Cyber Security in India – Present Status
Maj Gen P K Mallick, VSM (Retd)

Introduction: The Information Technology (IT) Act in India was promulgated as early as 2000. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) was established in 2004 and continues to act. India has undertaken several steps at protection, detection and containment of these potentially disruptive attacks against the nation’s networks. Government initiatives such as ‘Digital India’ and ‘Smart City’, and the increasing involvement of the private sector in nation-building endeavours are progressive steps that are also increasing the scope and complexities of cyber security efforts. It is time to review the Indian Cyber Security scene in the present context.

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