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Pune organizes event to increase awareness about cybersecurity

The City Police of  Pune has organised “Cy-Fi Karandak 2017,” cyber-security gala events of one-act plays in order to increase the awareness against increasing cyber crimes around the city. This festival is being organized in association with the Quick Heal Foundation and Expressions Lab, a theatre organisation.

The finale of the event is scheduled to be held in Pune from December 21 to 25, at Bharat Natya Mandir. There are more than 100 teams from Maharashtra and Goa who have applied for this, while only 28 finalists will now compete on the theme “Human Life in the Cyberworld — How Convenient, How Vulnerable?” for cash prizes and the Karandak trophy.

To promote this event, an online Karandak was launched, the interested teams submitted their videos via social media; the finals of which will also be held in December.

“The amount of Cyber Crimes reported in Pune is surprisingly high- even higher than that of Delhi and NCR,” said Senior Police Inspector Radhika Phadke. “We need this kind of a platform to create awareness about the psychological and emotional consequences of these crimes. Especially in cases of matrimony fraud, the victim suffers extreme emotional distress. Through theatre, we can convey the human side of it,” she added.

“Cyber-crime would account for nearly 80 percent of all crimes in coming years,” said assistant commissioner of police Milind Patil