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Keeping tabs: Centre mulls cybersecurity test for public CCTV buys

Railways seeks Niti Aayog intervention, citing national security

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Dhruvaksh Saha New Delhi
Amid rising digital security concerns, the Centre may be considering a proposal by the railways ministry to mandate cybersecurity testing for procurement of CCTV (closed-circuit television) cameras by all government agencies, Business Standard has learnt.

NITI Aayog has been requested by the railways ministry to consider a proposal of mandatory cybersecurity clearances of cameras. It also sought a go-ahead for testing the associated software by the directorate of Standardisation Testing and Quality Certification (STQC), a statutory body under the ministry of electronics and information technology.

In a letter to the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Aayog, the ministry of

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First Published: Feb 27 2023 | 9:00 PM IST

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