Friday, May 18, 2012

Cyber Security In India Needed

Cyber security in India is one issue that requires immediate attention of our policy makers. Cyber security issue has already been delayed for more than 5 years and there is no sense in further delaying the same.

Perry4Law and Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) have been advocating for a strong, robust and techno legal cyber security for India. The cyber laws and cyber security trends in India 2011 provided by Perry4Law and PTLB clearly stated that there is no room for further delaying the strengthening of cyber security in India.

Cyber security policy and strategy of India has finally got the attention of Indian government and the cyber security policy of India is in pipeline. However, it is still not clear whether the proposed cyber security policy of India would be techno legal or not as has been suggested by Perry4Law and PTLB.

Meanwhile, the national cyber coordination centre (NCCC) of India has been proposed that may strengthen the cyber security of India provided it takes care of certain techno legal issues.

To start with, we need a sound Techno Legal Framework for Cyber Security in India, suggests Praveen Dalal, managing partner of New Delhi based Law Firm Perry4Law and leading techno legal expert of Asia. We have no dedicated Legal Framework for Cyber Security in India and Cyber Security Laws in India are grossly missing, opines Dalal. Further, Cyber Security Capabilities of India must be Strengthened suggests Dalal. To supplement the same Cyber Forensics Capabilities of India must be enhanced and the Cyber Law of India must be reformulated, stresses Dalal.

These are ambitious objectives that require good techno legal skills development. The sooner these skills are developed the better it would be for the larger interest of India.