Fact Box: National Cyber Security Policy (NSCP) 2013 Of India

India launches National Cyber Security Policy 2013 to secure cyber space
The government has announced a National Cyber Security Policy 2013 which aims to address the threats emanating from the cyber world. The Policy proposes to:

  • Set up different bodies to tackle various levels of threats, along with a national nodal agency, to coordinate all matters related to cyber security.
  • Create a National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC), which will act as a 24×7 centre to battle cyber security threats in strategic areas such as air control, nuclear and space. It will function under the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO), a technical intelligence gathering agency controlled directly by the National Security Adviser in the Prime Minister’s Office.
  • The current agency, Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), will deal with all public and private infrastructure.
  • Create a workforce of around 500,000 trained in cyber security.
  • Provide fiscal benefits to businesses to adopt best security practices.
  • Set up testing labs to regularly check the safety of equipment being used in the country.
  • Create a cyber ecosystem in the country, developing effective public-private partnerships and collaborative engagements through technical and operational cooperation.
  • Building indigenous security technologies through research.