A Look at India’s National Cybersecurity Policy

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3Q 2014 | IN-1019857

A New National Framework

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India is not exempt from large-scale state-sponsored cyberattacks, many of which are in fact cyberespionage campaigns directed against the highest levels of the Indian government, military, economic, and financial institutions. Even with increasing awareness and countermeasures slowly being put in place, lax security remains the norm. The newly released National Cyber Security Policy (NCSP) is an indication of the Indian government’s effort to protect the public and private infrastructure from cyberattacks. The government has proposed to set up a National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC), which will ward off cybersecurity threats in strategic areas such as air control, nuclear, and space, and the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-in) will handle all public and private infrastructure.

A Step in the Right Direction

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