Cyber Security special session organizes by NHPC
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NHPC, India’s premier hydropower company is observing October 2022 as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. In this regard, a special awareness session on cyber security was organized in the august presence of Shri Y.K. Chaubey, CMD, NHPC. The session was taken by Maj. Gen. Manjeet Singh, Sena Medal, Jt. Secretary (Cyber), National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS). Shri R.P. Goyal, Director (Finance), NHPC and Shri Biswajit Basu, Director (Projects), NHPC along with senior officials of NHPC were present on the occasion. Heads of NHPC Regional offices, Power Stations, Projects and other NHPC officials also attended the session through video conference.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Y.K. Chaubey, CMD, NHPC pressed upon the need for a heightened vigil against emerging cyber challenges to protect critical Power generating equipment which is also a critical information infrastructure of the nation.
During the session, Maj. Gen. Manjeet Singh emphasized upon the emerging challenges in keeping cyberspace secured and various Government of India initiatives in protecting sovereign cyberspace. He appreciated NHPC power stations for round-the-clock power generation, various measures are taken by NHPC to strengthen the cyber security posture in the organisation and the lead role being played by NHPC as CERT-Hydro in implementing cyber security measures in hydro utilities.
Shri R.P. Goyal, Director (Finance) said that cyber security incidents are rising exponentially and we must be of utmost vigil in our work to avoid cyber security breaches.
Shri Biswajit Basu, Director (Projects) addressed some of the recent Cyber attacks and mentioned that country is losing millions of money on cyber-attack from disruption in business activity. He also mentioned that ensuring the cybersecurity of IT and OT infrastructure is our collective responsibility.