Government is finalizing cyber security standards for telephones: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Department had issued the notice to most of the mobile companies manufacturing smart phones they were asked to furnish details related to cyber security

    With increasing internet penetration, the Government is also finalizing cyber security standards for telephones, union minister for IT & electronics and law & justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

    Government is finalizing cyber security standards for telephones

    "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 an ASSOCHAM conference on Cyber and Network Security.

    He also said that IT and Electronics department had issued the notice to most of the mobile companies manufacturing smart phones 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," Prasad pointed out.

    He informed 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 CM also that Noida and Greater Noida has great potential of becoming a center of software park, educational and management hub and other commercial activity," said Prasad.

    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," he said.

    Highlighting 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 have cyber security auditors. We are unleashing a big challenge to have cyber security training, drills for officers, judges, and policemen," he added.

    About the need to create the human resource in the field of cyber knowledge, he said that 44 universities and colleges have been identified in this regard.

    "We are going to begin cyber security educational course as a big learning ground to make good graduates for a future requirement," Prasad stated adding that cyber security education is going to become a very good job giving education.

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