Against the backdrop of recent cyber attacks on India's key installations, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday warned that the nation's vulnerability to cyber crime is increasing.
"Our country's vulnerability to cyber crime is escalating as our economy and critical infrastructure become increasingly reliant on interdependent computer networks and the Internet," Manmohan Singh said, while addressing a three-day national conference of directors general and inspectors general of police of the states and central paramilitary forces.
"Large-scale computer attacks on our critical infrastructure and economy can have potentially devastating results," he warned the police chiefs, in the presence of ministers of state V. Narayanasamy, Mullapally Ramachandran and Jitendra Singh.
The prime minister said the government is working on a robust cyber security structure that addresses "threat management and mitigation, assurance and certification, capacity building and research."
"To this end, we need to build partnerships between government, academia and the private sector," the prime minister said.