Friday, June 5, 2009
Forget the new cyber security czar position that President Barack Obama announced last week. The real sign that the White House might be finally taking cyber security seriously came in an announcement on Friday that Jeff Moss, aka “Dark Tangent” and the former hacker behind the annual DefCon hacker confab in Las Vegas, has been appointed to the Department of Homeland Security’s Advisory Council (HSAC).
Perry4Law has been providing the “Critical Analysis” of the Governmental Policies from time to time. It has also decided to “Systematically Analyse” the Policies and Strategies of GOI for its five year tenure in general and 100 days promised period in particular. A special attention would be given to techno-legal issues including e-governance in India, legal enablement of ICT systems in India, cyber law in India, cyber security in India, cyber forensics in India, e-courts in India, etc. Similarly, special attention would be given to policy issues pertaining to information and communication technology (ICT).
Fortunately, BJP has announced that it would also keep a close watch on the promises made by the Congress led Government. A good strategy for BJP would be to keep ready its own ideas and policies that are not only sensible but also good alternatives for the proposed policies by the government. With this we can hope for better laws and effective and transparent governance in India.