National Security Advisor (NSA) would be releasing the JWG report on engagement with private sector on Cyber Security on Monday.
Keeping in view the need for the government and private sector to collaborate and work together to overcome the challenges of cyber security, the government had set up a Joint Working Group (JWG) under National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) to work out the details of the roadmap for engagement with the private sector on cyber security.
The JWG included representatives of both government and private sector. JWG had constituted Sub-Groups with representatives of government and private sector, to flesh out the details of such engagement.
“India’s current economic, social & infrastructure development process is making greater use of ICT for bringing transformation. However, this dependence on ICT makes the country vulnerable to cyber attacks that can have serious implications for both, the nation and economy. This underlines the urgent need to address the risks emanating from operating in cyberspace”, a statement of ministry of Communication and Information and Technology said.
The JWG has identified the principles and objectives that would underpin the overall framework and roadmap for PPP on cyber security.
The JWG has recommended a “Roadmap” for PPP on Cyber Security which includes setting up of an institutional framework, capacity-building in the area of cyber security, development of cyber security standards and assurance mechanisms, augmentation of testing & certification facilities for IT products.