Saturday, October 20, 2012

Cyber Security And India

Cyber security of India is the buzzword these days. Cyber security players are discussing the issues and challenges, policy and strategy, international cooperation, strategy, problems, crisis management plan, data protection laws, data security laws, cyber security laws, encryption regulations, encryption policy, social networks and cloud computing and more similar areas pertaining to Indian cyber security.

Further, governmental projects like central monitoring system, national counter terrorism centre (NCTC), national critical information infrastructure protection centre, national cyber coordination centre, etc have further complicated the Indian cyber security equation.  

These issues cannot be resolved till we have an effective and implementable cybersecurity policy of India that incorporates all the abovementioned aspects. Indian government has constituted a cyber security council that is a good step in the right direction.

Cyber security of India is under transformation and private cyber security players have played a major role in the same. The cyber security research centre by PTLB is the classic example of the same.

There are many issues in this regard that have still to be managed by India.  Let us hope that India government would resolve the same with the help of techno legal expert institutions like PTLB.

Perry4Law And PTLB Releases Research Report On Media And Entertainment Industry Growth And Challenges In India

Media and entertainment industry of India is booming these days. Even the Indian government is taking many pro active steps to help media and entertainment industries grow and flourish in India.

This growth pattern of media and entertainment industry is also accompanies with techno legal compliance requirements. There are many regulatory concerns that media and entertainment industry must keep in mind.

However, these regulatory concerns are complex in nature. Luckily Perry4Law and Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) have made this daunting task very easy. A research report on growth and challenges of entertainment and media industry of India has been released by Perry4Law and PTLB.

The research report has claimed that although the entertainment and media industry growth and challenges in India are imminent yet the legal issues of entertainment and media industry in India would increase.

This is a clear sign that the media and entertainment industry of India must be well prepared to handle these techno legal challenges. We ourselves believe that Indian media and entertainment legal challenges must be taken very seriously.

We are sure that this research report of Perry4Law and PTLB would be useful to all media and entertainment industry stakeholders of India and abroad.

Indian Cyber Security Council Constituted

Cyber security cannot be managed till we have governmental will and public support. We cannot have public support till the government actually takes some concrete steps in the direction of strengthening of cyber security. One such step has been taken by Indian government.

According to the report published by my colleague, the cyber security council of India has been constituted by Indian government. This is a good step in the right direction as such an action was long due on the part of Indian government.

Although this is a modest beginning yet if Indian government is committed this can transform into a major cyber security initiative by Indian government. I am hereby sharing the report of my friend for our readers.

Cyber security of India has finally got the attention of Indian government. Indian government has been announcing many initiatives that could strengthen cyber security of India. Although these initiatives have come late yet this is a good beginning from all counts.

Now it has been reported that the Indian government has launched a new and dedicated wing of the country's National Security Council Secretariat (NSCC). The function of the proposed wing would be to deal with the growing cyber threat especially those from cyber terrorists.

Cyber terrorism against India, cyber warfare against India, cyber espionage against India, etc are on rise and this dedicated wing can be really helpful in this regard. The wing would coordinate with other existing law enforcement agencies. The objective of the wing would be to keep both public and private computer safe from cyber attack and malicious activities.

The proposed wing would work in the direction of ensuring coordination among various government departments of India so that both national and international cyber threats can be countered. Gradually the wind would be extended to make its initiatives and efforts more holistic and wide.

However, India still needs to stress upon cyber security research and development. Till now we have a sole techno legal cyber security research centre of India that is managed by Perry4Law and Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB).

Close association and coordination with expert techno legal institutions like PTLB is the need of the hour. Let us hope that Indian government would collaborate and coordinated with institutions like PTLB to make its cyber security initiatives more holistic and effective.