MeitY Preparing AI-Powered Arsenal to Address Cyber Security

The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is working on a project to provide cyber forensic services to law-enforcing and other government and non-government agencies.

The project seeks to support activities using artificial intelligence-based tools to tackle cybersecurity threats. The CDAC Digital Forensic Centre will also undertake problem-oriented research in cyber forensics and allied areas, and help micro, small and medium enterprises to undertake commercial activities in the area of cybersecurity. C-DAC’s Kolkata centre and Indian Institute of Technology-Patna will implement the project with a total budget of Rs. 3.95 crore. MeitY’s contribution is Rs 2 crore.

The centre will conduct research in the field for two years. Once that is over, it will offer training to government agencies to protect their data, said a senior government official privy to the development.

The project proposal was initially made by the chief investigator of C-DAC-Kolkata, said a source. It was set in motion after several meetings and iterations among MeitY, C-DAC-Kolkata, IIT-Patna, and the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar, which is funding the capital equipment for the centre.

MeitY had already provided funds to develop AI-based applications envisaged under the project.

Forensic tools developed by C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram, C-DAC Hyderabad, C-DAC Kolkata and other C-DAC centres would be used in the project, instead of importing those.

For training, the centre would use technical content prepared by C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram, C-DAC Hyderabad, and NIELIT Gorakhpur.

SHARE
Previous articleRuckus Networks Strengthens Enterprise Vertical Presence, Signs Strategic Global OEM Agreement
Next articleMACOM and STMicroelectronics to Bring GaN on Silicon to Mainstream RF Markets and Applications
ELE Times provides a comprehensive global coverage of Electronics, Technology and the Market. In addition to providing in depth articles, ELE Times attracts the industry’s largest, qualified and highly engaged audiences, who appreciate our timely, relevant content and popular formats. ELE Times helps you build awareness, drive traffic, communicate your offerings to right audience, generate leads and sell your products better.

LEAVE A REPLY