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Government establishing National Cyber Security Center

Government establishing National Cyber Security Center

The government is going to establish the National Cyber Security Center to fulfill the aspirations of the 'Digital Nepal Framework 2076 BS'.

The meeting of the Council of Ministers on January 23 this year had decided to set up the Center.

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology is going to establish the Center to conduct digital forensic investigation and to act as a focal point for research and development on cyber security, promotion of cyber security, public awareness enhancement, identification of challenges, prevention, response and recovery.

Joint-Secretary of the Ministry and Center's Chief, Anil Kumar Dutta, said, "The establishment process of the National Cyber Security Center has reached a final stage. A structure comprising 12 employees has been formed to operate the Center and the office will be set up within a few days."

He shared that the Center was going to be instituted in view of the increasing cyber insecurity in various countries in the recent days and more so in the context of Nepal.

"As cyber insecurity is increasing and in the context of Nepal, not all know how to use computers. Wi-Fi is available unchecked. We need to go places to streamline it," said Dutta.

According to him, the Center will monitor the sensitive information infrastructures round-the-clock, assess cyber incidents and evaluate risk, and form an emergency support group with technical human resources to address cyber risk that occur suddenly. Such groups will be formed in all local levels as well, he said.