Budget: IT, telecom expect more for cybersecurity, broadband – India.com


New Delhi, Jan 26: With the government’s push for digitisation across the board, the IT and telecom players are expecting a Union Budget which will try to strengthen cyber security and make broadband available for all that will in turn catalyse digital payments.

“As India digitalises rapidly, holistic approach to cyber security is a pre-requisite to foster and sustain trust of all the stakeholders — consumers, businesses as well as government,” said Sanjay Rohatgi, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan, Symantec.

“The government should consider setting aside at least eight per cent of its overall IT budget specifically for cyber security starting with the upcoming budget,” Rohatgi said.

After the demonetisation in November 2016, the Indian government is trying hard to change over the country’s cash-based economy to a digital one.

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