Cyber terrorism ‘biggest threat’ to the society: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today described cyber terrorism as one of the biggest threats to the society along with cyber crime.

Addressing the Indian Police Service (IPS) Officer Trainees of 2015 batch, who came to meet him, Singh said cyber crime has become a challenge and it is being faced by the police these days.

“There is a steep rise in the cyber crime these days. Cyber terrorism as a big danger along with cyber crime. The crimes of cyber world can be multi-layered, multi-location, multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-legal, so it is difficult to investigate and reach to the criminal,” he said.

The Home Minister told the Officer Trainees that they should try to establish credibility with generosity, honesty and compassion from the beginning itself.

He said the officers should work with zeal towards solving the problems of people.

Singh encouraged them to use new technologies and medium like social media and mobile technology.

This can help in curbing the distance between them and the people, he said.

The Home Minister appealed to the officers to attain higher standards of excellence along with professional standards by integrating technology in the aspects of intelligence, surveillance, communication and modern policing.

Aruna M Bahuguna, Director, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad and other senior officers of the Ministry of Home Affairs were present on the occasion.