Cyber Security Policy unveiled

Cyber Security Policy unveiled
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Mechanism to deal with ICT threats to be drawn Nodal agency to coordinate cyber security efforts India...

  • Mechanism to deal with ICT threats to be drawn
  • Nodal agency to coordinate cyber security efforts
  • India witnessed over 13,000 cyber attacks in 2011
New Delhi (IANS): The government on Tuesday unveiled the National Cyber Security Policy 2013 that aims at building a secure and resilient cyberspace for citizens, businesses and the government. Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal explained the necessity of the policy and said there were always chances of cyber attacks from state and non-state actors, corporates and terrorists. Kapil sibal
He said critical infrastructure like the air defence system, power infrastructure, nuclear plants and telecommunications system needed to be well insulated, otherwise it may lead to economic instability. The distinctive feature of this policy is to create a mechanism to obtain information regarding information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure threats and to respond to it and solve it. It aims at doing crisis management through effective, preventive and proactive recovery actions. The policy comes amid reports of snooping by the US globally and an ever-increasing threat to the country from cyber attacks. India witnessed 13,000 cyber attacks in 2011. The policy aims at setting up a nodal agency to coordinate all matters related to cyber security in the country with clearly defined roles and responsibilities.
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