National Cyber Security Centre established

KATHMANDU: The government has established the National Cyber Security Centre under the Digital Nepal Framework 2076 BS.

The Centre aims to facilitate the government to meet its aspiration for a digital Nepal. The Centre based in the old building of the Home Ministry in Singha Durbar has already started its works, according to Ministry Under-Secretary and Cyber Security Chief Raj Kumar Maharjan.

It is mandated to investigate issues concerning cyber security, promote cyber security, increase public awareness on the matter, make cyber security preparations, identify relevant challenges, and prevent them among others. It, established under the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, remains the Digital Forensic Research Centre.

It may be noted that a meeting of the Council of Ministers on January 23 this year decided to establish the Center. It is handled by 12 employees and the government decided to have the Center citing increasing cyber insecurity of late in the country.

 

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