Sunday, September 30, 2012

Cyber Security In India Is Needed

Cyber security in India is one issue that has not received much attention at the top level. The cyber security reflections in India are not very encouraging and promising. We are facing issues like cyber warfare against India and its defenses, critical infrastructure protection in India, cyber terrorism against India and its defences and solutions, cyber espionage against India and its challenges, solutions and defences, etc. These issues need urgent attention of Indian government.

The recent power blackout in many parts of India also brought cyber security for power energy and utilities in India under consideration. The power grids cyber security in India and its challenges were recognised and appreciated by India. However, we have to stress upon defending our power and critical infrastructures keeping in mind the cyber security issues and challenges in India.

According to Praveen Dalal, managing partner of Perry4Law and CEO of PTLB, there are numerous cyber security challenges in India that are still unredressed. He believes that India's cyber security challenges are unique to Indian conditions and they require local treatment and solutions. Cyber security issues in India require a dedicated effort on the part of Indian stakeholders. Even the cyber security firms, companies and consultants in India must be pro active, opines Praveen Dalal.  

Equal stress must also be given to cyber security skills and capabilities development in India. More online cyber security courses in India must be developed on the lines suggested by PTLB.

In fact, PTLB e-learning platform is the exclusive techno legal online education, training and skills development initiative of India. It is helping in cyber security skills development in India and world wide. Let us hope that Indian government would seek more active and direct collaboration with techno legal leaders like Perry4Law and PTLB to strengthen cyber security of India.