Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Preventive And Offensive Cyberspace Capabilities Of India

India is in the process of establishing cyber war capabilities. This is a good step in the right direction as of late India has been under constant attack through cyberspace.

However, as usual India has taken almost five years to implement the suggestions of Praveen Dalal in this regard. He had suggested use of preventive and offensive defence for cyberspace violations and provided the exclusive techno legal framework for India more than five years ago.

According to Praveen Dalal, Managing Partner of Perry4Law and CEO of the cyber security research, training and educational institution of India (CSRTCI), India has been very slow in adopting both defensive as well as offensive cyber security measures. Whether it is critical ICT infrastructure protection or cyber security of defence forces of India, neither are in order till now, says Dalal. At last India has shown some sensitivity to the preventive and offensive capabilities in cyberspace that has been suggested by us more than five years ago, informs Dalal.

The outline though has been formulated yet it is an altogether different game to execute it. The proposed initiative would require many complex concepts like human rights protection in cyberspace (HRPIC), technical framework, legal framework, etc. The real challenge would be to formulate a techno legal framework that is presently missing in India.