09th March, 2016 (MAINS)

TODAYs ANSWER WRITING CHALLENGE FROM GS-III

Q1. Considering the threats cyberspace poses for the country, India needs a “Digital Armed Force” to prevent crimes. Critically evaluate the National Cyber Security Policy, 2013 outlining the challenges perceived in its effective implementation.

[12.5marks/2015/GS-3] 200 words.

Please write answer in the comments section.

  • Aniruddh Shrivastava

    National Cyber Security Policy 2013,a policy framework by Department of Electronics and Information Technology,aims to build a secure and resilient cyberspace for citizens, business and government.

    However, India’s national security architecture could not become technologically vibrant and faces a difficult task in cyberspace.India’s infrastructure is susceptible to basically three kinds of digital intrusions: espionage, which involves intruding into systems to steal information of strategic or commercial value;cyber-crime, referring to electronic fraud or other acts of serious criminal consequence; and attacks, intended at disrupting services or systems for a temporary period.

    It’s given more than enough time tackling and investigating localized cyber crimes. Recently, Indian Railways website was allegedly hacked by Al-Qaeda. Kerala Government website hacked in 2015 is another example of it’s lethargy towards strategic implementation of framework and puts a question mark on its defensive approach.

    It is the need of the hour, given that India’s digital capabilities lag significantly behind regional and global players.

    National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA) to be created in this regard by Government in collaboration with cyber security giants and professional security specialists of country with a well designed and structured framework through defensive cum offensive approach.

    • http://shashidthakur.com/ Shashi Thakur

      good going. keep it up.