Kolkata, Jul 25: The proposed centre of excellence on cyber security in West Bengal is likely to be an advanced one with the latest technologies, not just for post-crime forensic analysis. “This will be not just a cyber forensic lab for any post-cyber crime but will also work for prevention and restoration of systems post-crime, which will be unique,” head of the state’s e-governance mission team Abhishek Roy told PTI. Also Read - COVID-19: Centre, States Discuss Fresh Spurt in Cases; Nationwide Lockdown on Cards Again?
He said the Bengal centre would probably be the best centre offering services to other state governments also. Asked about the estimated cost for the project, Roy said, “Currently the detailed project report (DPR) is under way and so the capital expenditure cannot be ascertained now. But government is working fast to float a tender for a system integrator for the project shortly.” Also Read - Poll Dates Announced For 5 Assemblies, Mamata Questions EC | All Major Election Developments in 10 Points
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had recently announced the setting up of the West Bengal Cyber Security Centre of Excellence to deal with the increasing cyber-offences in the state. “It will be an apex body for dealing with all cyber-security related issues including creating awareness among common people on threats associated with it,” she had said.(Also Read: Cyber security is a big challenge: Ravi Shankar Prasad) Also Read - Day After Mamata Banerjee's Pillion Ride, Smriti Irani Drives A Scooter | See Pictures
The state is also planning to introduce courses on cyber crime and data science or analytics in colleges, state IT secretary Tallen Kumar said. Roy said the state government is also working on several projects on e-governance to bring all services of the government, be it for public or industry, through a single window.