Wednesday, 1 March 2017

RBI sets up committee to review cyber threats

RBI sets up committee to review cyber threats (ख़तरा) Mumbai, Feb 28: The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday said it has set up a committee to review the cyber threats and suggest measures to strengthen(मजबूत बनाना) the security after interacting with industry and stakeholders. Representational Image "The Reserve Bank of India has set up an Inter-disciplinary standing committee on cyber security to review the threats inherent in the existing and emerging technology, study adoption of various security standards, interface with stakeholders and suggest appropriate policy interventions to strengthen cyber security and resilience," the Reserve Bank of India said in a statement here. The committee consists of 11 members with Meena Hemchandra, Executive Director of RBI, as its chairperson. "Going forward, the committee may co-opt more experts in this area and also operate through a framework of sub-committees, if required, to examine specific issues," the statement said. Ads by ZINC The RBI had issued guidelines (दिशा निर्देशों)to banks on June 2 last year, mandating cyber security preparedness for addressing cyber risks. "While banks have taken several steps to strengthen their defences, the diverse and ingenious nature of cyber-attacks necessitates an ongoing review of the cyber security landscape(परिदृश्य) and emerging threats," the RBI said. The statement on developmental and regulatory policies, issued along with the sixth bi-monthly monetary policy statement on February 8, had proposed constitution of the inter-disciplinary(अनुशासनात्मक) committee on cyber security.

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