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Govt allocates Rs 775 crore to combat cyber security threats

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cyber-crimeGovernment is creating a national level mechanism to counter cyber security threats with a financial outlay of Rs 775 crore to be spent over a period of five years, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad informed the Parliament.

The budget allocation for cyber security programme has increased from Rs 36.06 crore during 2012-13 to Rs 85 crore during 2015-16, the Minister said.

Also, the government is developing cyber forensics tools. A major programme has been started to set up infrastructure for investigation and training of users, particularly police and judicial officers.

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