Thursday, May 17, 2012

Cyber Security Policy Of India

 Leading techno legal experts of India have been maintaining since 2007 that cyber security in India is an ignored world. However, for one reason or other Indian government failed to improve the situation and cyber security remained a distant dream in India.

Even wake up calls to enhance cyber security in India has been given from time to time but Indian government remained indifferent as usual. There is no second opinion that national cyber security policy of India is needed. Further, there is an urgent need that cyber security capabilities of India must be strengthened immediately.

However, cyber security in India has not been given proper attention because even the national security policy of India is still unclear. When even the national cyber security policy of India is unclear, we cannot expect a sound cyber security policy in India.

A sound national security policy must have many essential and important aspects incorporated into it. One such essential component is cyber security policy and strategy of India. Till now we have no implementable national cyber security policy of India.

India’s national cyber security policy must be suitable formulated and immediately implemented. Further, Indian counter terrorism capabilities needs rejuvenation to deal with traditional terrorism and cyber terrorism. Indian defense and security against cyber warfare must also be developed.

National Security Policy of India is urgently required and Cyber Security Policy of India must be an essential part of the same, says Praveen Dalal, managing partner of New Delhi based Law Firm Perry4Law and leading techno legal expert of India. Increasing Cyber Security Readiness with Adaptive Threat Management is need of the hour, suggests Dalal. Further, Measurement of ICT Resilience and Robustness on regular basis is also required, suggests Dalal.

Even cyber security research and development in India is lacking. We have a single and exclusive techno legal cyber security research, training and education institution of India. The same is managed by Perry4Law and Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB). It is managing issues like cyber law, cyber security, cyber war, cyber espionage, cyber forensics, etc.

Now some segments have endorsed the viewpoint of Perry4Law and PTLB and they have openly come in support of the ideals of ensuring cyber security in India. Even Indian government has given some hints that it would consider cyber security as an important aspect of national security.

However, this small step of Indian government took five years since experts like Praveen Dalal recommended strengthening of Indian cyber security initially in 2007. However, at least Indian government is thinking about this crucial issue and that is a good sign.