Former minister calls for cyber security professionals

Observing that conventional warfare has given way to cyber warfare, former union IT minister Arun Shourie on Sunday lamented India’s “unpreparedness” and called for the firewalling of strategic establishments by cyber security professionals.

Laying the foundation stone of the R.C. Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security at the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) here, Shourie called for more such centres to develop India’s indigenous capabilities in information security.

“With the click of a button, our enemies can paralyse our important and strategic establishments or even the country. Besides foreign countries, we also need to be on our guard against terrorist organisation who are known to be highly proficient in technology,” Shourie said.

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