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Due To Increasing Cybercrime, Government Proposes Cyber Forensics University To Tackle The Situation

The opening of Cyber Forensic University will give a big boost to the cyber security industry

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As hackers evolve new mechanisms to infiltrate into systems, 61 per cent Indian enterprises say the risk of cyber attacks is stalling their digitalisation progress, said a December study by leading cybersecurity firm Forcepoint along with Frost & Sullivan. Pixabay

With cyber crimes increasing at a rapid rate, the government on Saturday proposed National Police University and National Forensic Science University for policing science, forensic science and cyber-forensics.

A single organisation in India was attacked an alarming 1,565 times per week on an average in the second half of 2019, compared to 474 attacks per organisation globally, according to researchers at Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point Research.

As hackers evolve new mechanisms to infiltrate into systems, 61 per cent Indian enterprises say the risk of cyber attacks is stalling their digitalisation progress, said a December study by leading cybersecurity firm Forcepoint along with Frost & Sullivan.

“The need for cyber forensics has become more important than ever for a rapidly digitising country like India. The setting up of a cyber forensics university is a welcome move from the government. This will definitely help improve India’s expertise to solve complex cyber crimes,” said Sanjay Katkar, Joint Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer, Quick Heal Technologies.

Saket Modi, Co-founder and CEO, Lucideus, said the proposal of a national cyber forensic university would not only boost cybersecurity skills, but also help develop a more mature cybersecurity ecosystem in India.

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With cyber crimes increasing at a rapid rate, the government on Saturday proposed National Police University and National Forensic Science University for policing science, forensic science and cyber-forensics. Pixabay

“The opening of Cyber Forensic University will give a big boost to the cyber security industry,” said Trishneet Arora, Founder and CEO, TAC Security.

According to a recent report, Indian IT managers detected 39 per cent of threats on servers, 35 per cent on the network and 8 per cent on endpoints and 18 per cent on mobile.

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“Additionally, 90 per cent of IT managers believe cybersecurity awareness and education among employees is a major challenge for organisations. We need more impetus on building skilled cybersecurity professionals in the country,” said Sunil Sharma, Managing Director–Sales, Sophos India & SAARC. (IANS)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Direct Officials To Ensure Sufficient Availability of Medical Equipments Amidst Coronavirus Crisis

PM Modi also reviewed disease surveillance, testing and critical care training and also directed the concerned groups and officials to ensure sufficient production

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Prime Minister Modi on Saturday chaired a joint meeting of the empowered groups constituted for planning and ensuring implementation of COVID-19 response activities in the country. Wikimedia Commons

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed officials to ensure sufficient availability of all medical equipment such as ventilators, coveralls, masks, to be used in Covid-19 response.

Prime Minister Modi on Saturday chaired a joint meeting of the empowered groups constituted for planning and ensuring implementation of COVID-19 response activities in the country.

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In a series of tweets, Prime Minister’s Office wrote that Modi reviewed countrywide preparedness regarding availability of hospitals, proper isolation and quarantine facilities.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed officials to ensure sufficient availability of all medical equipment such as ventilators, coveralls, masks, to be used in Covid-19 response. Pixabay

PM Modi also reviewed disease surveillance, testing and critical care training and also directed the concerned groups and officials to ensure sufficient production, procurement and availability of all essential medical equipment such as PPEs, masks, gloves and ventilators.

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“PM @narendramodi reviewed countrywide preparedness regarding availability of hospitals, proper isolation and quarantine facilities as well as disease surveillance, testing and critical care training”, the PMO said in one of the tweets.

“PM @narendramodi also directed the concerned groups and officials to ensure sufficient production, procurement and availability of all essential medical equipment such as PPEs, masks, gloves and ventilators,” said another tweet. (IANS)