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EVALUATION OF AWARENESS OF CYBERCRIME IN MEDICAL STUDENTS
Sagar Lande* and Sandeep Kadu
Cybercrime is one of the vast growing area of criminality, all over the world. Definitions of cybercrime are variable, depends on purpose of using the term. A limited number of acts against the confidentiality, integrity and availability of computer data or systems represent the core of cybercrime. Aim and objective: 1) To assess the awareness about cybercrime and its related laws.2) Assessment of precautions taken by respondents to prevent from being cyber victim. 3) Evaluation of cybercrime related knowledge. Materials and methods: The cross sectional questionnaire based descriptive study was performed in DVVPF?s Medical College and Hospital, Ahmednagar (M.S). The structured questionnaire to gather relevant information pertaining to the research topic was designed and distributed among the participants. The data was collected and analysed statistically under expert guidance for number and percentage. Results: In our study 200 individuals were participated of which with 98% response rate 196 individuals responded. Our study reveals that 98(50%) individuals access their social networking account when they get bored. The Majority 140(71.4%) individuals don’t use same password for different accounts while 168(85.7%) don’t share their passwords with friends and relatives. Most of the participants, 153(78.1%) knows about strong password and aware about its use. For security purpose most of individuals 133(67.8%) have installed Antivirus on their devices. Conclusion: The study found that most of the individuals are aware of judicious use of social media, security and of privacy during its use. But the individuals needed to be informed about cybercrime laws and acts and about the various cybercrime related terms.[Full Text Article]