National Cyber Security Policy


The Department of Electronics and Information Technology or DeitY has formulated the National Cyber Security Policy aimed at protecting private and public infrastructure from cyberattacks. The policy also has an objective to protect personal information of internet users, banking and financial information, as well as sovereign data. This policy is especially pertinent in the wake of the National Security Agency or NSA of the USA leaks that reported that government agencies in the US are prying on users in India, who had no real safeguards, legal or technical against such spying. Cyberspace is defined in India as a composite environment comprising of people and software services interactions that are supported by the global distribution of communication and information technology.