Sunday, May 15, 2011

Cyber Command And Control Authority Of India

Cyber security is an issue that has always been ignored by India. As a result, cyber security of India is in a poor condition. Cyber security is not mere formulation of policies but their actual implementation. At this level of implementation, Indian government fails miserably as it lacks the techno legal skill necessary to implement cyber security policies.

India needs skilled techno legal professionals who can implement the cyber security policy of India. As a matter of fact, till now we have no cyber security policy in India and we need to formulate a good one as soon as possible.

India must formulate effective Preventive and Offensive Cyber Capabilities to safeguard its Cyberspace and Critical Infrastructure, suggests Praveen Dalal, managing partner of New Delhi based techno legal firm Perry4Law and leading techno legal expert of India. India must develop Cyber Warfare Capabilities as soon as possible, suggests Dalal.

There is no doubt that Indian national security must have information warfare as an essential component. Taking clue from various suggestions of techno legal experts of India, the Manmohan Singh government is in the process of establishing a cyber command and control authority for India. This would be a centralised mechanism that would be placed under the National Security Adviser who reports to the PM.

This is a good step in the right direction, says Dalal. This was a much needed initiative that has, at last, got the attention of Indian Government. The only thing that remains to be seen is how effectively this initiative would be handled by Indian Government, says Dalal. Let us see how the National Security Adviser would proceed with this initiative.