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Govt. wants to introduce cyber security education at universities: Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union minister for Electronics and IT, Law and Justice

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Govt. wants to introduce cyber security education at universities: Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union minister for Electronics and IT, Law, and Justice
As growing digitisation increases cyberspace vulnerability of businesses, individuals and government departments and agencies, a plan has been mooted to start cyber security education at select colleges to boost country’s security infrastructure.
“We want to introduce cyber security education at under graduation level,” said Ravi Shankar Prasad Union minister for Electronics and IT, Law and Justice on Thursday, adding, “We have identified 46 colleges”. He was speaking at an ASSOCHAM's10th Annual Summit Cyber and Network Security.
Emphasising the growing demand for cyber security professionals, Prasad said India’s digital economy would grow to $1 trillion by 2020, doubling from the current level of $500 billion.
Digital payments industry would cross $500 billion by 2020, he said to highlight the rapid pace of growth in the digital economy.