NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY POLICY 2013
NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY POLICY 2013
- It is a policy framework by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), which aims at protecting the public and private infrastructure from cyber attacks.
- The policy also intends to safeguard “information, such as personal information (e web users), financial and banking information and sovereign data”.
- This was particularly relevant in the wake of US National Security Agency (NSA) leaks that suggested the US government agencies are spying on Indian users, who have no legal or technical safeguards against it.
- Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (India) defines Cyberspace is a complex environment consisting of interactions between people, software services supported by worldwide distribution of information and communication technology.
To build a secure and resilient cyberspace for citizens, business and government.
MISSION [NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY POLICY 2013]
To protect information and information infrastructure in cyberspace, build capabilities to prevent and respond to cyber threat, reduce vulnerabilities and minimize damage from cyber incidents through a combination of institutional structures, people, processes, technology and cooperation.
- To create a secure cyber ecosystem in the country, generate adequate trust and confidence in IT system and transactions in cyberspace and thereby enhance adoption of IT in all sectors of the economy.
- To create an assurance framework for design of security policies and promotion and enabling actions for compliance to global security standards and best practices by way of conformity assessment (Product, process, technology & people).
- To strengthen the Regulatory Framework for ensuring a SECURE CYBERSPACE ECOSYSTEM.
- To enhance and create National and Sectorial level 24X7 mechanism for obtaining strategic information regarding threats to ICT infrastructure, creating scenarios for response, resolution and crisis management through effective predictive, preventive, protective response and recovery actions.
- To improve visibility of integrity of ICT products and services by establishing infrastructure for testing & validation of security of such product. NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY POLICY 2013
- To create workforce for 5,00,000 professionals skilled in next 5 years through capacity building skill development and training.
- To provide fiscal benefit to businesses for adoption of standard security practices and processes.
- To enable Protection of information while in process, handling, storage & transit so as to safeguard privacy of citizen’s data and reducing economic losses due to cyber crime or data theft.
- To enable effective prevention, investigation and prosecution of cybercrime and enhancement of law enforcement capabilities through appropriate legislative intervention.
STRATEGIES [NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY POLICY 2013]
- Creating a secure Ecosystem.
- Creating an assurance framework.
- Encouraging Open Standards.
- Strengthening the regulatory Framework.
- Creating mechanism for Security Threats Early Warning, Vulnerability management and response to security threat.
- Securing E-Governance services.
- Protection and resilience of Critical Information Infrastructure.
- Promotion of Research and Development in cyber security.
- Reducing supply chain risks
- Human Resource Development (fostering education and training programs both in formal and informal sectors to support Nation’s cyber security needs and build capacity.
- Creating cyber security awareness.
- Developing effective Public Private Partnership.
- To develop bilateral and multilateral relationship in the area of cyber security with other country.
- Prioritized approach for implementation.
- Operationalization of Policy
Despite the declaration of the policy, India is still not cyber prepared. The policy has also not been implemented till the month of November 2014. NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY POLICY 2013
Thus, the cyber security policy is just another policy document with no actual implementation and impact. The cyber security challenges in India would increase further and immediate action is required in this regard. NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY POLICY 2013
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