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AP to introduce Block Chain technology to check cyber crimes: DGP

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Vijayawada | Wednesday, Dec 14 2016 IST
Andhra Pradesh government is going to avail the Block Chain technology to curb the cyber crimes, DGP N Sambhasiva Rao said here today.Addressing a work shop on the block chain technology, organised jointly by the Fintech Valley of Visakhapatnam and the IBM here today, the DGP said that with the increase in digital banking transactions, there is a scope of increase in cyber crimes. He stressed the need for increasing digital literacy among police force in the state to curb the menace of hacking. Andhra Pradesh is the first state in using block chain technology in Asia to provide cyber security and curb the menace of hacking, he said. Secretary to Civil Supplies and Special Officer of Communicational and Command Centre, B Rajasekhar said that the state is ahead in digitalization of all departments and now encouraging cashless transactions to come out of the post demonetisation crisis. To provide security to large data base, the government is using block chain technology. He explained that the state government had been maintaining large data base of 1.3 crore ration cards, 4.5 crore individual records and digitalization of records of all departments. Now the government has been encouraging to increase cashless and digital transactions from the present 10 per cent to 50 per cent.Mr Rajasekhar said as the internet is prone to cyber crime and hacking the government is using latest block chain technology with the help of some IT companies. He said the IBM organized the second workshop on the subject for IT teams of various departments. IT Advisor to government of AP, J A Chowdary said Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu would inaugurate a block chain technology training institute in Visakhapatnam on December 17, where the students would be trained to meet the local requirements as there was shortage of specialists in block chain technology throughout the world. He said six companies are going to train the candidates in the new technology. Krishna District Collector Babu A said 4.5 lakh cashless transactions are being carried out in the district which needs strong data base and cyber security. Vijayawada city commissioner of Police Gautam Sawang said the new technology could help police to curb cybercrime and the technology should be brought within the reach of common man. Praveen Jayachandra of IBM explained about the benefits of block chain technology through a presentation. UNI DP VS SHK 1915

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