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Cybercrimes can be defined as "Offences that are committed against individuals or groups of individuals with a criminal motive to intentionally harm the reputation of the victim or cause physical or mental harm, or loss, to the victim directly or indirectly, using modern telecommunication networks such as Internet (networks including but not limited to Chat rooms, emails, notice boards and groups) and mobile phones (Bluetooth/SMS/MMS)". 

Cybercrime may threaten a person or a nation’s security and financial health. Issues surrounding these types of crimes have become high-profile, particularly those surrounding hacking, copyright infringement, unwarranted mass-surveillance, sextortion, child pornography and child grooming. There are also problems of privacy when confidential information is intercepted or disclosed, lawfully or otherwise.

From the perspective of gender, 'cybercrime against women' is described as "Crimes targeted against women with a motive to intentionally harm the victim psychologically and physically, using modern telecommunication networks such as internet and mobile phones".

Cyber-crime and privacy breach in India has been growing exponentially every few months. According to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), 1.71 lakh cybercrimes have been reported during 2014 -2017. The lack of user awareness about Internet, cyber laws and risks pose a big challenge in India.

In this scenario, it is important for every user to understand the risks associated with transactions in cyber space; implications of data leaks and privacy breaches through social media or email transactions and its remedies, are very important and should be taken care of with utmost priority. The session will enlighten the audience about cybercrime consequences with examples. When we consider the wide strata of users, from tech-savvy to new users, as well as different socio-economic conditions, demographics, culture and age, making users aware about the risk and saving them from cyber frauds is a challenge before law enforcement agencies as well as the government. All those who use the internet through cell-phones or PCs should be aware of the same.


To be well-versed with the term “Cyber Security & Women Safety” the session includes;

  • What is Cyber Crime

  • Types of Cyber Crime in Indian Scenario

  • Women Safety & Cyber Crime

  • Laws Related to Women & Its Implementation

  • Domestic Violence & Issue Relating to working Women

  • Real Scenario & Live Examples

  • Do’s & Don’t (Cyber Crime & Women Safety)



Shri Bharat Rathod

Assistant Commissioner of Police & Head of Cyber Cell,


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