Govt approves National Cyber Security Policy
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Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 21:16
  
New Delhi: The government today approved the National Cyber Security Policy that aims to create a secure computing environment in the country and build capacities to strengthen the current set up with focus on manpower training.

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the policy which stresses on augmenting India's indigenous capabilities in terms of developing the cyber security set up.

"CCS met today and approved the National Cyber Security Policy, which sets a road map for strengthening cyber security of the country by building capacities in the country, training manpower etc," a source said after the meeting.

A senior official in the Department of Information Technology said the policy strives for a secure computing environment and seeks to build adequate trust and confidence in electronic transactions.

"This policy caters for the whole spectrum of ICT users and providers including small and home users, medium and large enterprises and government and non-government entities," the official added.

It aims to create a cyber security framework that will address all related issues over a long period. The framework will lead to specific actions and programmes to enhance the security posture of country's cyber space.

Besides, cyber security intelligence forms an integral component to be able to anticipate attacks and quickly adopt counter measures.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 21:16


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