India setting up national cyber security architecture: NSA

Last Updated: Monday, January 21, 2013 - 21:56

Bangalore: India is in the process of setting up a national cyber security architecture with the aim to prevent sabotage, espionage and other forms of attack that could hurt the country, National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon said on Monday.

He said the architecture, to protect critical information infrastructure and other networks, will involve monitoring, certification and assurance of India`s networks by designated agencies and bodies in accordance with the law.

"It will also involve capacity and authority for operations in cyber space", Menon said delivering the Dr. Raja Ramanna lecture on India`s external and internal security at the National Institute of Advanced Studies here.

"The goal is to prevent sabotage, espionage and other forms of cyber attacks that could hurt us", he said.

The National Security Council has approved the architecture in principle and implementation details are being worked out with the ministries and agencies, "which we hope to take to the Cabinet for approval soon", Menon said. A national cyber security coordinator in the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) will bring this work together.


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First Published: Monday, January 21, 2013 - 21:56

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