TS Govt asks Israel to audit Telangana’s Cyber Policy

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HE HANS INDIA |    Dec 14,2017 , 07:08 PM IST                                                                                                                                         pdf version

Hyderabad : The Telangana Government is determined to attain global standards in establishing cyber security ecosystem and has sought support from Israel to devise necessary policy framework, said IT Department Principal Secretary Jayesh Ranjan.

“Israel’s National Information Security Agency (NISA)’s success in creating a formidable cyber security framework is very impressive. Israel’s three-staged approach of ensuring robustness and resilience at the institutional level driven ably by an involved leadership at the top is worthy of emulation. We seek Israeli expertise in diagnosing our State government cyber policy and provide an audit report on it to help us create a secure ecosystem in Telangana,” said Jayesh Ranjan while speaking at the inaugural session of the two-day International Cyber Security Conference 2017 here on Thursday. He announced that the government’s Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Hyderabad would start operations before the end of December. The SOC will be housed at the Sate Data Centre and will focus on protecting critical infrastructure of the government.

Top experts in Information Security, Data Security and IT Infrastructure are taking part in the second edition of the annual conference, being organised by Kenes Exhibitions with support from Telangana government, Cyberabad Police, Cyber Society of India, Information Israel, and Bangalore.

Hyderabad : The Telangana Government is determined to attain global standards in establishing cyber security ecosystem and has sought support from Israel to devise necessary policy framework, said IT Department Principal Secretary Jayesh Ranjan.

“Israel’s National Information Security Agency (NISA)’s success in creating a formidable cyber security framework is very impressive. Israel’s three-staged approach of ensuring robustness and resilience at the institutional level driven ably by an involved leadership at the top is worthy of emulation. We seek Israeli expertise in diagnosing our State government cyber policy and provide an audit report on it to help us create a secure ecosystem in Telangana,” said Jayesh Ranjan while speaking at the inaugural session of the two-day International Cyber Security Conference 2017 here on Thursday. He announced that the government’s Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Hyderabad would start operations before the end of December. The SOC will be housed at the Sate Data Centre and will focus on protecting critical infrastructure of the government.

Top experts in Information Security, Data Security and IT Infrastructure are taking part in the second edition of the annual conference, being organised by Kenes Exhibitions with support from Telangana government, Cyberabad Police, Cyber Society of India, Information Israel, and Bangalore.

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The state government also sought Israel’s help to do an audit of its cybersecurity policy, its approach, the capabilities of private sector and start-ups.

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HYDERABAD: A crucial link of Telangana’s cyber security infrastructure – Security Operations Centre (SOC) – will be operational soon. It will be part of the proposed State Data Centre.

Speaking at International Cyber Security Conference-2017 at HICC here, principal secretary, information technology, electronics and communications, Jayesh Ranjan said, “The SOC is getting finishing touches and its launch may happen either by December-end or early January.”
 Apart from SOC, the state government is also planning to develop infrastructure for cyber security on the lines of the one developed by the Israeli government. “The need of the hour is to develop something robust (like cyber security task force and infrastructure developed by the Israel government).
As we become more and more digital, the vulnerabilities, the risks of #cyberThreats and #cyberAttacks also increase manifold. In India, post demonetization, there is significant push for digital payments. As a result, vulnerabilities have also increased in the same proportion,” Rajan pointed out.
The IT secretary also called upon experts from Israel, who were attending the two-day conference, to help Telangana in formulating a robust cyber security by doing a quick analysis of the government’s policy and approach. “We wish to emulate in Telangana what Israel has achieved,” Ranjan said, adding the state government would put in place the wherewithal for managing critical #cyberInfrastructure as was pointed out by experts from Israel.
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Sources: http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Telangana/2017-12-14/TS-Govt-asks-Israel-to-audit-Telanganas-Cyber-Policy/345431

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/new-security-firewall-to-be-operational-soon/articleshow/62077306.cms

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