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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2017, Volume : 8, Issue : 4
First page : ( 459) Last page : ( 464)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2017.00067.5

A Study on Awareness of Cyber Crime and Security

Mokha Anupreet Kaur*

Assistant Professor, SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi

*Corresponding Author: Anupreet Kaur Mokha, Assistant Professor, SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi

Online published on 26 March, 2018.

Abstract

Usage of internet has become a daily routine for majority of people for day-to-day transactions. The number of internet users has grown tremendously and so does cyber-crimes. Cyber-crime is the crime that is done using computer and network. The threat of cyber-crime is an ever present and increasing reality in both the private and professional sectors. With the advent of internet, old crimes have taken on a new appearance. The purpose of this research is to make awareness regarding cyber-crimes which are happening in today's world and also to create awareness of increased cyber security. This paper attempts to analyze the awareness of cyber-crime among internet users with different age groups and educational qualifications. Linear Regression Model has been applied for analyzing both the objectives. This paper finds that there is a relationship exists between the age groups and educational qualification of the respondents. So, it is the duty of one and all internet users to be aware of the cyber-crime and security and also help others by creating awareness among them.

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Keywords

Cyber-crime, Cyber criminals, Cyber security, Internet, IT Act, Awareness.

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