Thursday, July 1, 2010

Cyber Security Policy Of India

Cyber security in India has not received the attention of Indian policy makers. As a result India has witnessed many sophisticated cyber security attacks against its computer systems operating at crucial departments and places from time to time. Even the terrorists are using technology to further their nefarious objectives in India. The problem is that Indian government, like any other government, is not capable of tackling cyber security issues single handedly. It needs private sector support to achieve this task.

According to Praveen Dalal, Managing Partner of the exclusive techno-legal cyber security research and training centre of India (CSRTCI), cyber security in India needs an urgent rejuvenation. He informs that till now Indian government has not thought it fit to consider cyber security as a part of National Policy.

It is obvious that India is finding it difficult to gather necessary cyber security expertise and this is resulting in a weak cyber security. Fortunately, private initiatives like CSRTCI are bridging the much needed gap of cyber security in India. The centre is providing techno-legal solutions for areas like cyber law, cyber security, cyber forensics, cyber terrorism, cyber espionage, critical ICT infrastructure protection, cyber war, etc. It is also providing techno-legal solutions for Indian projects like CCTNS, Natgrid, NCTC, etc.

CSRTCI also maintains a “repository” of software and tools for areas like cyber security, cyber forensics, penetration testing, malware analysis, encryption, stegnography, etc. It also maintains a rich techno-legal literature, articles, databases, etc for ready reference.

However, the most important and crucial achievement of the CSRTCI is that it has an “Exclusive Techno-Legal Repository” of software and research literature. It also has expertise for “aggressive defence” and human rights protection in cyberspace. In short, it is a single place destination for the techno-legal cyber security and allied fields.

The government of India and private sector of India must concentrate upon cyber security as soon as possible. Further, there is an emergent need to make proper amendments in the otherwise impotent, weak and ineffective cyber law of India. The increasing cyber crimes in India is also attributable to the “welcoming law” of India incorporated in the information technology act 2000 that instead of deterring the cyber criminals is in fact encouraging them to indulge in cyber crimes.

India Should Have A Cyber Security Strategy Suggests CSRTCI


Cyber security in India has not received much attention of the policy makers of India. Similarly, cyber security research and training is also missing in India. Till now we have just one techno-legal cyber security research and training centre in India (CSRTCI). The same is managed by Perry4Law, the exclusive techno-legal firm of India.

India has not formulated any cyber security policy or strategy. The only cyber security policy and cyber security strategy of India has been provided by Mr. Praveen Dalal, CEO of Perry4Law and CSRTCI.

The CSRTCI has been managing the techno-legal aspects of cyber security for long. Some of the areas of its specialisation pertain to cyber law, cyber security, cyber forensics, cyber war, cyber terrorism, cyber espionage, corporate espionage, critical ICT infrastructure protection, CCTNS, Natgrid, NCTC, etc.

India should also work upon wireless security as presently most of the wireless connections are insecure in India. As per the research of CSRTCI, a majority of wireless users had either not used any security mechanisms or they were very weak and easily guessable.

Cyber security is a mental state of mind and not hardware or software. As a matter of fact, many world class cyber security software are open source and freely available. Similarly, many good penetration testing software are freely available.

India needs good cyber security policy and strategy and effective training to prevent cyber threats from damaging its institutions and economy.

Unethical And Illegal SEO Activities Regarding UIDAI Are Happening And Google Seems To Be Indifferent

It has come to our knowledge that controversial topics regarding projects like Natgrid, CCTNS, etc in general and Aadhar project in particular have been systematically filtered at the Google news search. Surprisingly, all the topics pertaining to unique identification authority of India (UIDAI) and carrying the term UIDAI are dumped deep into the Google news search engine irrespective of their relevance and quality.

Since Google is aware of this issue and this cannot happen without its consent, we can safely presume that Google is also involved in this process. We would post more details very soon.

The latest article on breach of public trust by Indian government has been dumped once again.

Also see this CIO article.

Government Of India Is Breaching Public Trust By Illegal Distribution Of Money

Shayam Prasad

It is now clear that the Aadhar project of India as well as UIDAI is illegal project/body and is unconstitutional in nature. If Aadhar project/UIDAI is an illegal constitution, by what authority it is working and spending hard earned public money is a mystery.

Even the government of India is aware about this fact but still it is offering all the support for the functioning and operation of Aadhar project/UIDAI. Instead of refusing to extend its support and monetary incentives, the government of India is encouraging illegal use of public money without any Parliamentary scrutiny.

This illegal distribution of public money is not only violating many laws of India, including criminal laws, but also against the democratic and parliamentary scheme of Indian Constitution.

Indian government is a custodian of public resources and public money and if it distributes tax payers hard earned money upon a project/authority that does not exists in the eyes of law, then serious doubts are casted upon its intentions, fairness and objectives.

It seems the Indian government is committed to safeguard “private interests” as against national interest and industrial lobbying is playing its role in the same. There is no reason why Aadhar project and UIDAI should be continued in the absence of any legal framework supporting its establishment and existence.

Further, there is no sense in gathering crucial details and data of Indians if we do not have privacy laws and data protection laws in India.

Despite ferocious protests, the Indian government is adamant in pushing hard the illegal and unconstitutional projects like Aadhar, Natgrid, CCTNS, etc. For what reasons, only God can tell us?