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Information Security Guidelines to help control cyber crime

The government is preparing to issue the Information Security Guidelines to help control cyber crime that has been escalating in recent years.

Addressing a conference on cyber security, emerging cyber threats and challenges on Thursday, Rajan Raj Pant, controller of the Office of the Controller of Certification (OCC), said that the government was working to issue guidelines to help control the increasing trend of cyber crime such as e-mail threats, hacking, internet fraud and identity theft.

The guidelines are being planned by the government at a time when the use of the internet is increasing in sectors like banks and financial institutions (BFIs) and government offices that are sensitive in terms of data security.

“After the issuance of the guidelines, all the ISPs, BFIs and online operators have to abide by them,” said Pant.

“Government sites, sites belonging to banks and financial institutions and online operators must undergo a security audit by the government.” (Source:ekantipur)

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