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Now, cyber security standards for mobile phones

Cyber security initiative of India must become a lesson for the world, said union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

GN Bureau | September 1, 2017


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Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

 The government is finalising cyber security standards for mobile phones, union minister for IT & electronics and law & justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad said at an Assocham event.

 “Let me tell all mobile manufacturing units that your product must be security-compliant. There shall be no compromise on that,” said Prasad while addressing the conference on Cyber and Network Security on Thursday.
 
 He also said that IT and Electronics department had issued notice to most of the mobile companies manufacturing smart phones and they were asked to furnish details related to cyber security. “I am very keen that cyber security initiative of India must become a lesson for the world.”
 
 He said that in last three years 93 mobile manufacturing factories have come up in India with Noida emerging as a big hub for mobile manufacturing where 32 such factories have come up.
 
 “I have told the UP chief minister that Noida and Greater Noida have a great potential of becoming a center of software park, educational and management hub and other commercial activity,” said Prasad and added that cyber enabled security testing is going to become a big initiative in India. “We need low-cost cyber technology and low-cost well qualified cyber auditors.”
 
 Highlighting the various initiatives being undertaken by the government with regards to cyber security, he said: “Every digitally connected industry must have cyber security officers who must be able to tell you what precautions you must take in an industry and business to keep cyber criminals at bay that is what we are insisting.”
 
 “We are also insisting all banks to have cyber security auditors,” he added.
 
 Talking about the need to create human resource in field of cyber knowledge, he said that 44 universities and colleges have been identified in this regard.
 
He also said that since November 8, 2016, the transactions of BHIM app and Rupay have increased from 3,700 transactions per day to 5.4 lakh transactions per day while in terms of value it has risen from Rs 1.93 crore per day to Rs 87 crore per day.
 
 He said that India’s digital economy which is today worth $500 million has the potential to become $1 trillion in the coming 4-5 years as the digital highway of India is growing very fast.
 
 

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