Written by Staff Writer
24 Jan, 2020 | 10:04 pm
Colombo (News 1st): Defence Secretary Retired Major General Kamal Gunaratne has instructed officials of the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team to finalise drafting the proposed Cyber Security Act.
This will establish a comprehensive framework for the prevention and management of cybersecurity threats and incidents effectively, and protect critical information infrastructure.
At a meeting held at the BMICH, SLCERT officials said that the draft was handed over to the Legal Draftsman for final legal clarifications.
The crimes include cyber crimes against individuals such as credit card fraud, revenge, porn, crimes against property, crimes against hacking and intellectual property theft and cyber crimes against Government and other organizations such as cyber terrorism, hacking of websites, processing of unauthorised information and hacking into sensitive financial data.
Retired Major General Gunaratne highlighted the importance of introducing the new mechanism to prevent spreading hate speech using popular social media networks.
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