Cyber world is ‘real’ and need to understand the real internet, the more we are getting inside, the more challenges we are bound to face it, said Mr. Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.
Internet is not confined to the boundary, it is virtual internet world and we are internet connected, said Mr. Rijiju while inaugurating ‘9th annual summit on cyber & network security,’ organized by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
He stressed upon the important aspect of cyber security cooperation. Mr. Rijiju said “Yesterday we had a long discussion with team of Bangladesh led by their home minister and the entire team of their security experts and forces. So, again we have stressed that we really need to work closely to deal with this cyber security problems.”
“I am going to Indonesia and Bali to attend the world conference on ‘How to tackle terror threats?’ So, the whole world is coming together, there is closer coordination between the world community to deal with this challenges which we faced today, highlighted Mr. Rijiju.
“If the government has to succeed in the securing society within us because the adverse public mind set will create big hurdle which is difficult to take care of. In Kashmir some of the places, we have realized it some areas with people are highly motivated and totally out of the national mainstream talk. So, the situation is very adverse and we face hostile attitude and in those kind of situation it is very difficult to really get into the bottom,” said Mr. Rijiju.
Couple of years back, our army captured a terrorist alive and he gave us some vital information and through that we laid our ambush and could utilize four of them and then how we used the technology and got the information in details.
We really need to get the common people into the whole process. That’s why we stressed that not only government people but also have to ensure that we integrate the community people into the process and all the stakeholders into one platform.
“So, virtually we all are connected and no more isolated previous experts who are into the domain no more,” said Mr. Rijiju.
“The Prime Minister is very clear that we must have a secure society no matter we talk about the smart cities. If the cities are not secure it can’t be smart. In a smart city meeting, I told all committee members that you have integrate the security system in a very initial stage so that you can really talk about the smart city and completely secure,” said the minister.
“Most of places in NCR, we have found some pockets not very safe for the businessman and for the business itself. We realize that we must not compromise even an inch when it comes to security,” he added.