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Securing Indian Space - My Master Project @ IIIT

Securing Indian Space - My Master Project @ IIIT

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  • 1. Title • Text
  • 2. Defending Virtual Borders • Internet has now become a weapon for political, military and economic espionage. • The conventional threats to national security now have a digital delivery mechanism charecterised by spyware, malware, trojans, botnets and conflicker worms. • Although, there have been no true cyber wars till date, cyber battles of great consequence are easy to find. • Every nation now has a new border to safeguard and protect - the Virtual Border or the Cyber Space.
  • 3. Cyber Warfare • Cyber warfare is the use of computer technologies as both defensive and offensive weapons in international relations. • The debate over cyberwarfare is only now emerging in the United States, the United Kingdom, and in the foreign policy dialogue between the United States, the Russian Federation, and other nations.
  • 4. Estonia experienced a devastating cyber attack in 2007 following a decision to move a statue memorializing Russian soldiers who fought during World War II. • . Pro-Russian hackers took down bank and school websites via Denial of Service (DoS) attacks on Estonian networks.
  • 5. In 2008, Georgia experienced similar DoS attacks following its conflict with Russia.
  • 6. In June 2009, the websites belonging to Iranian news agencies, Presidendent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei were knocked off-line employing Dos Attacks.
  • 7. Cyber Warrior • NATO has created a cyber defence facility in Estonia codenamed K5. • The US has established the „US Cyber Command‟ to defend the country against cyber attacks. • The United Kingdom created two Organisations namely - the „Office of Cyber Security‟ and the „Cyber Security Operations Center‟ to protect its cyber space from attacks. • South Korea has set up its cyber warfare center and has recruited 3000 security experts by now. • Isreal too has an „Internet warfare‟ team dedicated to cyber security.
  • 8. Cyber Threats to India
  • 9. Mumbai Terror Attacks
  • 10. The Great Irony • “It's the great irony of our Information Age -- the very technologies that empower us to create and to build also empower those who would disrupt and destroy. And this paradox - - seen and unseen -- is something that we experience every day.”
  • 11. The Future Face of War ! • The police found four Global Positioning System (GPS) handsets, one satellite phone, nine mobile phones and computer discs with high-resolution images and maps of the 10 sites that were attacked. The terrorists used the Internet to make calls which hampered the investigation. • The terror group took credit for the bloodshed with a series of e-mails to local media. • They used a “remailer" service to mask their identities; earlier attacks were claimed from cyber cafes.
  • 12. The next war will be in cyberspace • All political and military conflicts now have a cyber dimension, the size and impact of which are difficult to predict !
  • 13. Cyber Security for India • We live in times of e-espionage, where nations and hacking groups across the globe search for vital information relating to intelligence, military or economic policies. Therefore entrusting this huge responsibility to CERT-India will not be in the best interest of the nation. • A separate office designed in the model of the US or UK is the best solution to this. The body has to be constituted with experts in the field at the top management. • The cyber threats call for such decisive steps. Half hearted actions at this juncture will not deliver.
  • 14. Cyber Security –An India Centric Framework 1. Cyber Security Policy 2. Create a cyber command 3. An independent office for cyber security 4. Encourage Research and Development in cyber security 5. State‟s Liability for not protecting personal data 6. Strengthen the legal framework 7. Establish a „single window‟ for registering cyber crimes
  • 15. Continued… 8. Spread awareness about the seriousness of the cyber security problems 9. Establish a Digital work force 10. Private – Public Partnership 11. Conduct „Cyber Exercises‟ 12. Establish Cyber Wings for CBI and NSG 13.Establish a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for every State
  • 16. Conclusion • The difference between cybercrime, cyber-espionage, and cyber war is only a couple of keystrokes. • The rapid spread of information and communication technology will only magnify the threat of cyber warfare in years to come.
  • 17. 13. Establish a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for every State
  • 18. Is India a heaven for Cybercriminals ?