Ms Sitharaman touched upon the need to create a workforce in all establishments in accordance with the nation's vision to become a dominant force in cyberspace.
"The defence minister stressed upon the fact that the defence sector is more prone to cyber threats and hence it becomes important to safeguard our cyberspace with anticipation of possible attacks," according to a defence ministry statement.
She was speaking after the inauguration of a workshop on Cyber Security Framework for Department of Defence organised by the department of defence production under the ministry.
Mr Kumar also emphasised the need to establish a strong, robust and resilient cyber-security infrastructure on priority basis.
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