Tackling the Men­ace: Home­land Se­cu­rity 2018

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T“They (cy­ber­crim­i­nals) will send you a pic­ture of Mon­al­isa and out of cu­rios­ity you will down­load that pic­ture, which has the virus em­bed­ded in it. Ter­ror­ists are us­ing these pic­tures to send their mes­sages. While for­ward­ing (im­ages) also, we are know­ingly or un­know­ingly help­ing peo­ple in­dulging in cy­ber­crimes. SS Ah­luwalia, Union Min­is­ter of State for Elec­tron­ics and IT, Govern­ment ” of In­dia

he 10th edition of Home­land

Se­cu­rity pro­gramme was or­ga­nized by FICCI on 30-31 May 2018, in as­so­ci­a­tion with Vivekananda In­ter­na­tional Foun­da­tion on 'Cy­ber Crime Man­age­ment'. The con­fer­ence brought to­gether ex­perts from the govern­ment, in­tel­li­gence and po­lice forces, in­dus­try, academia and think tanks to de­lib­er­ate on 'Make in In­dia' for cy­ber-se­cu­rity, next gen­er­a­tion cy­ber tech­nolo­gies for home­land se­cu­rity, tech­nol­ogy to pro­tect crit­i­cal in­fra­struc­ture from cy­ber crim­i­nals, big data for in­tel­li­gence & se­cu­rity, and per­spec­tive of law en­force­ment agen­cies to com­bat cy­ber-crime.

Rashesh Shah, Pres­i­dent, FICCI and Chair­man & CEO, Edelweiss Group, ap­pre­ci­ated the govern­ment's con­sis­tent ef­forts to cre­ate dig­i­tal in­fra­struc­ture in the coun­try and

“Cy­ber-at­tack is one of the im­por­tant se­cu­rity chal­lenges that the coun­try is fac­ing to­day or the world is fac­ing. Cy­ber-at­tacks can pose wide-rang­ing threats to power grids, they can im­pact and crip­ple fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions, that can re­sult in leak­age of sen­si­tive in­for­ma­tion and so on. Ra­jiv Gauba, Union Home Sec­re­tary, Govern­ment of In­dia ”

high­lighted the need for a ro­bust mech­a­nism to tackle the men­ace of cy­ber­crime. He sug­gested proac­tive cy­ber pa­trolling and mon­i­tor­ing of ev­ery­thing dig­i­tal.

Arvind Gupta, Di­rec­tor, Vivekananda In­ter­na­tional Foun­da­tion & For­mer Deputy Na­tional Se­cu­rity Ad­viser, Govern­ment of In­dia, sug­gested that In­dia would do well to pro­tect it­self from the grow­ing men­ace of

“To­day hack­ings are very dif­fer­ent. All the re­cent cy­ber­crimes in­volve ma­nip­u­la­tion of sev­eral tech­nolo­gies. If you ask me, every case is a case of cy­ber-war­fare. As of to­day, 90 per cent cases are cy­ber­crimes, 9 per cent are tar­geted at­tacks and 1 per cent is cy­bert­er­ror­ism. Gul­shan Rai, Na­tional Cy­ber Se­cu­rity Co­or­di­na­tor, Na­tional Se­cu­rity Coun­cil Sec­re­tariat, ” Govern­ment of In­dia

cy­ber­crime through a se­ries of mea­sures. These in­clude a re­view of the crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem, greater in­vest­ment in cy­ber­crime man­age­ment, cre­ation of in­dige­nous se­cu­rity prod­ucts, lay­ing down of ex­ten­sive test­ing in­fra­struc­tures, greater con­tri­bu­tion in set­ting se­cu­rity stan­dards at in­ter­na­tional fora, legally em­pow­er­ing the na­tional co­or­di­na­tor to deal with se­cu­rity is­sues and higher spend­ing by in­dus­try on R&D.

SS Ah­luwalia, Union Min­is­ter of State for Elec­tron­ics and IT, Govern­ment of In­dia, said that peo­ple must be con­scious of in­dis­creet use of the in­ter­net and pos­si­ble cy­ber-threats as that may lead to cy­ber-at­tacks re­sult­ing in loss of pre­cious data and pri­vacy.

At the in­au­gu­ral, Gul­shan Rai, Na­tional Cy­ber Se­cu­rity Co­or­di­na­tor, Na­tional Se­cu­rity Coun­cil Sec­re­tariat, Govern­ment of In­dia, high­lighted that the cy­ber-at­tacks have be­come com­plex and most re­cent cy­ber-crimes are ma­nip­u­la­tion of sev­eral tech­nolo­gies. He un­der­lined the need for the stake­hold­ers in­clud­ing govern­ment, in­dus­try and oth­ers to as­so­ciate for de­vel­op­ing stan­dards and guide­lines in an ef­fort to ward-off cy­ber-at­tacks and to build in­ter­nal se­cu­rity sys­tems.

Ra­jiv Gauba, Union Home Sec­re­tary, Govern­ment of In­dia, em­pha­sized that ex­per­tise and tech­nol­ogy have to be evolved from both in­di­vid­ual or­ga­ni­za­tions as well as the govern­ment side. He as­serted that part­ner­ship with in­dus­try, part­ner­ship with pri­vate sec­tor, part­ner­ship with aca­demic world is of ut­most im­por­tance. He men­tioned that there is a need for reg­u­lar threat as­sess­ment and en­hanc­ing of abil­ity to re­spond.

Vi­jay Goel, Min­is­ter of State for Par­lia­men­tary Af­fairs and Sta­tis­tics & Pro­gramme Im­ple­men­ta­tion, while fe­lic­i­tat­ing the win­ners of FICCI SMART Polic­ing Awards 2018, dur­ing the con­fer­ence, sug­gested that the award should in­spire po­lice per­son­nel in the coun­try to em­u­late the best polic­ing prac­tices as ex­em­pli­fied by the awardees and must be in­sti­tuted on 'Pub­lic Con­fi­dence' so that peo­ple look up to the po­lice per­son­nel and help them per­form their du­ties more ef­fec­tively.

He also un­veiled the FICCI com­pen­dium on 'Best Prac­tices in SMART Polic­ing 2018' which brings to­gether dif­fer­ent SMART polic­ing ini­tia­tives and prac­tices un­der­taken by var­i­ous se­cu­rity and law en­force­ment agen­cies across In­dia. This com­pen­dium doc­u­ments the en­tries fe­lic­i­tated with 'FICCI SMART Polic­ing Awards 2018' and lists the en­tries that were re­ceived in the course of the se­lec­tion process. The best prac­tices doc­u­mented here could be repli­cated by other in­sti­tu­tions across the coun­try.

On the oc­ca­sion, the FICCI-EY re­port ti­tled, 'Con­fronting the NewAge Cy­ber­crim­i­nal-Dis­rupt­ing the Web of Crime' was re­leased.

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