To deal with the “anarchic new world of undeclared cyber threats, attack” India is going to create a “coherent and comprehensive” security policy, said Shivshankar Menon, National Security Adviser, at the release of a report on “India’s Cyber Security Challenge.”
“(The) government is in the process of putting in place the capabilities and the systems in India that will enable us deal with this anarchic new world of constant and undeclared cyber threat, attack, counter-attack and defense,” said Menon.
Cyber institutions like Computer Emergency Response Team-India “have proved their worth during the 2010 Commonwealth Games when a staggering 8,000 cyber attacks were warded off,” mentioned National Security Adviser at the release of the report.
“We are making a beginning in putting in place a system of certification and responsibility for telecommunication equipment and are working on procedures and protocols which will rationalize communication interception and monitoring,” he said.
At the same time, “we need to harden our critical networks. And, we will develop metrices to certify and assure that our critical cyber networks, equipment and infrastructure are secure”, added Mr Menon.