WEF launches Global Centre for Cybersecurity

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Mains Paper 2: IR | Important International institutions, agencies & fora, their structure, mandate

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Global Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum,  Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT)

Mains level: Rising threats from cyber world and measures to minimize risks


News

Global Centre for Cybersecurity

  1. The World Economic Forum (WEF) announced a new Global Centre for Cybersecurity
  2. It will help safeguard the world from hackers and growing data breaches — especially from nation-states

About the center

  1. Headquartered in Geneva, the center will become operational from Marc
  2. It will bring together governments as well as international organizations
  3. WEF will reach out to key industry players and G-20 countries in the beginning

Need for cybersecurity

  1. Cybersecurity is a borderless problem
  2. Urgent action is needed to create a safe operating environment for new technologies like Artificial Intelligence, robotics, drones, self-driving cars and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  3. Criminal abuse of virtual currencies is also happening at a faster rate
Cyber Security – CERTs, Policy, etc
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