Friday, November 28, 2014

Establishment of Cyber Operation Centres by Defence Services soon

National Cyber Security Policy document has been promulgated by Government of India. Further, Government has approved Framework for Enhancing Cyber Security of Indian Cyberspace. The above Framework includes establishment of Cyber Operation Centres by Defence Services. Accordingly, Defence Services have set up interim Cyber Operation Centres (CoCs).India is not a party to the European Convention on Cyber Crime as the Convention in its present form does not address India's concerns.

Important and confidential information pertaining to Defence Services is air gapped and is on secure networks. There has been no reported case of cyber attacks on air gapped networks of Defence Forces.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Smt Kothapalli Geetha and others in Lok Sabha today.

The defence services have also established Cyber Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) to prevent and react to cyber attacks.