Saturday, October 27, 2012

Cyber Security Initiatives In India

For very long there was a dearth of cyber security efforts in India. Now some private players have taken the task of making the cyber security of India more effective and robust. Some very good cyber security initiatives in India have been launched by Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB).

The chief among these initiatives are cyber security research and development centre of India (CSRDCI) and national cyber security database of India (NCSDI). These two techno legal initiatives would positively improve the cyber security landscape of India.

These initiatives would also make the cyber security of India more robust, resilient and effective. As on date cyber security of India is not in a very good shape. There are many more cyber security issues in India that are still required to be addressed by our policy makers. Cyber security in India and its challenges and problems are too vast to be managed by a single organisation or even by Indian government.

According to Praveen Dalal, managing partner of Perry4Law and CEO of PTLB, Sophisticated Malware like Stuxnet, Duqu, Flame, etc have already proved that Critical Infrastructures around the World like Power Grids, Nuclear Facilities, Satellites, Defense Networks, Governmental Informatics Infrastructures, etc are vulnerable to diverse range of Cyber Attacks. The truth is that Cyber Attacks are affecting Indian Critical Infrastructure and we are not even aware of the same.

Indian government must adopt the public private partnership model with institutions like PTLB so that cyber security in India can be more effective.