Let’s include state and local levels in cyber security policy: Minister Shrestha

Ganganarayan Shrestha, the spokesperson of the Bagmati state government, has urged the state and local levels to be included in the cyber security policy being made by the federal government.


The Minister of Internal Affairs and Law of Bagmati Province, Shrestha, has urged the federal government to advance the federal policy which is being developed in a centralized mindset, according to the essence and spirit of federalism.

Releasing a book titled Cyber ​​Security published by the Office of the Communications Registrar on Wednesday, Minister Shrestha said that the proposed steering committee to formulate and implement cyber security strategies, policies and laws will need to include not only cyber security experts, but also representatives of the province’s communications minister, rural municipality federation and municipal association.

Laws related to information technology and cyber security will be formulated and implemented in Bagmati province. With the coming of the federal cyber security policy, we will discuss and implement laws related to cyber security in the province as well,” he said. “The development of information technology and the challenges caused by it cannot be faced alone. it happens We will work in that direction.’

He also said that the secretary of the Ministry of Communications of the province should be represented in the Cyber ​​Security Coordination and Facilitation Committee, and the head of the communications agency of the province should be represented in the National Cyber ​​Security Strategic Working Group. ‘There is coordination between the union and the province and it is appropriate to bring any local level into the same mechanism.’ He said.

Similarly, Communications Registrar Revati Sapkota said that cyber security book has been prepared with the aim of informing common citizens about the challenges and security measures that come with the daily use of computers, mobile phones, internet and social networks.

He said, ‘There are many challenges in the use of digital technology, but there is no way to run away from such challenges and move forward. Instead, if you can make yourself as technology literate and technology-friendly as possible, there are many benefits that can be gained from it. To enable Nepali citizens to face the challenges, useful study materials have been prepared to raise awareness on issues related to cyber security.

He says that this book will be useful for ordinary citizens who are in any profession and business, and it will whet the appetite for those who want to know about cyber security.

At a time when the challenge of cyber security is increasing, the Office of the Registrar of Communications, Bagmati Province has published a book titled Cyber ​​Security with the aim of informing the citizens.

In the program, Chairman of Nepal Telecommunication Authority Purushottam Khanal, Member of Authority Board of Directors Krishna Pokharel, Former Chairman of Federation of Nepalese Journalists Taranath Dahal, Chairman of Press Center Bishnu Sapkota said that the book published on cyber security is useful.

They emphasized that publishing can help to strengthen the provincial structure by being interested in technology and raising awareness.

In the cyber security book, topics like the importance of cyber security, the purpose of cyber security, protection of privacy, integrity, availability are in the cyber security section of the book.

An attempt has been made to find out the types of cyber crime and the intention of criminals, cyber attacks in the book. In the book, an attempt has been made to address the multifaceted, technical, human, physical and third party challenges of cyber crime.

Antivirus, cloud antivirus, security firewall, encryption and decryption, digital signature, digital forensics are presented in the book as security concepts and tools.

The history of cyber law, international cyber law, cyber space and privacy, digital property, social media related laws, code of conduct and ethical standards are covered in the book.

Edited by Pravesh Subedi, who has studied in-depth in digital literacy, online journalism, media literacy and social media, the book is co-authored by Asia Pacific School of Internet Governance Vice President Advocate Baburam Aryal, Gangalal Chapai (Nikesh) working as a cyber security consultant in Wales, and Raviraj Baral working as a visiting faculty in the Language and Mass Communication Department of Kathmandu University.

Communication Registrar Office of Bagmati province has already published a book related to Journalism, Digital Literacy and Online Journalism, documenting the experiences of senior journalists published earlier.

The Office of the Communications Registrar has also prepared a study book on legal journalism for the first time in Nepal and part two of the Journalism.

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Rabins Sharma Lamichhane

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