Hacking is a caustic way of deteriorating the image and obtaining secured information without consent. Sometimes it is done for fun, and other times it is just to create a havoc among people. Certain malware can destroy your computer or mobile device and extract all your important data which includes passwords, login details etc. With the risk getting higher and higher every day and monetary online frauds rising we take help from the government officials for the problems. But does the government have enough resources? Is government equipped to help you from any online fraud? Let’s find out in this article.
Indian Cyber Army
Indian Cyber Army is an Initiative Act for Police, government officials, internet hackers, Intelligence Bureau, etc. to fight internet crimes like cybercrimes, threats, malpractices, etc. With many Act (law) making their way into the legal system of India, we have provisions to fight against cyber attacks and internet threats. Indian Cyber Army have a team of ethical hackers and security Professionals to protect and serve us from malicious cyber frauds and unethical hacking.
With that being said, the irony is that in recent times, the Indian government has seen many cybercrimes on our government-related websites such as National Technical Research Organization (NTRO), Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Ministry of External Affairs and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police which were hacked and compromised. The hackers even got hold of National Informatics Centre email server which serves all the government departments. This initiative is certainly not equipped to a level where International cybercrimes are involved. In 2013, Indian government released its first National Cyber Security Policy which targeted for protection of information in cyberspace. It also leads emphasis on research and development in the cyber world while doing the effective testing.
With such a positive thought towards securing India’s cyber world, the NCSP isn’t ready to deal with current cyber threats. The most important factor while laying the foundation of NCSP was to have nationwide cyber security which has been compromised events after events due to its loophole. NCSP is merely a guideline, just a standard operating procedure policy which is non-binding.
Today telecom industry majorly depends on internet security which is integrated part of cyberspace. With that being said the primary factor of all cyber attack is because of high usage of mobile devices. In 2013, Kaspersky Lab placed India in second place for most vulnerable to attack via mobile phones. All thanks to Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. who provides telecommunications and networking equipment to us. Now the questions arise how a telecommunication company is a threat to our internet security? The owner has strong ties with the Chinese military. For the very same reason, the U.S. and U.K. have cut their ties with Huawei.
It’s been few years since NCSP has first released and there are no positive outcomes towards cyber attacks. The threats are increasing and there is no solid way to catch the hackers. Either the hackers are too smart or we are just not that equipped to get hold of them. Since everything is online, from shopping to banking, we need to have our guards up in order to save ourselves from these cyber attacks and other criminal activities.