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Cyber Security Trends And Developments In India 2013
The Cyber Law Trends and Developments of India 2013 (PDF has already been !overed
by Perry"Law and Perry"Law#s Te!hno Le$al %ase (PTL%& In this resear!h wor' we are
!overin$ the Cyber (e!)rity Trends and Developments in India 2013&
(1) National Cyber Security olicy India! Cyber (e!)rity in India has been i$nored for
lon$& *owever+ Indian ,overnment realised that this is a !r)!ial field and it needs a !lear
Cyber (e!)rity Poli!y& The -ational Cyber (e!)rity Poli!y of India 2013 (-C(P 2013
was drafted 'eepin$ this re.)irement in mind& It is a $ood Poli!y on many !o)nts b)t it
also failed to address many !r)!ial aspe!ts as well& For instan!e+ the Poli!y has failed to
prote!t Priva!y /i$hts in India& -evertheless+ this is a $ood step in the ri$ht dire!tion and
it m)st be )pdated and improved as the time passes
(2) National Security olicy "# India! -ational (e!)rity of India is fa!in$ many
!hallen$es these days that are mainly attrib)table to the )se and ab)se of Information and
Comm)ni!ation Te!hnolo$y (ICT& 0 -ational (e!)rity Poli!y of India is )r$ently
needed that m)st have the Cyber (e!)rity Poli!y as an essential element& Presently this is
not the !ase b)t we hope the same wo)ld be a!hieved very soon by the Indian
,overnment&
(3) National Telecom Security olicy "# India! There is no implementable -ational
Tele!om (e!)rity Poli!y of India as on date& *owever+ it may be drafted very soon by the
Indian ,overnment& 0s of now the Tele!om (ervi!e Providers of India are openly
flo)tin$ the Laws of India& They are not followin$ the Cyber Law D)e Dili$en!e in India&
For instan!e+ 0irtel and Tata Teleservi!es Limited are violatin$ Cyber Law of India in
$eneral and Internet Intermediary /)les of India in parti!)lar& These violations m)st be
p)nished by Department of Tele!omm)ni!ation (DoT and Tele!om /e$)latory
0)thority of India (T/0I& 1ven the Defen!e /esear!h and Development 2r$anisation
(D/D2 has !omm)ni!ated to the DoT that the proposed -ational Tele!om (e!)rity
Poli!y sho)ld have a framewor' to penalise Tele!om (ervi!e Providers if they fail to
abide by the norms&
($) Imported So#t%are And Telecom &'uipments Security! Cyber (e!)rity of imported
(oftware and Tele!om Prod)!ts was a ma3or !a)se of !on!ern for India& For instan!e+
*)awei and 4T1 have already fa!ed Tele!om (e!)rity Iss)es in India& (imilarly+ India is
also !onsiderin$ ma'in$ the -orms for import of Tele!om 1.)ipments in India more
strin$ent& The (e!)rity 0$en!ies of India have $one to the e5tent of even s)$$estin$ for
the developin$ indi$eno)sly man)fa!t)red Cyber (e!)rity (oftware& 0ltho)$h the testin$
of Imported (oftware and *ardware for embedded 6alware has been postponed till 1st
0pril 201" by India yet this iss)e wo)ld res)rfa!e in the year 201"& 1ven a Tele!om
(e!)rity Dire!torate of India has been proposed by Indian ,overnment&
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(() Cyber Security "# &)*overnance! Cyber (e!)rity of 17,overnan!e (ervi!es in India
is still not )pto the mar'& The Cyber (e!)rity in India m)st be improved so That P)bli!
(ervi!es !an be better delivered thro)$h the mode of 17,overnan!e and 6obile
,overnan!e& (imilarly+ Cyber (e!)rity Le$al Pra!ti!e m)st be en!o)ra$ed and developed
in India so that Cyber Crimes and Cyber (e!)rity related brea!hes !an be properly
prose!)ted&
(+) &),ail olicy "# India! There has been an in!rease in the )se of Private 176ails for
!ommittin$ Cyber Crimes in India and world wide& For instan!e+ 176ail (ervi!e
Providers li'e ,7mail are abettin$ and en!o)ra$in$ !ommission of Cyber Crimes& 176ail
(ervi!e Providers li'e ,76ail+ 8ahoo+ *otmail+ et! are also fa!ilitatin$ violatin$ the
provisions of P)bli! /e!ords 0!t+ 1993 wherever p)bli! /e!ords are involved and they
m)st be banned in India& /ealisin$ the serio)sness of the sit)ation+ Delhi *i$h Co)rt is
analysin$ 176ail Poli!y of India and !omplaint me!hanism to Fa!eboo'& The Delhi *i$h
Co)rt has also dire!ted Central ,overnment to Iss)e -otifi!ation re$ardin$ 1le!troni!
