June 7, 2023


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State intends to set up a CERT against Cyber threats: Dr.CN Ashwath Narayan

Bengaluru, Oct. 7: Dr C.N Ashwath Narayan, Minister for IT/BT said that the state government intends to set up a CERT (computer emergency response team) for effective coordination of responses against cyber incidents.

He was speaking while inaugurating the National Cyber Security Awareness Month at Vidhana Soudha on Friday.

In the post-COVID situation as we are moving towards large scale digital transformation challenges to cyber security are also on the rise, he stated.

Protecting our IT assets is of paramount importance and the upcoming generation need to be cyber sensitive from the student level itself, he explained.

Several courses related to Cyber Security have been included as part of the curriculum in polytechnic, diploma and engineering. In addition to this, cyber awareness will be made part of the curriculum for all the students, Narayan stated.

Professor B. Thimme Gowda, Vice- Chairperson, The State Higher Education Council, Dr. Karthik Bappanadu of CySecK (Cyber Security Karnataka) Dr. Ashok Raichur of Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Meena Nagaraj, Director, Department of IT were present.

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