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5 lakh cyber warriors to bolster India's e-defence
« on: October 16, 2012, 01:15:05 am »
 NEW DELHI: Recognizing
 the threat of cyber attacks from a host of hostile entities ranging
from domestic saboteurs to foreign rivals a new initiative intends to
train five lakh  cyber warriors in the next five years to meet a critical gap in India's defences.
 

 A government-private sector plan will look at beefing up India's cyber
security capabilities in the light of a group of experts reckoning that
India faces a 4.7 lakh shortfall of such experts despite the country's
reputation of being a IT and software powerhouse.
 
 Efforts to draw a strategic plan for India, being overseen by National Security Advisor ( NSA)
 Shivshankar Menon, may need to be speeded up as India lags the research
 and planning leading western and Asian nations have already undertaken.
 

 Cyber warfare has emerged a top threat to national security with
India's systems subjected to an increasing number - and more
sophisticated cyber attacks. India faced a severe test during the 2010
  Commonwealth Games when cyber attacks from  Pakistan and China sought to damage information systems.
 
 Most of the attacks India deals with originate from countries like the US, China,  Russia, a few east European countries and  Iran. Chinese hackers have targeted a large number of institutions, even stealing data from schools run by the armed forces.
 
 A Canadian investigation in 2010 revealed that Chinese hackers had reached Indian missions at  Kabul,  Moscow, Dubai, Abuja, US, Serbia,  Belgium, Germany,  Cyprus, the UK and  Zimbabwe. A machine at the  National Security Council secretariat was tapped as were computers at military engineering services (MES).    

 Computers linked to the 21 Mountain Artillery Brigade, the Air Force
Station at Race Course Road opposite the PM's residence, the Army
Institute of Technology at Pune and Military College of Electronics and
Mechanical Engineering at Secunderabad were also compromised.
 
 
Capacity building was the core message of the cyber security
recommendations unveiled by Menon on Monday. The report "Engagement
with Private Sector on Cyber Security" said the government would
introduce specialized "cyber security related curriculum" in engineering
 and management courses and establish a multi-disciplinary centre of
excellence.
 
 The Centre plans to establish an autonomous
institution - Institute of Cyber Security Professionals of India - along
 the lines of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of India ( ICAI) and make "cyber security audits" mandatory for companies by amending the Companies Act.
 
 A recent report by  Bloomberg said a "trove" of confidential data had been mined from the computer of Y C Deveshwar, CEO of  ITC,
 for over a year before the company was alerted. In the public sector,
less than 20% of the cyber attacks on national security systems are even
 reported. Bloomberg quoted security experts to say "networks of major
oil companies have been harvested for seismic maps charting oil
reserves; patent law firms for their clients' trade secrets; and
investment banks for market analysis that might impact the global
ventures of state-owned companies."
 
 The report identifies four
pilot projects including setting up a pilot testing labs, conducting a
test audit, study of sample Critical Information Infrastructure and
establishment of a multi-disciplinary Centre of Excellence.
 
 India is only following the lead of countries like the US where secretary of defense  Leon Panetta said US needed to work on new laws. Panetta warned of conventional attacks combining with cyber strikes.
 

 "This kind of phenomenon is something we need to learn to deal with.
This is something new. The important thing for a democratic society like
 us is how do we do it while maintaining democratic freedoms," Menon
said.
 
 Key recommendations:
 
 Creation
of Information Sharing & Analysis Centres (ISACs) in various
industry verticals by the private sector that should coordinate with
sectoral CERTs and CERT-In.
 
 Provide training to law enforcement
 agencies (LEAs) in cyber-crime investigation and cyber forensics by
establishing training facilities and developing training materials &
 investigation manuals.
 
 Promotion and dissemination of cyber security awareness among general public through mutual collaboration.
 

 Establishment of an 'Institute of Cyber Security Professionals of
India' for capacity building in security testing and auditing.

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5 lakh cyber warriors to bolster India's e-defence
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2012, 06:39:15 pm »
nice post sir!!!
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