HDFC Bank launches Cyber Crime Response training programme for Delhi Police

Two day training programme conducted under Secure Banking initiative
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DELHI, India - April 17, 2014 - PRLog -- HDFC Bank today launched a cyber crime response training programme for Delhi police, to help enhance the knowledge and understanding of law enforcement authorities when it comes to tackling cyber related economic offences. HDFC Bank is conducting this programme as part of Secure Banking Initiative; which is an endeavour to educate and create awareness on security in various banking channels, from ATMs to online across key stakeholders, including law enforcement officers.

Prevention of cyber crime economic offences has become important with the advent of various electronic channels of payment. Offences in the cyber space have taken various forms and therefore it is vital that law enforcement authorities are also equipped to handle such cases.

HDFC Bank has therefore created a 2-day training programme on cyber crime for Delhi Police. The course content of the training programme has been created in partnership with Mahindra Special Services Group (MSSG). More than 50 senior Police officers from different regions across Delhi are expected to participate in the training programme. The programme will cover various aspects of investigating cyber crime such as how to identify and deal with skimming scams, vishing, phishing, data counterfeiting, SIM duplication and email threats among others.

The programme was inaugurated by Mr. V .V Choudhary, Additional Commissioner of Police, Delhi and Mr Jitendra Mani, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police – North East district, Delhi along with Mr Vishal Salvi, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) HDFC Bank and Mr Vijay Kamath, Head- Risk Intelligence & Control (RIC), HDFC Bank.

Speaking at the inauguration, Mr Vishal Salvi, CISO, HDFC Bank said, “The endeavour of this programme is to partner with law enforcement authorities and equip them with appropriate skill sets to tackle cyber crime economic offences with the help of real-life examples and case studies. We’d like to thank the Delhi police for extending their support and co-operation in setting up this programme, which is a part of our larger Secure Banking Initiative.”

In addition to the training programme for law enforcement authorities, HDFC Bank also conducts workshops for its customers at various branches under its Secure Banking initiative. These workshops aim to educate customers and raise awareness about precautions they need to take while conducting banking transactions; be it using a cheque, transacting at ATMs, using debit or credit cards at POS terminals, merchant outlets and online banking.


Promoted in 1995 by Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), India's leading housing finance company, HDFC Bank is one of India's premier banks providing a wide range of financial products and services to its 28.5 million customers across hundreds of Indian cities using multiple distribution channels including a pan-India network of branches, ATMs, phone banking, net banking and mobile banking. Within a relatively short span of time, the bank has emerged as a leading player in retail banking, wholesale banking, and treasury operations, its three principal business segments.

The bank’s competitive strength clearly lies in the use of technology and the ability to deliver world-class service with rapid response time. Over the last 19 years, the bank has successfully gained market share in its target customer franchises while maintaining healthy profitability and asset quality.

As of December 31, 2013, the Bank had a distribution network with 3,336 branches and 11,473 ATMs in 2,104 cities/towns.

For the quarter ended December 31, 2013, the Bank’s total income was INR 127.39 billion (`12,739.0 crore) as against INR 108.18 billion (`10,818.1 crore) for the quarter ended December 31, 2012. Net revenues (net interest income plus other income) were INR 67.83 billion (`6,783.1 crore) for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, as against INR 59.09 billion (`5,909.4 crore) for the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Net Profit for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, was INR 23.25 billion (`2,235.7 crore), up by 25.1% over the corresponding quarter ended December 31, 2012.

Total income for the year ended March 31, 2013, was INR 419.175 billion (`41,917.5 crore).

Leading Indian and international publications have recognised the bank for its performance and quality.

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