Government serious about curbing rising cyber crimes: Kiren Rijiju

At a time when cyber attacks are growing and cyber criminals are targeting organisations, we must not compromise when it comes to security, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said on Friday.

The Union Home Ministry is always open to incorporate ideas and suggestions from various stakeholders, he added, inaugurating the ninth annual summit on Cyber and Network Security in the capital.

Rijiju said, "We have become modern now. Earlier recruitment in terrorist organisations was difficult. Technology has made this process easier. The cyber war is real and we have to understand that we are into it. We are bound to face more challenges but we are begeninning to get prepared for it."

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (IT) and Assocham on Friday jointly held the summit "Cyber 3.0-Bridging people, process and technology" which saw participation of dignitaries and representatives from different countries.

Rijiju talked about the threats of the cyber world, the security measures in place and discussed what needs to be done to minimise the effects of cyber crimes.

He also appreciated Assocham for bringing important people together, including people from the government.

"There is a closer synergy which will be vital for our endeavour to make India and other countries more secure," Rijiju added.

Minister of State for Electronics and IT P P Chaudhary said that as the country is learning new ways in cyber technology, it has also become prone to more online dangers.

"We are not addressing the problems of cyber-related crimes. The impact of cyber crime is more than that of a nuclear weapon. We need to address the problems with respect to cyber crimes effectively and it can crush the economy of the world," Chaudhary told the audience.

The day-long event also saw sessions on emerging technologies in cyber and mobile security, India's response to cyber attacks and protection of critical infrastructure of the country.

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