(i$nat)re )nder Information Te!hnolo$y 0!t 2000& 0n advisory by 6aharashtra
,overnment to )se offi!ial 176ails has already been iss)ed& 1ven the 176ail Poli!y of
India has been proposed by Indian ,overnment&
(-) Cyber Security "# rivate .an/s In India! Cyber (e!)rity of %an's in India is still
not ta'en serio)sly& %an's are not interested in ens)rin$ Cyber (e!)rity of ele!troni!
transa!tions& The /e!ommendations of /eserve %an' of India (/%I to ens)re Cyber
(e!)rity+ appointment of Chief Information 2ffi!ers (CI2s+ establishin$ a (teerin$
Committee at board level+ et! has remained )nf)lfilled& 1ven /%I has warned ban's for
inade.)ate Cyber (e!)rity&
If the online b)siness or transa!tion pertains to %an'in$ Ind)stry+ espe!ially online
transfer and re!eivin$ of money+ the appli!able provisions !an in!l)de the Internet
%an'in$ ,)idelines+ 6obile %an'in$ (e!)rity Pra!ti!es+ e7Commer!e /e$)lations and
Complian!es+ /is' 6ana$ement for Card Present Transa!tions+ et!&
(0) ,obile ayment Cyber Security! 6obile (e!)rity in India is still a serio)s !on!ern in
India& The tr)th is that India is -ot /eady for 6obile ,overnan!e as on date& 6obile
%an'in$ Cyber (e!)rity in India is still missin$ and the same m)st be established on a
priority basis& In!iden!es of 0T6 Fra)ds+ Credit Card Fra)ds+ Phishin$+ /T,( Fra)ds+
Internet %an'in$ Fra)ds+ et! have in!reased si$nifi!antly in India& 6alware tar$etin$
mobiles spe!ifi!ally have also raised the threat level f)rther& 2n top of it we have poor
adoption !yber se!)rity pra!ti!es and poli!ies by ban's of India& In short+ the 2nline
%an'in$ (ystem of India is -ot Cyber (e!)re and 6obile Payments Cyber (e!)rity in
India is needed espe!ially when the /%I is s)$$estin$ )se of (6( %ased F)nds Transfer
in India&
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(1) Cyber Security Capabilities! In!iden!es of Cyber Crimes+ Cyber 0tta!'s+ Cyber
(e!)rity In!iden!es+ Cyber :arfare+ Cyber Terrorism+ Cyber 1spiona$e+ et! are some of
the problems that are pe!)liar to the !ontemporary times& These threats are intimidatin$
the -ational (e!)rity of India by stri'in$ at the Finan!ial+ 1!onomi!+ (o!ial and Politi!al
1nvironment of India& 2ffensive and Defensive Cyber (e!)rity Capabilities of India is
need of the ho)r& 1ven the -ational Cyber (e!)rity Poli!y of India 2013 (-C(P 2013
(PDF re!o$nised this fa!t& Te!hno Le$al ('ills Development in India is need of the ho)r
and India m)st stress more )pon 2nline ('ills Development and 17Learnin$ 6ethods to
fill this s'ills $ap&
(10) Cyber Security 2e3al ractice! Cyber (e!)rity Le$al Pra!ti!e is the emer$in$
,lobal Trend& -at)rally+ Cyber (e!)rity Le$al Pra!ti!e in India is still mat)rin$& 6ore
and more Law Firms and Lawyers need to ta'e )p Cyber (e!)rity as a Le$al Pra!ti!e in
India&
(11) Cyber Security A%areness In India! Cyber (e!)rity 0wareness in India is re.)ired
to be enhan!ed& ;eepin$ this in mind+ the Cyber (e!)rity 0wareness %ro!h)res were
mooted in India by Indian ,overnment& -ow Comp)ter *ardware Providers in India are
re.)ired to mandatorily provide Cyber (e!)rity 0wareness %ro!h)res alon$ with their
Prod)!ts&
(12) Cyber Security Disclosure Norms In India! The Cyber (e!)rity Infrastr)!t)re in
India is str)$$lin$ hard to !at!h )p the 6alware ridden Internet and $rowin$ Cyber
0tta!'s a$ainst India& 0s there is no re.)irement to inform abo)t a Cyber (e!)rity
%rea!h and Cyber (e!)rity In!iden!e+ no private !ompany or instit)tion in India is
reportin$ s)!h !r)!ial Cyber (e!)rity In!iden!es& To ta!'le this sit)ation+ the Indian
,overnment is plannin$ a Le$islation 6andatin$ (tri!t Cyber (e!)rity Dis!los)re -orms
in India& This is a $ood step in the ri$ht dire!tion provided the Indian ,overnment
a!t)ally implements what it has s)$$ested&
There are many more aspe!ts that we wish to dis!)ss these Trends b)t d)e to the limited
s!ope of this wor'+ we are restrainin$ from doin$ so& Perry"Law and PTL% hope that o)r
readers wo)ld find this Trend )sef)l&
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