AP IT Minister Nara Lokesh, in an official review meeting said that Terrorists and criminals are opting for cyber space as an option for modern acts of terrorism
State governments face cyber threats from terrorists. Agencies across the AP government are making cyber security a top priority.
It well known that Internet is used in Cyber terrorism to perform criminal acts that cause death of people or create fear or other damages to achieve political or ideological objectives. The WannaCry ransomware is one example which attacked 2.3 lakh computers in over 150 countries. There are no cyber-borders between countries.
Further, the Minister felt that it was necessary to prepare plans to include the cyber security as part of curriculum in the education system.
Mr. Lokesh iterated the need to to speed up the process of constructing ELCINA – Sri City Electronics Manufacturing Cluster at Tripath. There is a need for truly ground-breaking research to stay one step ahead of the growing threat of cyber attacks