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16 May 2017 05:06 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A regional centre with the task of ensuring cyber security in the Asian region will be set up in Sri Lanka in partnership with Windows Operating System Microsoft, Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Minister Harin Fernando said today.

He told journalists that discussions were being held with Microsoft with a view to setting up the proposed regional centre.

“It is essential to ensure cyber safety worldwide because cyber warfare is going to be the order of the day even more important than military warfare,” the minister said.

However, he assured that Sri Lanka had not been affected by any of the recent cyber virus attacks that had created havoc in many parts of the world.

Explaining the steps which Sri Lanka intends taking to ensure cyber safety, the minister said Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Rediness Team (CERT) will be converted into a more vibrant and powerful organization. (Yohan Perera)


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  • AK Tuesday, 16 May 2017 06:23 PM

    Where are the things he promised earlier Sadly this is also going to be a joke via DM iOS App

    Don Tuesday, 16 May 2017 06:39 PM

    Thats the opposite of what Russia and China does. They use Linux. No malware or viruses can attack it and its free. via DM Android App

    Hadam Tuesday, 16 May 2017 06:52 PM

    This fellow just promises but no action. Only whistle but no bultic.

    mnsmart Wednesday, 17 May 2017 09:13 AM

    Like the balloons?


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