EPCH organizes Awareness Seminar on Safeguards against Cyber Crime and Design, Trends & Forecast


New Delhi, 7th Feb 2023 – The Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts organised Awareness Seminar on Safeguards against Cyber Crime and Design, Trends & Forecast at New Delhi on 7th February, 2023 (Tuesday).

Raj Kumar Malhotra, Chairman EPCH and Chairman, Northern Region – FIEO; Ravi Passi, Past Chairman, EPCH and Convenor (Northern Region); Sambit Sinha, Partner, Cyber Security, EY; Dr. Karnika Seth, Cyberlaw & Cyber Security Expert; H. S. Randhawa, ACP, Cyber Cell, Delhi Police; Rajesh Rawat – Addl. Executive Director EPCH; Ms. Amla Srivastava, Head Designer – EPCH and leading exporters from New Delhi were present – informed Rakesh Kumar, Director General EPCH.

Raj Kumar Malhotra, Chairman EPCH and Chairman, Northern Region – FIEO welcomed the official from Delhi Police Cyber Cell, Cyber Security Experts and the leading exporters from Delhi. He informed that today’s seminar organized jointly by EPCH and FIEO to facilitate the exporters to understand measures to safeguard business from Cyber Crime and get indepth knowledge of latest Design, Trends & Forecast in Handicrafts. He further said that EPCH has always been at the forefront of organizing series of awareness seminars through expert faculties on a pan-India basis for member exporters.

Ravi Passi, Past Chairman, EPCH and Convenor (Northern Region), said that in today’s business environment, it is critical that new products with cutting-edge designs are developed in accordance with trends and forecasts in order to remain competitive in the international market.

While speaking on the occasion Sambit Sinha, Partner, Cyber Security, EY said that business information is a valuable asset that must be safeguarded against unauthorised modification, and disclosure. Our best line of defence against cybercriminals will always be prevention. He added that technology is a double edged weapon and one needs to be very careful while using it. He also informed about various techniques of using virtual keyboard, regular changing of passwords, masked-aadhaar card, never scan QR code sent & many other practices as safeguard against cyber crime.

Dr. Karnika Seth, expert on Cyber law & Cyber Security presented an informative presentation on the origins of cybercrime and the recent increase in cases. She discussed key developments in the field of cyberlaw in Indian jurisdictions. She further explained Indian law regarding information technology through amendments. She further spoke about electronic footprints which is traceable. She also explained various options & remedies for victims of cyber fraud.

H. S. Randhawa, ACP, Cyber Cell, Delhi Police informed that Delhi Police has helped many exporters from New Delhi and adjoining areas against cyber crime. Police are always ready to assist victims of cybercrime and urged them to remain vigilant, aware, and not hesitate to report any such cases. He presented cyber crime status and shared the mechanism to file a complaint to the cyber crime cell. He also shared www.cybercrime.gov.in and helpline number 1930 for immediate action.

Amla Srivastava, Head Designer – EPCH informed the participants about the emerging trend and designs for 2024 that the global market is looking and manufacturers should prioritise taking into account the most recent trends through which customers are attracted.

Questions pertaining to Design, Trend & Forecast and Cyber Security Ways were asked by the participants. The same were answered by the experts along with inputs on safeguards. Over 60 members attended this seminar and concluded with positive interaction with members exporters

EPCH is a nodal agency for promoting exports of handicrafts from the Country to various destinations of the world and projecting India’s image abroad as reliable supplier of high quality of handicrafts goods & services. The Handicrafts exports during the year 2021-22 was Rs. 33253.00 Crores (US $ 4459.76 Million) registering a growth of 29.49% in rupee term & 28.90% in dollar terms over the previous year, informed by Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Director General, EPCH.

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