In a significant move towards bolstering cyber security, Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the Cyber Security Operations Centre at the Assam Rifles Headquarters in Shillong, Meghalaya, on Thursday.
Quantum Leap Towards Digitalization
Addressing the gathering, Home Minister Shah underscored Bharat’s substantial progress in digitalization under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership. He emphasized the government’s commitment to establishing a cyber-secure society, ensuring the safety of every citizen on the internet.
Highlighting the Modi government’s priorities, Shah stated that preventing cybercrimes is of utmost importance. The increasing digitization has led to a surge in cyber threats, necessitating proactive measures to secure digital spaces.
Commending the Assam Rifles for its efforts in modernizing operations, Home Minister Shah lauded the force’s commitment to staying abreast of technological advancements. He expressed confidence that the newly inaugurated Cyber Security Operations Centre would enhance the force’s cyber security posture.
The Cyber Security Operations Centre at the Assam Rifles Headquarters boasts state-of-the-art network and data monitoring devices. This advanced infrastructure facilitates real-time monitoring of the network, mitigation of external threats, and prevention of cyber violations within the Assam Rifles Wide Area Network (ARWAN).
A notable aspect of the initiative is that the Cyber Security Operations Centre is the first of its kind among all Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). The move reflects the government’s proactive approach to address the escalating challenges posed by cyber threats.
Safeguarding Against Cyber Attacks
Given the increasing frequency of cyber attacks, safeguarding the networks of the Assam Rifles from intruders and cyber incursions is crucial. The Cyber Security Operations Centre is equipped to provide round-the-clock services, contributing to the seamless and secure digital services within the force.