Page-5 of GS-III: Cyber Security in India

Critically discuss India’s preparedness to tackle the threats posed by ransomware and state-sponsored cyber attacks.

Ransomware attacks and state-sponsored cyber attacks pose a growing challenge for India’s cybersecurity preparedness. India has taken some steps such as creating CERT-In (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team) as the nodal agency for tracking and responding to cyber security incidents ..


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.

Section 70A of the IT Act 2000 mentions about National Nodal Agency with respect to Critical Information Infrastructure Protection. Section 70B of the IT Act 2000 mentions about the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team which shall serve as the national ..