Indian Prime Minister: need to balance security with privacy and openness

Inaugurating the start of the Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS) 2017 in New Delhi, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised the responsibility of nations in preventing terrorism and radicalisation using cyber-space. At the same time, he emphasised the need to balance national security with privacy and openness of the Internet, in order to preserve innovation and inclusiveness. He underlined the importance of the multistakeholder approach and a collaborative framework for cybersecurity.  Modi called for more training of professionals in field of cybersecurity, that could take a role of ‘cyber-warriors’ and respond to cyber-attacks. Cybersecurity is one of the four themes of the GCCS, along with growth, inclusion, and cyber-diplomacy.