Cyberspace has become a complicated place these days. It is full of opportunities and challenges and our response should be guided by its changing nature. Cyber security trends in India (Pdf) are alarming and Indian government needs to take urgent steps to strengthen Indian cyber security. Present efforts of Indian government are insufficient to protect Indian cyberspace and has made India a sitting duck in cyberspace.
The worst affected area is offensive and defensive cyber security capabilities of India that are still missing. There is no cyber warfare policy of India (Pdf) and Indian critical infrastructures (Pdf) are also vulnerable to cyber threats and cyber threats. International legal issues of cyber security have become tremendously complex in nature due to conflict of laws in cyberspace. India has found herself in a position where she has no influence over this situation.
We need actual and implementable cyber security policy of India, cyber attacks crisis management plan of India, offensive and defensive cyber security capabilities for India, etc. Renowned scientist Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has also called for a more aggressive approach towards cyber security in India. “Offensive and defensive cyber capabilities are as important for nations to build as the nuclear capabilities. We will soon have only two types of nations – those with cyber offensive and defensive capabilities and those without,” he said.