The Govt of India has released the National Cyber Security Policy 2013. The policy aims at providing a infrastructure to prevent cyber attacks in the country thereby protecting the citizens.
Explaining the necessity behind formulating the policy, Communications and IT Minister said, that there is a constant threat from state and non state actors, corporates and terrorists.
He also added that important infrastructure like air defense system, telecommunication infrastructure, power system, nuclear weapons have to be constantly secured otherwise this will lead to economic instability.
He said everything today is cross border, we have to corroborate to find what is that meeting ground which allows the citizens to be empowered and at the same time ensures that nation is safe.
In order to create a secure cyber ecosystem, the policy plans to set up a national nodal agency to coordinate all matters related to cyber security in the country with clearly defined roles and responsibilities.
It plans to establish a mechanism for sharing information, identifying and responding to cybersecurity incidents and for cooperation in restoration efforts.