Monday, August 6, 2012

Cyber Security Issues In India

Of late cyber security in India has been considered essential part of India’s cyber capabilities.  However, India is still not prepared to tackle the menaces of cyber attacks and cyber crimes. This is so because we have neither a strong cyber law nor effective cyber security capabilities in India.

Further, if we analyse the cyber security reflections the trend is really troublesome. 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.

Critical infrastructure protection in India is not in a very good shape. We have no critical ICT infrastructure protection policy of India  as well. Sophisticated malware like Stuxnet and Duqu have already proved that critical infrastructures around the world like power grids, nuclear facilities, satellites, defense networks, governmental informatics infrastructures, etc are vulnerable to diverse range of cyber attacks.

The truth is that cyber attacks are affecting Indian critical infrastructure and we are not even aware of the same. Critical infrastructure protection in India is needed as soon as possible.

Another area of lacuna is that we have no implementable mobile governance in India and mobile governance policy in India. Even cyber security of banks in India is not satisfactory at all. Recently, RBI warned Indian banks for inadequate cyber security. Naturally, exploring the option of mobile banking in India is risky in these situations. This is so because mobile banking cyber security in India is missing and mobile banking cyber security is required in India.

There are many cyber security issues in India that have remained unredressed so far. It would be a good option if Indian government starts strengthening various aspects of cyber security in India one by one.

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