Press Esc to close
Wednesday 01 June 2016
News updated at 12:40 PM IST
Weather
Max: 31°C
Min : 22.2°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

Cyber security force on the anvil

New Delhi, July 2, 2013, DHNS:
File Photo for representational purpose only

The Centre is planning to create a workforce of five lakh cyber security professionals to shield the country’s Information Technology (IT) infrastructure from frequent attacks by hackers.

The government also intends to create a round-the-clock National Critical Information Infrastructure Centre (NCIIPC), which will not only protect the nation's critical information, but also make the infrastructure more resilient to external onslaught.

Both plans are part of a new national cyber security policy that was released by Union IT Minister Kapil Sibal here on Tuesday.

The 2013 policy has been drafted at a time when the cyberspace is becoming more complex, with manifold increase in networks and devices.

The NCIIPC will be instituted in addition to the 24x7 Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) that functions as a nodal agency for all cyber security emergency responses and crisis management.

The CERT-In will function as it is. But the policy favours creation of several new CERTs to deal with cyber crisis in specific sectors.

All private and public sector organisations are encouraged to designate a senior management member as the chief information security officer, responsible for the cyber security efforts in the organisation.

“The policy is a framework document. It gives you a broad outline of what our vision is. The real task or challenge is the operationalisation of this policy,” Sibal said.

Though the document refrains from making any specific comment on any country or hacking group, several international studies have traced large-scale hacking attempts to China. The People's Liberation Army is known to have raised a brigade of professional hackers who target critical information networks in other nations.

The US is also believed to be behind many international snooping attempts.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Biking Queens Yugma Desai, Sarika Mehta, Khyati N. Desai and Durriya M. Tapiya...

Biking Queens Yugma Desai, Sarika Mehta, Khyati N. Desai and Durriya M. Tapiya...

Camels with sign boards of BJP President Amit Shah during Sardar Patel Kisan Maha Sammelan...

Camels with sign boards of BJP President Amit Shah during Sardar Patel Kisan Maha Sammelan...

Restoration work in progress after an empty coach derailed off a slow track between Lower Parel...

Restoration work in progress after an empty coach derailed off a slow track between Lower Parel...

People dressed up as famous personalities taking part in the 'Carnival rally' to mark World No...

People dressed up as famous personalities taking part in the 'Carnival rally' to mark World No...

Police personal pay a final tribute to mortal remains of De Javaregowda, at Kuvempu Vidyavardhaka..

Police personal pay a final tribute to mortal remains of De Javaregowda, at Kuvempu Vidyavardhaka..

Couples embrace along the shores of the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, India ...

Couples embrace along the shores of the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, India ...

Children wear masks during an awareness campaign on 'World No Tobacco' day in Kolkata...

Children wear masks during an awareness campaign on 'World No Tobacco' day in Kolkata...

A view of Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium in Bengaluru on Tuesday...

A view of Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium in Bengaluru on Tuesday...

Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi performs at the CEAT Cricket Rating awards night in Mumbai...

Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi performs at the CEAT Cricket Rating awards night in Mumbai...

Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez with Malaika Arora Khan on the sets of a TV show...

Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez with Malaika Arora Khan on the sets of a TV show...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523