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Indian Government upgrades cybersecurity policy invites suggestions

Indian Government upgrades cybersecurity policy invites suggestions

The Indian government is all set to upgrade its cybersecurity policy, and as a first step towards formulating the all-new document “National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) 2020,” the government is asking the citizens of India to suggest ideas regarding this issue.

The Indian government under the aegis of the National Security Council Secretariat is now looking to cater well-represented task forces for a time horizon of five years (2020-25). The government is also launching a new website, for open submissions of public comments. The last date for public to submit the new concepts to tackle security breaches is on December 31.

The recent press release from the government stated that “the proposed vision of the upcoming policy is to ensure a safe, secure, trusted, resilient and vibrant cyberspace for our nation’s prosperity.”India recently has also appointed national cybersecurity coordinator Rajesh Pant. Its cybersecurity force is paneled by experts who addressed the growing cyber threats in the past to overcome the challenges that occur due to rapid technological developments.

The main aim of this task force is to overcome new challenges such as data protection, data privacy, new law enforcement pertaining to cyberspace, access to overseas data, misuse of social media platforms, cybercrime, cyber terrorism, and so on. The Indian government has different sets of ideas and strategies to overcome this and with the help of the public; these issues can be resolved easily.


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