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Ground Zero Summit 2015
Nov 09, 2015

The Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh inaugurated the Asia’s foremost Information Security Conference: Ground Zero Summit 2015 held recently in New Delhi. The theme for the Summit was Digital India –‘Securing Digital India’. The four-day summit was organized to deliberate upon various issues related to cyber security challenges emerging due to the latest technological developments.

  • The Home Minister said that cyber security is a big challenge these days and ‘cyber barriers’ need to be created to tackle it. The physical boundaries are still relevant in the internet era, though their importance has declined.

  • There is free flow of information through internet and this information does not come under the control of Border Guards, Customs declaration and Immigration authorities etc. Thus, the exact identity and location of the criminals committing crime through internet cannot be known as they are masked.

  • In this inter-connected world, these criminals can be different, but their purpose is one—to put the country and countrymen in danger.

  • The Home Minister also said that cyber world is the fifth dimension of security along with the earlier dimensions of security—land, air, water and space.

  • The crimes related to cyber world can be multi-layered, multi-location, multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-legal, that’s why it is difficult to investigate and reach to the criminal.

  • He also expressed his concern over the increasing rate of cyber crime and related cases in the country. The cases related to cyber crime have increased by 70% in the year 2014 as compared to the year 2013. There was an increase of about 64% in the year 2013 as compared to the year 2012.

  • ‘Cyber Terrorism’ is a big danger in the world along with cyber crime. Today, due to technology and internet, a person living in a remote area can have access to such information by which he can indulge in an act of terror, despite not being associated with any terror group. Such powers are also active in the cyber space which work in the direction of radicalization of youth in this direction. The Cyber security experts need to be alert especially towards the ‘online radicalization’.

Government has taken some initiatives in order to ensure cyber security such as forming a cyber policy—a legislation on cyber space. The Government had also formed a committee under the chairmanship of National Cyber Security Coordinator. On the basis of the recommendations of the committee, the Government has started making efforts to set up the ‘Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre’ (I-4C). This will help in monitoring and capacity building of the cyber crimes and will also help the Law Enforcement Agencies in curtailing these crimes.

  • The summit was organized by the Indian Infosec Consortium (ICC), a not-for-profit organization formed by leading cyber security professionals of the country. With the events like Ground Zero Summit and formation of National Cyber Registry, ICC wants to consolidate the cyber security resources in the country and protect its cyberspace.

  • The summit is the collaborative platform in Asia for cyber security experts and researchers to address emerging cyber security challenges and demonstrate cutting-edge technologies. It is a platform in the region providing opportunities to establish and strengthen relationships between the cyber security community and corporate, PSUs, Government and its defense establishments.

  • Ground Zero Summit is the largest collaborative platform in Asia for Cyber security experts and researchers to address emerging cyber security challenges and demonstrate cutting-edge technologies.

  • Ground Zero Summit is the exclusive platform in the region providing opportunities to establish and strengthen relationships between corporate, public sector undertakings (PSUs), government.


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