Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Social Media, messaging in local languages are important for cyber security: PM to top police officers

PM at BSF Academy, Tekanpur
PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked the senior police officers to understand the importance of of social media in the context of cyber security, adding that the messaging should rely on local languages for greater effectiveness. He also talked about breaking of silos and more information sharing among states, asking senior officers to involve younger officers. A day after interacting with senior police officers — DGPs and IGPs — at the BSF Academy at Tekanpur, Madhya Pradesh, for nine long hours, PM on Monday addressed the valedictory ceremony at the conference of Director Generals and Inspector Generals of Police at BSF Academy. Here are the 10 takeaways of the PM’s speech:

1. PM recalled how the nature and scope of the Conference have changed since 2014, beginning with its being shifted out of Delhi. Modi had addressed the conference earlier in Guwahati, Assam in 2014, Dhordo in Rann of Kutch, Gujarat in 2015 and National Police Academy, Hyderabad, in 2016.
2. He said, the conference and the changed formats have helped giving a whole new vision to senior police officers of the country. 
3. PM then suggested that the follow up of the conference should continue through working groups, and round the year.
4. He specially emphasised on the importance of involving younger officers in following up the agenda. He said, this would greatly help improving effectiveness of the exercise.
5. Prime Minister mentioned the emerging global consensus towards greater information sharing on illicit financial dealings, and said that India had a key role to play in achieving this.
6. He said security cannot be achieved selectively, or alone. The breaking of silos and information sharing among states can help make everyone more secure. "We are not an assembled entity, but an organic entity”.
7. PM also said, cyber security issues should be dealt with immediately, and should receive highest priority. In that context, he mentioned the importance of social media, adding that the messaging should rely on local languages for greater effectiveness.
8. On radicalisation, the Prime Minister urged the use of technology to pinpoint problem areas. 
9. Prime Minister appreciated the medal-winning officers of Intelligence Bureau for their dedication and commitment to service.
10. He said that the officers present in the gathering today  have  delivered  leadership, despite often having to operate in an environment of  negativity.

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