NEW DELHI: At a time when the specter of cyberattacks is rising, together with these from China, the Union authorities has permitted Rs 196 crore for a nationwide technical centre at IIT Kanpur to counter such threats. Apart from, in a primary for the nation, the institute can even roll out an MTech diploma in cyber safety from the subsequent yr.
Often called C3ihub — Cybersecurity and Cybersecurity of Cyberphysical methods Innovation Hub — the centre will embody college from varied overseas and Indian varsities.
The centre will deal with cyber threats to organisations working throughout three methods — vital infrastructure safety, automotive safety and unmanned aerial automobile (UAV) safety.
Dr Ashustosh Sharma, secretary, division of science and expertise, mentioned “contemplating the necessity of the hour, the capabilities of the upcoming centre are being scaled up by investing over Rs 100 crore in cyber safety infrastructure, human sources, concept and apply.”