New Cyber Security Body to rope in ISPs
The government is rolling out a new cyber security mechanism to work with the ISPs of Indian users as a national security measure. The step comes at a time when it turns out that India is among the top five countries whose data has been compromised by the US’ NSA surveillance system.
While the Indian Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) will be the central coordinating body to implement this mechanism, the Indian National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) as well as Defense and Home Ministry, will reportedly work in coordination with each other to implement this security architect.
The security measure that was cleared by the Cabinet last month will work with ISPs to watch over metadata of Indian cyber users, but of course will not mine the data.
Earlier in October last year, Shivshankar Menon, the National security adviser (NSA), had proposed a set of recommendations for government-private sector collaboration on cyber security. Subsequently, this approach led to the development of this present mechanism.
Though, India is a frequent user of Google, Yahoo as well as social media sites like Twitter, Facebook etc. the present Interment Protocol IPv4 used here is not very secure to hide certain important information through encryption. However, china is reportedly strong in this matter, as the country use IPv6, the upgraded version of the protocol, which provides better security.
The new cyber security policy is expected to stop the sniping that is largely witnessed with Indian cyber entities.