Kolkata to get India’s first 24×7 information security helpline

India’s very first information security helpline is set to begin in Kolkata. The 24X7 number will help to report incidents of cyber crime. Kolkata Police has undertaken this initiative with the help of Infosec Foundation, a non profit platform dedicated to cyber security. The organization will hold an international summit on November 3 in Kolkata and plans to launch the helpline number on that day.

Infosec is working with the Kolkata Police to form a team of volunteers, called ‘Cyber Army’. The Chairman of Infosec, Sushovon Mukherjee said, “These volunteers will guide the persons looking for cyber solutions.” Mukherjee also said that this summit will be east India’s biggest ever summit, since organizations like IBM, Fire Eye, CheckPoint will be participating. Another executive of Infosec, Koushik Bhattacharya, said, “We have no idea how to secure digital property. This is the biggest threat to Digital India.”

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