Truecaller conducts cybersecurity trainings in Bangalore as part of its women’s safety initiatives
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India (NewsView) 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. Ms. Pramila Naidu, Chairwoman of the State Women’s Commission and Chairperson Rajya Mahila Ayoga, Karnataka, MBS Angadi, KSPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime 2, Bengaluru, as well as Pragya from Truecaller and Mr. Purnendu Singh from the CyberPeace Foundation took the floor. at the event attended by students, faculties from various universities, police officers and others held 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, Ms. 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 proactively 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 to increasing access to smartphones and technology for women, it has also exposed them to new and old harms in the digital space. However, my message here would be to emphasize that the Commission is prepared and that we are here to raise awareness and provide support and protection I am grateful that Truecaller and CPF have taken this initiative to build capacity on this issue, and I am sure that it will help anyone who joins the #TrueCyberSafe Campaign to access and interact with digital spaces in a safe and secure manner.” The interactive technical training session at BMS College and RV College of Engineering focused on the different types of threats and fraud in the digital world and ended by equipping participants with best practices, tools and skills to protect themselves from harm.Many security features within Truecaller such as auto block, spam tagging, national one-click helpline, smart texting and many more have also have 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. .
Mr. BS Angadi, KSPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime 2, Bengaluru said, “As a state with the technology capital of India, Karnataka has the highest recorded cyber crime rate 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 facilitated the filing of complaints by citizens and is being considered for implementation in other states as well. We are aware of the threat posed by cybercriminals and work proactively to prevent online fraud and harassment. In this context, I would like to commend Truecaller and CPF for taking this initiative and helping to educate citizens on how to have a safe digital experience.” Addressing dignitaries and the public, BMSCE Director Dr. S Muralidhara, said, “In today’s world where the internet is developing rapidly and everyone is online all the time, people are often unaware of their safety and security. Our contact information is very likely from falling into the wrong hands and making people vulnerable online. Often, we users receive unwanted calls and messages, which lead to a gullible public being tricked by cybercriminals. 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, m staff members to be part of this initiative and spread the message of the campaign in their family circles, in order to equip people with the knowledge and tools to be safe online.” Ms. Pragya Misra, Business Manager public, Truecaller, said: “Almost all activities of our daily lives, whether social, economic, educational, overlap in digital spaces. The internet and the use of technology bring immense benefits, but they lend themselves to challenges such as spam and fraud that we need to guard against. At Truecaller, security continues to be a top priority and we are constantly working to build trust in phone and text communication by making it safe. With the TrueCyberSafe initiative, we are expanding the scope of our efforts to raise cyber fraud awareness and build user capacity on how people can stay safe while communicating. We are happy to bring this national campaign to Karnataka, and I hope that with the efforts of the government and the police, we are able to make communication safer for more Indians. said: “#TrueCyberSafe is a monumental initiative to eradicate the threat of cybercrime from cyberspace, sowing the fruitful seeds of awareness and knowledge among the population. the most vulnerable. Therefore, protecting young people will in turn protect future generations. The CyberPeace Foundation, in collaboration with various companies and government agencies, has launched various projects to strengthen online safety and security, some of these projects are -E-Raksha, E-Shakti, E-Saksham, Safety Track and various hackathons, so today with #TrueCyberSafe Campaign, we are consolidating our approach to the war 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 lakh people across 5 regions of India to fight cyber fraud leading to safer digital communication and increased awareness the steps our users can take to avoid fraud, spam and scams. The campaign will be gradually launched in two other regions over the next few months. About Truecaller We enable safe and relevant conversations between people and make communication between businesses and consumers efficient. Fraud and unwanted communication 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 messages. calls identified and blocked in 2021. Based in Stockholm, since 2009, we are a co-founder and entrepreneurial mpany, with a highly experienced management team. Truecaller has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since October 8, 2021. For more information, visit corporate.truecaller.com.
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