Rajnath Singh stresses on need for cyber security

Expressing concern over the 70 per cent rise in the number of cyber crime cases last year, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that cyber security needs to be ensured for the success of the initiatives like Digital India, Make in India and Smart Cities, taken by government. 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 is a big challenge these days and ‘cyber barriers’ are 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. 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.