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Huge gap between India's cyber warfare capability, capacity

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Sep 2017 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Aug 31: There is a huge gap in India’s capability and capacity when it comes to cyber warfare and it is imperative to rrow down this difference to discourage cyber attackers, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said on Thursday.

Speaking at the iuguration of a Summit on Cyber and Network Security organised by industry chamber Assocham here, Rijiju said: “During the briefings and understanding of how prepared we are with our security officers, I realise that the more we are exposed to this world, the more vulnerable we have become. “I am not discrediting our capability but the reality is what is India’s capability and what is our capacity, there is a huge gap.” He noted that governments across the globe have been discharging their duties and carrying out constitutiol obligations but they alone can never secure the world.

“Governments can provide the cover security by deploying police and paramilitary forces but both private agencies, especially the business communities and the government in the larger context, are just partners and need to work accordingly,” Rijiju added. Talking about the need for spreading awareness among citizens, he said it was easier for countries having an authoritarian system to frame and enforce laws but that was not the case with India where there was rule of law and not rule by law.

He said both individual freedom and privacy were very important but it cannot be unqualified as everything overrides when it comes to tiol interest and security. He said the launch of ‘Crime and Crimil Tracking Network & Systems’ (CCTNS) was a major step in terms of securing the tion. (IANS)

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