Govt has taken steps to safeguard sensitive information: Pilot
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Last Updated: Friday, December 10, 2010, 20:41
New Delhi: In the wake of series of leaks of official US documents by WikiLeaks, the government on Friday said it was aware of the threats to digital information and has taken appropriate steps to safeguard sensitive information.

Minister of State for Communications and IT informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply that the government has taken various measures to protect the secrecy of digital files.

Pilot's written reply came in response to a query on whether the government is confident in protecting the secrecy of its digital files in the light of the leakage of sensitive information in other countries, including the United States.

Pilot said that the government has issued computer security guidelines to ministries to protect IT infrastructure assets and maintain confidentiality of classified digital data and information.

Ministries and departments have been advised to carry out their information technology systems audit regularly, Pilot added.

Besides, Pilot added that the National Informatics Centres, is continuously strengthening the networks operated by them to defend against the newer attack techniques.

WikiLeaks, an international new media non-profit organisation that publishes submissions of otherwise unavailable documents from anonymous news sources, had shaken the world by disclosing a trove of confidential US diplomatic cables last month.


First Published: Friday, December 10, 2010, 20:41

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