A Workshop For ‘Cyber Safe Bengal’


Kolkata: West Bengal government has organised a national level workshop to ensure a “Cyber Safe Bengal”. It was named “Knowledge Exchange on Cyber Security”. The workshop held at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre in New Town on Friday. Main objective is to fix a blueprint on cyber security.

Amit Mitra, the state Finance minister and Bratya Basu, the state Information Technology (IT) minister, will be present in the programme. It may be mentioned that the state IT department has taken up several measures in the past six years to ensure cyber security in the state.

The Cyber Security Centre of Excellence was set up and it was a major step in driving Bengal towards cyber security. The collection, analysis and dissemination of information related to cyber security take place from this Centre of Excellence. At the same time, necessary tasks during any emergency situation will get coordinated from here and it would also issue guidelines and advisories to avoid even a single cyber attack.

It has been learnt that various organisations dealing with cyber security will be discussing the issue to prepare a blueprint according to which the cyber security will be further strengthened in the state. Experts from universities will also be present at the workshop. This comes at a time when various IT majors have decided to invest further in Bengal. According to a senior official of the state IT department, such initiatives will help to provide further boost to the state’s IT sector. It makes the top brass of the companies feel that there is minimum risk of any cyber attack when there is a Cyber Security Centre of Excellence.

Moreover, the state government is giving major stress on e-governance and all the departments have been directed to take necessary steps to ensure proper implementation of the same.