Organisation Name: The Cyber Blog India
Contact Parson: Raj Pagariya
Email Id: email@example.com
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/incyberblog
CyberBlog India started as a simple blog in December 2014 with contributions by young cyber professionals to create awareness about the Internet, mobile apps, their hazards and increasing cybercrime. It later became a full-fledged organisation that is now trying to create an impact through online and offline engagements.
The National Award-winning blog — that has published over 130 posts online on different issues spanning across cyber security, law and forensics — has received various accolades, both nationally and internationally. Its dedicated WhatsApp helpline has been perceived very well by denizens all over the country.
Thousands of people have reached the blog with issues they face. It not only provides guidance and counselling but also connects them to the law enforcement agencies concerned. Cyberblog is actively using all social media tools — including Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest — to disseminate content and to foster interaction. Posts are published frequently in which issues that are of grave concern such as the intricacy of Internet laws, cyber security and career-related queries are discussed in detail. Besides, workshops on parental control over the Internet, digital wellness and cybercrime awareness are also conducted regularly. So far, about 1,00,000 people have been reached through online and offline platforms in various states of the country, including Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana.
Cyberblog believes that the biggest problem faced is not the crime but the lack of knowledge which causes the victim to not even realise what is happening to them, before it is too late. The aim is to oust ignorance and render help to all who need it.
Organisation Name: Chhattisgarh Infosec Society
Contact Parson: Mohit Sahu
Email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MediaFire/timeline
‘Cyber Gyan – India’ campaign is an individual initiative taken by Mohit Sahu on behalf of a non-profit organisation called ‘Chhattisgarh Infosec Society’. The purpose of this initiative is to fight cybercrime and make the society aware about cybercrime, besides giving an impetus to technical and legal support to people affected by cyber crime. The mission is to promote cyber security awareness, offer self-protection techniques, discuss methods to secure personal information, create awareness about cyber crimes and law, help people reach out to cyber cell, provide an online helpline forum, fight against cybercrime, provide free security consultancy to government organisations.
There are more than 2,43,198,922 Internet users in India, out of which 46 per cent people have faced cyber crime while only 23 per cent are aware about cyber crime. About 3,00,000 cybercrime cases were reported in India in 2015, this statistics was a motivational factor to start the ‘Cyber Gyan’ campaign.
Cyber Gyan believes that being aware about cybercrime/law and protection techniques is key factor in reducing cybercrime. It targets some local groups, communities and schools to talk about ‘etiquettes’ (sanskar) but not netiquette (cyber sanskar), so it started taking seminars in schools/colleges and amid other communities.
Being an individual with lack of resources and volunteers, Sahu found social media platforms such as Facebook pages the most expedient way to reach out to people and interact with them or attend their queries.