It was just yesterday, when the Government of India approved the National Cyber Security Policy (NCSP), which has been designed to secure computing environment and develop a framework that addresses all long-term issues. On the lines of the development, the Government has also approved the appointment of Gulshan Rai, current head of CERT.IN, as the Cyber Security Coordinator for the nation.
The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the policy which stresses on development of India's cyber security set up. "CCS met today and approved the National Cyber Security Policy, which sets a road map for strengthening cyber security of the country by building capacities in the country, training manpower etc," a source said after the meeting. said a source to Times Of India
A senior official in the Department of Information Technology said the policy strives to provide a secure computing environment and in-turn build trust and confidence in electronic transactions.
"This policy caters for the whole spectrum of ICT users and providers including small and home users, medium and large enterprises and government and non-government entities,"
The policy aims to develop a cyber security framework that will be able to provide solutions to all related issues in the long term, including the ability to anticipate attacks and quickly adopt counter measures.
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Meanwhile, The Government has approved the appointment of Gulshan Rai, current head of CERT.IN, as the cyber security coordinator for India. Rai will be responsible for coordinating with various agencies involved in cyber security. He will be based at the National Security Council Secretariat.
Source: Times Of India