April 2014

SecureIT 2014 – Inaugural – Dr Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India

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Dr Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India

 

My focus is upon our national security perspective. It has got many dimensions. Physical security to securing our strategic assets—national security perspective means all these aspects. Another focus area is critical infrastructure, specially securing critical information infrastructure. Economic or energy security or any other important security, everything , is being connected in the cyber space and thus we need to secure the cyber space and within the cyber security category, information security is the most important aspect in respect of national security.

On the other hand we have to keep in mind that cyber espionage is a major area of concern for us in the global perspective.In the context of India, I can say that securing sensitive information is a strategic challenge for the country. Apart from that economic stability is essential for economic security and securing intellectual property is also important. I must say that protecting information is the key enabler for the national security. It is important as almost all the services are becoming digital and it brings along with the threat of breach in information security.
We are in the process of framing the National Information Security Policy after studying various guidelines and policies prevailing in the country. It will be compulsory for all the government departments and PSUs to follow

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