Subimal Bhattacharjee Country Head, General Dynamics- India LO, New Delhi
Current status of cyberspace Issues of cyberspace-usage/growth/criminal and terrorist elements Need for cooperation & efforts so far-national/global Indian scenario- Information Technology Act 2000 (IT Act), IT (Amendment) Act 2008 Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Council of Europe draft convention of cybercrime Role of UN Future direction
World total users – 1.97 billion (28.7% of total population) Asia total users – 825.09 million (21.5% of total population) India total users – 81 million (7% of total population) China total users – 420 million (31.6% of total population) Japan total users – 99 million (78.2%of total population) South Korea total users – 39.4 million (81.1%of total population) (Statistics from www.internetworldstats.com Dec 2010)
Internet users– 81 million (7% of total population) Mobile phone users – 670.6 million (57% of total population) Broadband users – 10.08 million (Statistics from www.internetworldstats.com Dec 2010)
Indian IT Act. 2000 - Section 43 – Tampering of electronic records. - Section 65 – Tampering with computer source code. - Section 66 – Hacking & computer offences. Indian Copyright Act.
States any person who knowingly makes use of an illegal
copy of computer program shall be punishable.
Computer programs have copyright protection, but no
Indian Penal Code
Section 406 – Punishment for criminal breach of trust.
Section 420 – Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery
Indian Contract Act. 1872
Offers following remedies in case of breach of contract:
- Specific performance of the contract.
UN Resolution 57 / 239 (2002) on the “creation of a global culture of cyber security” identifies nine elements for creating a global culture of cyber security: Awareness Responsibility Response Ethics Democracy Risk Assessment Security Design and Implementation Security Management Reassessment UN Resolution 58 / 199 (2000) future emphasized “promotion of a global culture of cyber security and protection of critical information infrastructure” • Recognizes the growing importance of information technologies for the promotion of socio-economic development and the provision of essential goods and services. • Notes the increasing links among most countries ‘critical infrastructure and that these are exposed to a growing number and a wider variety of threats and vulnerabilities that raise new security concerns.