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To curb cyber crimes, Bengal mulls Block Chain technology

Kolkata: In a bid to combat cyber crime in the best possible way, the Mamata Banerjee-government is toying with the idea of embracing Block Chain technology.
Addressing a seminar on cyber security organised by Infosec Global 2017, state additional chief secretary, Information Technology Debashis Sen said on Friday:
"The data centres in the state and national levels are prone to cyber attacks. Block Chain technology is very safe as the database is shared in lakhs of computers at the same time. So, hacking in a single computer will not affect the data. We are planning to bring this technology for keeping land records."
This technology has been embraced by a number of foreign shopping malls and foreign banks already. However, Sen made it clear that the Reserve Bank of India has not endorsed Block
Chain technology as yet
when it comes to financial methods.
According to Sen, the Cyber Security Center of Excellence that will start its operations by December at the 5th floor of Utility Buliding at Rajarhat-Newtown will bring the best in the academician, law enforcers and private under one roof for the best practices to reduce cyber crimes.
"We have three important issues pertaining to cyber crime that will be taken up in the Cyber Centre of Excellence. "We have the talent in IT and we want to harness this in the most effective way.
The training will naturally help them to cater to the tremendous job opportunities in this sector. The Centre will also cater to Research and Development (R&D) for which the government will partner with the private. Several firms are doing excellent R&D and their expertise will be incorporated," Sen said.
The government will also make people aware about the threats and precautions of cyber crime through the IITs, IIMs, ISIs etc as part of its scientific approach in fighting cyber crime.
"It is a war and to fight it, we need the best soldier. I am hopeful that Bengal can show the way to the country in
Block Chain technology," he added.

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