Goa Police Directorate (DGP) Jaspal Singh said the rollout of 5G services will lead to an increase in cybercrime in the state. Speaking at the Goa Police Ideathon-2022 on Friday, DGP Singh said that after the launch of 5G services, a large number of devices will be connected to the high-speed internet service. Hence the likelihood of a rise in cybercrime, he said.
The event was organized by the South Goa Cybercrime Police Station.” The ideathon was organized on the impact of 5G technology for law enforcement agencies, led by Jaspal Singh, Director General of Police, according to a press release.
The event, attended with great enthusiasm by all those involved, aims to raise awareness among police personnel of the changes they will experience in the future and to be well prepared for the challenges that lie ahead, the statement said. In the brainstorming session, well-known speakers came from three areas viz. Police, science and industry were present. The session started with presentations on the fundamental aspects of 5G technology by Neelkanadan Rajamohan (Faculty, IIT Goa) and Smart Decides by Tarun Lakhmani (Asst Manager, IFB).
The Panel on Impact of 5G Technology on Law and Order Issues consisted of Nidhin Valsan, IPS (SP North & Cyber Crime), Shivendu Bhushan, IPS (SDPO Margao), Neelkandan Rajamohan (Faculty IIT Goa) and Shri Sawant Kushwaha (Asst Manager, IFB) and they highlighted how proactive policing and drone surveillance will improve police effectiveness. Concerns about potential confusion in the current legal order were also raised. The second panel on Impact of 5G Technology on Traffic Management, composed of Shri Bosco George (SP Traffic), Shri Damodar Reddy (Faculty, NIT Goa), Sathisha Basavaraju (Researcher, Beltech AI Pvt Ltd) and Filomena Costa (PI Traffic Colva ), highlighted the benefits of implementing ITMS and automated detection and redress of violations. The possibility of traffic management being disrupted by unauthorized malicious access and safeguards against it were also highlighted.
The third panel on the impact of 5G technology on financial fraud consisted of Sunita Sawant (SP Economic Offenses Cell), Sanjay K Sahay (Faculty, BITS Goa), Ajit Muzumdar (Faculty, NFSU Goa) and Raman Jaiswal (Chief Manager, SBI Goa ) highlighted how 5G can be beneficial for better KYC and ensuring 360-degree security of the financial ecosystem. Concerns about increasing fraud by fintech networks as well as crypto platforms were highlighted and potential protections discussed. (ANI)
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