Cyber security with indigenous technology

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    HYDERABAD: In about two years, cyber security measures with indigenously developed technology will be available for protecting the cyber network of the country. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is halfway through the mission involving different organisations. The mission involves developing indigenous routers, operating systems and processors.

    DRDO's chief controller, R&D (Med, Mist and Cyber Systems) Keshav Dattatreya Nayak told TOI on Thursday that the DRDO already had a cyber security system in place and with the infrastructure that it has, a system would be developed to protect the country's network as a whole. He said the Advanced Numerical Research and Analysis Group (Anurag) of the DRDO in Hyderabad was among the several organisations in the country which were working towards building a secure cyber network.

    Nayak was in the city in connection with C-DAC's Technology conclave. Speaking here, Nayak said what was important was more intellectual properties getting registered as these are the ones that bring revenue. He pointed out that in knowledge generation, while China which went ahead with a vision was credited with

    led with19 to 25%, the same in India accounted for only 3.5%. "India is an intelligent race. They have demonstrated that they can do it abroad, can do in India for others but they have to do it in India for India," he said explaining that Indian's need to use their intelligence and work for the country, rather than for foreign companies.

    On the occasion, two softwares developed by C-DAC were released. The 'Balsahara' is a mobile and web-based children's homes automation software developed by C-DAC, Hyderabad. It can also be customised for various institutions for women, differently abled and old age homes. The Meghdoot 1.0 software is a free and open source cloud stack developed by C-DAC Chennai. It is a one-stop solution for establishing Cloud environment. Prof Rajat Moona, director general, C-DAC told newsmen that Meghdoot 1.0 was being made available for free to anyone interested in it.

    Prof N Balakrishnan, Associate Director, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, said the focus of C-DAC would have to necessarily be on research as it would have to meet the needs of the future. He recalled that in the past, the US would not even as much entertain the idea of transferring basic technology to India but the country went ahead and built a super computer. "Today, they want to sell but we do not need to buy," he said.

    Soon, cyber security with indigenous technology - The Times of India
     
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