Gulshan Rai will take the charge of Cyber Security Chief on Wednesday - RNews1 Network

Gulshan Rai will take the charge of Cyber Security Chief on Wednesday

Gulshan Rai, Cyber Security Chief, Narendra Modi, E security
New Delhi : Gulshan Rai, who also heads the eSecurity and Cyber Law division in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, has been involved in various capacities regarding cyber security for over two decades. He is part of the Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY).

"Rai will take over as Cyber Security chief under the Prime Minister's Office as Special Secretary from April 1," a government official informed.

His long experience with cyber security, e-Governance, legal framework and the Information Technology Act made him an ideal candidate for the top job, the official added.

Rai's appointment comes at a time when cyber security assumes importance in the backdrop of growing network intrusions and hacking attempts on not just businesses but also on the government.

According to government data, more than 700 government websites that are hosted under 'gov.in' and 'nic.in' domains have been hacked by cyber criminals since 2012.

As per CERT-In, 371, 189, 155 and 13 government websites were hacked during the year 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 (January), respectively.


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