SecureIT 2012,March 1, 2012, The Claridges, New Delhi

As technology becomes increasingly integrated with day-to-day governance, the need for securing electronic data, protecting privacy of individuals and guarding systems against unauthorised access is becoming paramount. Technology is also being increasingly deployed to minimise loss of life and property in times of disaster, and to ensure citizen safety and security.

SecureIT 2012 will discuss issues such as threat of cyber terrorism, data security, security against malware, use of IT in border security and in disaster management.

The one-day Convention will discuss on leveraging the private sector expertise in ICT, for providing advanced and intelligent solutions to the security forces and contemplate on various issues across way of synchronisation of the security set up with the consistent advancement in technology.Security is a prime concern of a state. Increased violence by the extremists, and the spur in extremism, terrorism and anarchism in many countries, with clear intentions of undermining the faith of people on state authorities, indeed to the very concept of a democratic safe state itself, has alarmed the governments the world over to tighten their seat belts.

To restructure the security system, hardening of immigration rules, modernizing the security forces and have tempted to go to the extent of waging war (against terrorism). Formation of homeland security department in US, and proposition of National Counter Terrorism Centre in India are few such examples.Perpetrators have access to state of the art technologies and are swift in their actions. By the time, the security forces come into action, the life comes to a standstill. In the given backdrop, the issue of pro-active action from the security agencies – to secure homeland through smart intelligence gathering and sharing, vertically and horizontally, better surveillance, enhanced border and coastguard security, better communication systems, citizen centric and citizen friendly policing and security blanket to all- assumes utmost importance.Moreover, a safe state fosters growth and development. Businesses flourish and economy strengthens. In a developing economy like India, having a billion plus population, maintaining the GDP growth rate of 8 to 9 per cent is one of the prime concerns of the government.

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