SOURCE: WNS (Holdings) Limited

May 24, 2010 08:34 ET

D. Sivanandhan Inaugurates 'Know Your BPO for Police Officers' Session at WNS During Mumbai Cyber Safety Week 2010

WNS to Train over 600 Police Officers on Cyber Security During One Year

MUMBAI, INDIA--(Marketwire - May 24, 2010) - WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, hosted the 'Know Your BPO for Police Officers' event, during the annual Mumbai Cyber Safety week 2010, May 24-28. Mr. D. Sivanandhan, Commissioner of Police, Mumbai, inaugurated the event on 24 May, 2010, at the WNS headquarters in Mumbai. 

In an effort to crush cyber crime and cyber criminals, the Mumbai police and the Ministry of Information and Technology, Government of India, in collaboration with the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) and the Data Security Council of India (DSCI), have organized the event to spread awareness and share best practices amongst professionals and society at large.

"India is the third largest Internet user in the world and currently is experiencing an increasing number of cyber threats and crimes," said Mumbai Police Commissioner, D. Sivanandhan. "Cyber Safety Week is an all-inclusive initiative of stakeholders in the Cyber Space. The aim of the 'Cyber Safety Week' is to set up a framework and promote collaboration among Mumbai Police, the Information Technology industry, academia and concerned citizens to address cyber crime and its related issues. The programs scheduled for Mumbai Cyber Safety Week are designed to help individuals understand and protect themselves from online threats while using the Internet. We are very pleased that WNS is partnering with us in this initiative, by imparting training to over 600 police officers on cyber security in the coming year. The training will encompass exposure to new technologies and processes to combat online fraud and cyber crime."

"The IT/ITES industry has immense potential in fueling India's growth to new heights. The increasing use of the Internet also poses the risk of cyber threats and crimes, thus it is our civic and social responsibility to educate and familiarize police officers with the practices of the BPO operations to better equip the police in arresting cyber crime," said Keshav Murugesh, Group CEO, WNS. "WNS is leading the initiative -- 'Know Your BPO for Police Officers,' a series of interactive monthly sessions which will be held for the police officers. The objective of these sessions is to provide officials a better understanding of the various issues and concerns facing the IT/ITES industry and how we can work together to minimize the impact of cyber threats.

"A team comprising the Commissioner of Police, Mumbai and other senior police officials along with representatives from NASSCOM, today participated in the various presentations and demonstrations facilitated by WNS and interacted with employees across all levels to understand the challenges of information security and gauge the extent of awareness about data security. It was a knowledge-sharing event where the teams were given a preview of how security is the underlying factor in every transaction," NASSCOM spokesperson and VP Member Outreach Rajiv Vaishnav said. "WNS has always been in great support of NASSCOM initiatives and we look forward to working closely with WNS and the Mumbai Police team to prevent Cyber crime."

About Cyber Safety Week

The Mumbai Cyber Safety Week is a joint initiative by NASSCOM and the Mumbai Police. During the week, Mumbai Police, NASSCOM, and the Ministry of Information Technology will be interacting with students, parents, corporates, lawyers, judiciary, Cyber cafe owners, heads of Cyber crime cells and other stakeholders in a bid to spreading awareness about Cyber safety. This initiative is set to seek and develop proactive strategies for anticipating trends in Cyber crime and formulating technical and legal responses on various fronts. The week looks to ingrain seven key messages, including keeping children e-safe; knowing one's online friends and enemies; updating Web browsers and operating systems; securing your computer networks and wireless networks; backing-up important files for disaster recovery; using strong passwords and securing financial sites; and realizing the steps to be taken if things still go wrong.

About WNS
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