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Cyber security needs 77,000 experts in 3 yrs

The country will need 77,000 professionals for its cyber security programmes over the next three years. The Department of Information Technology (DIT), under the Union ministry of communication and information technology (MCIT), has drawn up an “ambitious national plan” to address this issue. “We have taken stock of the cyber security and protection of critical infrastructure needs and found this huge gap on the supply side,” Kamalkant Jaiswal, secretary, IT, Government of India, said. Jaiswal was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a one-day conference on `Pune’s potential to be the knowledge capital of India ’, organised by the local chapter of The indUS Entrepreneur (TiE). Earlier, speaking at the conference, Jaiswal outlined the ministry’s proposed DNA/Bioinformatics Park. Global consultants Ernst and Young (E&Y) will submit their report identifying the nature and scope of infrastructure and services such a park could offer. The consultants will also advise the government on a suitable partner for the public-private development of the park. Full Story

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