Public Awareness on Cyber Crime with Special Reference to Chennai
Samrin Sulaiman1, Sreeya B2

1Samrin Sulaiman, Author, BBA LLB (Hons.), Saveetha School of Law, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS), Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
2Dr. Sreeya B, Co Author, Associate Professor, Department of Management Studies, Saveetha School of Law, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Manuscript received on October 17, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 26 October, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2019. | PP: 3362-3364 | Volume-9 Issue-1, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: A9187119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A9187.119119
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Abstract: With the rapid advancements in technology, our lives have become completely digitalised. We sit in the comfort of our home, and carry out our day-to-day activities like grocery shopping, education, banking, through the Internet. However, this has given rise to several threats to our security, called the cyber-crime which has become a global concern. Cybercrimes affect the lives of millions of people all around the world, including businesses, organisations and governments of different nations. This paper aims to determine the association between cybercrime awareness and the age, and to identify the difference between main cause of cybercrime and the gender. Descriptive research has been carried out which helps us to understand the characteristics of an individual or a group. The sampling method used here is convenient sampling where the samples have been chosen based on ease of access of availability. The sample size is 1540. Age, Gender and Occupation are the independent variables. Cyber-crime awareness, the main cause of cybercrime and the most popular cyber-crime are the dependent variables used here. The tools used here are Chi-Square, Independent Sample t test and ANOVA. It was found that there is a significant association between the cyber-crime awareness and the age of the respondent and that there is no significant difference between the main cause of cyber-crime and gender. With the rapid rise in the rate of cyber-crimes, it is imperative that the government provide the people with more effective ways of cyber security in order to protect the society.
Keywords: Cyber-crime, Cyber terrorism, Cyber Security, Cyber Laws, Public awareness
Scope of the Article: Cyber Security