'Cyber security preparedness rehearsal' conducted for making cyber security more systematic


Kathmandu, May 21: The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has conducted a 'cyber security preparedness rehearsal' with an objective of making cyber security more systematic.     

The rehearsal named 'National Cyber Deal-2024' was conducted on the issues how to react or protect the sensitive information technology infrastructures if any unwanted activities or attack from anywhere on it, said Ministry's Joint-Secretary and Cyber Security Section Chief, Raj Kumar Maharjan.     

The two-day rehearsal was conducted at the Integrated Data Management Centre from Monday. Representatives associated to Information Technology Emergency Response Team formed as per the provision- National Information Technology Emergency Response Team Operation and Management Directives-2075 had participated in the rehearsal.     

Representatives of different bodies concerned including Finance Ministry, Home Ministry, Nepal Police, Nepali Army, Nepal Rastra Bank and Nepal Telecommunications Authority are in the team.     

In the first day of the event, theoretical classes were run while a practical regarding cyber security related equipment and table top exercise was conducted in the second day.     

"There are two objectives behind organising this event. The first objective is that we should be ready that any type of incident might occur and how to react on such incidents. The second objective is how to coordinate among ministries regarding cyber security", he stressed.     

Cyber Security Section of the Ministry has been conducting training related to' cyber hygiene ' with an objective of making the general people aware.     

Around 3.5 billion US dollar was spent for cyber security across the world in 2004 and it reached 64 billion US dollar in 2011 and 219 billion US dollar in 2023, estimates the International Data Corporation.(RSS)

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