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National Cyber Security University – Need of the Hour

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Sanjay-Sahay

Sanjay Sahay
Additional Director General, Karnataka Police

If convergence of technology is going to be the norm, sooner than later, convergence of our efforts to manage this technology, ought to become the norm, observes Sanjay Sahay, Additional Director General, Karnataka Police.

Researchers and their research is the only light at the end of the tunnel, as proven at the time of recent WannaCry onslaught.

Where standard IT industry fails, the saviour can be an unending research, providing solutions to manage crisis and provide prevention on a day-to-day basis. Areas of critical infrastructure and consequent national security issues can find logical and long lasting solution in an entity of this nature. This is similar to the Singularity University finding solutions through the technologies of the future.

Whatever might be the branch of technology and its worldly usage, IT happens to be its front-end and the back-end. Its proper and effective usage means business and impact, which is one of its kind.

Rightly or wrongly, Cloud would become our future and the biggest obstacle to the security. 74 per cent non-adoption is attributed to security issues, as per IDC data.

“A National Cyber Security University will provide the ideal platform with professionals from all stakeholders, with the only intention to equip all entities and even individuals, to face the digital present and even more complicated digital future”.

If convergence of technology is going to be the norm, sooner than later, convergence of our efforts to manage this technology, ought to become the norm. Or else, it is moving in the direction to become a monster, amply demonstrated in the destructive cyber attacks in recent times.

The knowledge, skill and competences are not owned by one entity, business or otherwise, this collaboration, facilitated by the government seems to be the only way forward.

A National Cyber Security University will provide the ideal platform with professionals from all stakeholders, with the only intention to equip all entities and even individuals, to face the digital present and even more complicated digital future.

The solutions will just not start falling from the cupboard, this would be an ideal beginning, certainly bringing all efforts on one right track and, henceforth, the results will follow.

The structure of its functioning, legally mandated with an ideal governing council and chief will give a head start, which would be one of its kind. Let its creation be the seizing of a historic opportunity.

Convergence of research is the way forward for cyber security.

(views expressed in this article are his personal)

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