India IETE Inaugurates Center of Excellence for Cybersecurity; Aligns with ‘National Quantum Mission’
(OutlookIndia) Initiative aligned with Government of India”s National Mission New Delhi, Delhi, India (NewsVoir) The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) inaugurated Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security. During the occasion, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Dr. Rajesh Pant, National Cyber Security Coordinator (NCSC), PMO, Government of India, was the chief guest at the inaugural function. While speaking at the inauguration of the ‘Centre of Excellence: Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Security’, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Dr. Rajesh Pant said, “Cyber Security has become very important during COVID-19. We are passing through a very serious situation at the moment. This timely step by ‘The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers’ (IETE) India will have full support from my Department.”
Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Dr. Rajesh Pant in his address advised IETE to focus around Hardware Security and align its efforts with Mission of Government of India like ‘National Quantum Mission’. Setting up of the ‘Centre of Excellence: Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Security’, is part of the initiative of IETE’s future growth strategy. While conveying his sincere gratitude to the Chief Guest Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Dr. Pant for his valuable advice on bringing a focus to specific area of Cyber Security, particularly hardware security, Dr. J.W. Bakal, president, IETE shared a broad outline of the CoE. “IETE’s focus is to support Government of India’s effort in creating a strong ecosystem for Cyber Security in the areas of IoT, Smart City, Industry 4.0 and Hardware Security,” said Dr. Bakal.