Karnataka govt to launch cybersecurity policy to strengthen digitisation

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The Deputy CM said that the new cybersecurity policy would be framed to address the needs of citizens, industries, students, and the state government.

 

The Karnataka government is likely to introduce a ‘robust’ cybersecurity policy in a bid to strengthen its digitisation efforts across walks of life, Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwathnarayan said on Monday. 

Ashwath Narayan, who also holds the charge of Information Technology, Biotechnology, and Science & Technology portfolios said: Cybersecurity is gaining increased focus in the government in view of the rapid adoption of information technology (IT) solutions for delivering public services.

“The scope of digital transactions is expanding each passing day and cybersecurity has become a subject of paramount importance”, the Deputy Chief Minister was quoted as saying in an official press statement.

“While this has many benefits, the increased adoption of IT also comes associated with significant cyber risks”, he said 

The Deputy CM added that the new cybersecurity policy would be framed to address the needs of citizens, industries, students, and the state government.

"The new policy will be framed to address the needs of the citizens, industry and students as well as the State government", he added.

Karnataka registered the highest number of cybercrime cases in the country last year, with over 12,020 cases being reported, pushing Uttar Pradesh behind.

The Deputy CM added that several sessions on cybersecurity awareness have been scheduled for senior government officials, Deputy Commissioners, CEOs of Zilla Panchayats across the state, and other civil servants across the month. 

 

With inputs from Agency and media reports

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