blocked in 2021. Based in Stockholm, since 2009 , we are a co-founder led, entrepreneurial company, with a highly experienced management team. Truecaller has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since October 8, 2021.
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