Sri Rakshaa. B & Carol James, Christ Deemed to be University, Bangalore
“Cyber Crime is the way to jail, cyber security is the way to avail”. The authors through this quote in this research paper is primarily focusing on the issues and concerns of Cyber Crime faced by the women in a globalised level. The paper also focuses on few of the 17 Sustainable Development goals with relevance to Cyber Crime which was passed by the UNGA Resolution 70/1 in the year 2015 which is also called as the 2030 agenda. The major goal that has been focused in this paper is Goal no.4 which emphasises on quality education by providing self and societal awareness which in turn results in empowerment of women. The research paper further focuses on the Cyber security laws in India such as the Information Technology Act, 2000. It has also been observed that due to the lack of awareness in women, the female gender has faced suppression and consequently this has also resulted in the increase of crime rate. This Cyber Crime which has recently originated due to the growth of technology, attacks the users by way of hate speech, porn revenge, email spoofing, stalking and Identity theft. It has also been observed in the research paper that Goal no.16 which ensures Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions focuses on evolving women from their submissive stage to the empowered stage. The authors have also critically analysed the loopholes in the existing cyber security laws and have also provided adequate recommendations in order to combat the security issues faced by women.
Keywords: Sustainable development goals, united nations, empowerment, cyber crime, cyber security, Information technology act, 2000