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Rajnath Singh stresses on cyber security for success of flagship programmes

Singh said that cyber security was a big challenge these days and ‘cyber barriers’ were needed to tackle it.

Rajnath Singh, cyber crime, Ground Zero Summit 2015, cyber crime India, Rajnath Singh on cyber crime, cyber security, Digital India, Make in India, Smart Cities, indian express Rajnath Singh with actor Anil Kapoor at ‘Ground Zero Summit 2015’, in New Delhi on Thursday. (Source: PTI )

Expressing concern over 70 per cent rise in the number of cyber crime cases last year, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that cyber security needs to be ensured for the success of the initiatives taken by government like Digital India, Make in India and Smart Cities.

Inaugurating a four-day information security conference “Ground Zero Summit 2015” in New Delhi, Singh said: “A person living in a remote area can now have access to information by which he can indulge in an act of terror, despite not being associated with any terror group.” He asked cyber security experts to be alert, especially towards ‘online radicalisation’.

Singh said that cyber security was a big challenge these days and ‘cyber barriers’ were needed to tackle it. “It is our duty that our critical infrastructure system should not collapse under any situation. This is also important that business continuity and disaster recovery plans are tested regularly and upgraded,” he said.

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Singh said that the government has initiated efforts to set up “Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre” (I-4C) on the basis of the recommendations of the committee of Gulshan Rai, National Cyber Security Coordinator. This will help in monitoring and capacity building of cyber crimes, and will help law enforcement agencies in curtailing these crimes, he added.

NTRO chief wants a registry of IT engineers

At the conference, National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) chairman Alok Joshi mooted the idea of a National Cyber Registry “as a repository of IT professionals”.

The repository envisions identification of a talent pool and through sustained efforts could assist professionals to enhance respective domain knowledge.

First published on: 06-11-2015 at 02:25:32 am
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