"Alertness towards cyber-security concerns should become a way of life", he further added.
He said one of the focus areas should be to train professionals to tackle cyberattacks.
Modi further said his government has used the trinity of bank accounts, mobile phones and biometric identification number Aadhaar to better target subsidies and prevented leakages of almost United States dollars 10 billion so far. "This transition, to a blend of expertise and experience, is the contribution of the cyber world", Modi said. We need to ensure that cyber protection becomes an attractive and viable career option for the youth.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday called on nations to ensure that digital space is not in any way allowed to be used for terrorism. "Information sharing and coordination among security agencies is essential to counter the ever-changing threat landscape". "Citizens of India are increasingly adopting cashless transactions", he added.
"Today, digital technology has come into view as a vast enabler". It has paved the way for efficient service delivery and governance. "It is humanizing access, in domains from education to health", PM said. This year the theme of the two-day conference is cyber for all to secure inclusive cyberspace for sustainable development. It was also helping to shape the future of business and economy. Empowerment through digital access, is an objective that the Government of India is especially committed to.
He made the point that digital technology provides the less-privileged sections of society a more level-playing field and on a macro-scale has contributed to emergence of a flat world, where a developing nation like India can compete on a level footing with developed nations. "We believe in mobile power or M-power to empower our citizens". The app has been in the making since 2016 and is available on Android, iOS and Windows platforms UMANG integrates with the core government services of Aadhaar, DigiLocker, Rapid Assessment System, and Bharat Bill Payment System. Including about 35 run-up events, more than 10000 delegates from more than 123 countries are expected to participate in person.
Incepted in 2011 in London, the second GCCS was held in 2012 in Budapest with focus on relationship between internet rights and internet security, which was attended by 700 delegates from almost 60 countries. The third edition of GCCS was held in 2013 in Seoul with the commitment to Open and Secure Cyberspace.