Cyber crime topics should be part of school & college syllabus: Ex-SC Chief Justice

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Cyberspace and cybercrime, its control, impact and all other aspects should be made part of the school and college syllabi to make students aware of the field, former Supreme Court Chief Justice Dipak Misra said on Saturday (December 21).

Human intelligence always has primacy and the educated should not be scared of using artificial intelligence, Misra told reporters on the sidelines of the 4th edition of Indian Cyber Congress held at Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, where he was the chief guest.

Besides, the agency investigating cybercrimes should have a special wing, with specialised training and other resources, he said.

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Earlier, addressing the Congress, Misra said India ranked 23rd among 165 Nations in cybersecurity index and still there was a lot of space to grow in future.

Additional Director General of Police, Crime against Women and Chidren, Tamil Nadu, M.Ravi said cybercrime is the biggest challenge for any country other than terrorism.

According to him, steps are being taken to establish cyberpark police stations and there may also be the possibility of cyber courts.

E Khalieraaj, Additional DirectorGeneral, National Cyber Safety and Security Standards, New Delhi, thanked Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami for setting up a separate team to tackle crimes against women and children.