GS-III: Cyber Security in India


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                                                    1. The introduction of Sections 70A and 70B in IT Act, 2000 had brought in some corrective measures in India's cyber security establishments. Few years down the line, do you think that these measures have been implemented in letter and spirit? Discuss critically.
                                                    2. Critically discuss India's preparedness to tackle the threats posed by ransomware and state-sponsored cyber attacks.
                                                    3. Critically discuss the relevance and merit in the Microsoft proposed "Digital Geneva Convention" to prevent cyberwarfare.
                                                    4. "To create adequate infrastructure and generate trust and confidence in our IT system, there is a dire need to update the cybersecurity policy". Discuss in the light of various changes being demanded in Cyber Security Policy,2013 in recent times.
                                                    5. What is Cert-Fin? Discuss its role and impact on India's cybersecurity architecture.
                                                    6. What are the arguments in favor and opposition to the data localization norms?
                                                    7. Critically examine the major issues around regulation of Cloud services and Cloud service providers in India.
                                                    8. Do you think preference to 'Made in India cyber security solutions' is justified? Discuss.
                                                    9. Examine the geopolitical dimensions of the State-sponsored hacking / cyber attacks and their implications for Geopolitics.
                                                    10. Discuss the relevance and merit in the Microsoft proposed "Digital Geneva Convention" to prevent cyber warfare.
                                                    11. How India aims to guard teens from cyber bullying?
                                                    12. Do you think a cyberattack is a possible retaliatory measure for the strategists who are sitting in New Delhi? Examine this in light of Indian counter operations against Pakistan.
                                                    13. Critically analyse the provisions of Personal Data Protection Bill which seeks to update the currently non-existent standards for privacy and consent.
                                                    14. Personal Data Protection Bill : Challenges
                                                    15. Rising incidents of Cyber Crime
                                                    16. UN Takes A Stand Against Cybercrime
                                                    17. The national security architecture needs to be robust enough to deal with present and evolving threats. Elaborating the statement, discuss the recent steps for modernizing national security architecture.
                                                    18. Historically India’s attempts at strengthening its intelligence infrastructure & capabilities have been reactive and incremental rather than holistic and sustainable. Discuss, and also provide a concrete network to transform India’s intelligence capability.
                                                    19. Keeping in view, the complex and new forms of security threats emerging in recent times, discuss how technology is a major stakeholder in addressing the internal security challenges of India.
                                                    20. India is vulnerable to cyber threats and has devised various policies to secure its cyberspace. However, there are several lacunae that need to be addressed to make India safe from cyber threats. Critically examine.
                                                    21. Highlight the vulnerabilities in the cyber security architecture of India. Also, discuss the measures to deal with this.
                                                    22. The development of technology has enhanced the challenge of asymmetric warfare for India. Analyse.
                                                    23. Highlighting the differences between Surface Web, Deep Web and Dark Web, discuss the concerns associated with Dark Web. Also, discuss the steps taken by India in this regard.
                                                    24. India has been experiencing several attempts to attack over the Critical Information Infrastructure (CII), both by state and non state actors. What are the factors behind increased instances of attacks? Also, enumerate the steps taken by the Indian government to secure its CII.
                                                    25. In the context of increasing application of quantum technology across the fields, including the military, examine the vulnerabilities and need for quantum resilient cyberspace. Also highlight the challenges and suggest measures to make India’s cyberspace quantum-resilient.
                                                    26. What is facial recognition technology? How is it being used by the government? Examine the issues associated with it.
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