Chandigarh to have cyber security research centre

By Indo Asian News Service | Monday, September 25, 2006 | 11:14:02 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

Chandigarh, Sep 25 (IANS) A regional cyber security research centre will be established here at a cost of Rs.30 million.

Chandigarh, Sep 25 (IANS) A regional cyber security research centre will be established here at a cost of Rs.30 million.

The Chandigarh administration Monday gave its approval for the setting up of the centre. Officials of the Department of Information Technology here said that the centre would be set up in three years.

The centre, to be established in collaboration with the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) and Punjab Engineering College (PEC), would be housed later at the entrepreneurs development centre of the IT park.

It will deal with all cyber security issues in collaboration with the IT industry. It will aid and advise organisations in cyber security policy enforcements, conduct of security audits and incident handling.

The centre will also provide various IT organisations and the police department, consultancy for design of secure networks, including deployment of security administration software like intrusion detection, management of security software and vulnerability checking, protection against port scanners, password crackers and other issues.

It will also help companies and the police to train their personnel in countering cyber crimes.

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