Monday, May 24, 2010

India Has A Weak Cyber Security Says Expert

Cyber security is as important as other security concerns of India. However, India never considered cyber security a topic worth considering. The most secret documents that could not have been obtained even by making a right to information application were found in the hands of hackers who penetrated crucial computer systems of India. Instead of making sufficient cyber security policies and taking adequate safeguards, India adopted a unique method of banning Chinese telecom products on security grounds.

The priorities and understanding of Indian government regarding cyber security are now very clear. India is seeing cyber security issue with a myopic vision. With a weak cyber law, inadequate cyber security capabilities and absence of political will, India is heading towards a cyber security nightmare. The digital issues are beyond the capabilities of Indian government to handle. The need of the hour is to enact suitable cyber security policies of India, says Praveen Dalal.

Time has come for India to seriously think about cyber security and rise above political interests and industrial lobbying.