India will Ensure Strong Cyber-Security, Claims Sibal

Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday said India will ensure that it incorporates all advances in cyber-security and helps further international cooperation in the field. He also emphasised upon the need for a wider public- private collaboration.

“India will work hard to assure that practical advances in cyber-security are made and international cooperation advanced,” Sibal told reporters at a meeting of FICCI organised Summit’s India Committee.

He added, “To combat cyber crimes and make the cyberspace secure, there is a need for greater government-to-government collaboration on sharing of information, global vision to deal with hackers, legal framework that addresses the requirements at the global, and wider public-private collaboration.”

The UK-based EastWest Institute (EWI), meanwhile, announced that the Third Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit will be held in New Delhi on October 30-31, 2012. It will follow summits in Dallas and London.

EWI and its Indian partners Nasscom also launched the ‘New Delhi Summit Process,’ initially composed of three high-level working groups of Indian and international experts, each taking on a crucial cyber-security issue.

“Existing international institutions are no match for 21st century problems. The New Delhi Summit Process offers an unprecedented forum for policy innovation in what may be the greatest threat to the stability of our global digitalised world,” EWI President John Edwin Mroz said here. EWI devises cyber-security solutions and mobilises networks of individuals, institutions and nations to implement these solutions.