AP first state to use block chain technology to check cyber crime

Vijayawada, December 14: Andhra Pradesh has emerged as number one state in Asia to introduce block chain technology to prevent cyber crime.

Secretary to civil supplies and special officer of communicational and command centre D Rajasekhar said that the government is using block chain technology to provide security to large data base.

The Fintech valley Vizag and IBM organized a workshop on block chain technology in Vijayawada today to bring awareness among officials  on the cyber security system to establish a fool proof system to protect the data base.

Rajasekhar said the state government has 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 is encouraging to increase cashless and digital transactions from the present 10 per cent to 50 per cent.

He 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.

IT Advisor to state government J.A. Chowdary said that block chain technology is a fool proof system to prevent cyber crime and hacking.

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will inaugurate a block chain technology training institute in Visakhapatnam on December 17. He said six companies will train students in the new technology.

Director General of Police N Sambasiva Rao said with the increase in digital banking transactions there is a chance of increase in cyber crimes. He stressed the need for increasing digital literacy among  police force to curb the menace of hacking.

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