Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cyber Warfare And India

India has been facing cyber warfare for long. In the absence of adequate cyber security in India, cyber attacks and cyber warfare are posing real danger to India. As on date, India is vulnerable to cyber warfare. As on date we have no cyber warfare policy of India. As on date we have no implementable cyber crisis management plan of India.

If we analyse the cyber security reflections the trend is really worrisome. The cyber law, cyber crimes and cyber security trends by Perry4Law and Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) have shown the loopholes of Indian cyber security capabilities.

In these circumstances, cyber warfare against India is going to increase further. We must anticipate the cyber warfare against India and its defenses. In order to achieve that, the cyber security capabilities of India must be strengthened.

According to Praveen Dalal, managing partner of Perry4Law and leading techno legal expert of India, Indian Defense and Security against Cyber Warfare must be strengthened so that Cyber Warfare attacks of highest level can be defended against. The Cyber Warfare Capabilities of India cannot be considered to be effective till it comprises of both Offensive and Defensive Capabilities, opines Praveen Dalal.

Even the prime Minister of India now acknowledged that India must be prepared to meet the challenges arising out of Internet and cyberspace. However, if this acknowledgement is just another speech for another occasion, we may not see any ground level action for another decade or more.

Defending against cyber warfare requires maturity and skills and lots of patience. If India thinks that it can produce cyber warfare experts at the eleventh hour that would be a big blunder. India has to give attention to this aspect right now and then only it may be able to acquire necessary expertise in this regard after some years. I hope good sense would prevail upon Indian government very soon lest it is too late to react.