Posted by: Editor LNAV | April 7, 2009

National Information Technology Infrastructure Protection in India

Cyber Security of India is an essential part of National ICT Policy and Strategy of India. Despite some very good suggestions and critical evaluations, the Government of India (GOI) has not considered it necessary to take some action in this regard. There has been repetitive wake up calls given to the GOI but it seems the GOI is in indefinite sleep. On the other hand, the International Community is stressing really hard to make cyber security an essential part of their day to day lives.

Dartmouth’s Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P) has recently provided its cyber security research recommendations. They are in the form of a set of recommendations for advancing research in cyber security that can be implemented in the next five to 10 years. The report recognises four areas of need that emerged during the forum:

(1)  A coordinated and collaborative approach is needed.

(2) Metrics and assessment tools must be developed.

(3) An effective legal and policy framework for security must be created.

(4) The human dimension of security must be addressed.

It may be a coincidence that similar suggestions were provided by Mr. Praveen Dalal, Managing Partner of Perry4Law to the Government of India. He has also provided the Indian Policies and Strategies for Critical ICT Infrastructure Protection and Management in India. The stress upon Legal Enablement of ICT Systems in India is very important to make Cyber Law of India strong and effective. Many letters have been sent to the GOI so that the future of Indian cyber law may be bright.  However, the recent Information Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2008 proved that GOI is neither serious about the cyber law in India nor about the cyber security of India. It would be better if the GOI must act now in the larger interest of India.


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