Certain Facts about India’s Cyber Security Framework
- Around 500 million Indians use the Internet , but never access the Internet from similar devices.
- Apple’s market share in the U.S is 44 per cent, but iPhones amount for below 1 per cent in India.
India’s cyber infrastructure is vulnerable to four kinds of digital interventions:
- Espionage- that involves intruding into systems to embezzle critical value information.
- Cybercrimes -like electronic fraud or other acts of severe illegal outcomes.
- Attacks- intended at disturbing services or systems for a brief phase.
- War- created by a large-scale and methodical digital attack on the country’s significant cybernetworks.
Measures adopted by Indian Government to counter Cyber Attacks
- Indian officials have overcome internal cybercrime even as countering major intrusions on a case-by-case basis.
- The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) formed the post of National Cyber Security Coordinator in 2014, .
- India’s resident organisations have in-house problem solving agencies
- India’s armed forces have their own cushion set-ups to counteract cyber intrusions.
How an Ideal National Cyber Security Agency would look like?
- The first criteria is to accomodate the agency with permanent and semi-permanent staff trained in cyber operations including defending and offending the cyberspace.
- The proposed National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA) should have a functional headquarters.
- The second criteria is to synchronize the agency’s policy functions and operations.
- The NCSA should have a vision statement for the country’s cyber strategy.
Indian agencies performing cyber operations
- The National Technical Research Organisation,
- The National Intelligence Grid,
- The National Information Board and
- The Ministries of Defence, Home, External Affairs and IT
How to Upgrade the Indian Cyberspace
- The government should follow a two-pronged strategy in the short-term.
- Firstly, promote control in cyberspace as a global standard
- Secondly, the government should summaraise recruitment guidelines to hire and train a batch of cyber specialists.