Dr. Gulshan Rai is India’s first cybersecurity chief, appointed to this position in April 2015. Prior to this, Dr. Rai was Director General, CERT-In, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team. Dr. Rai has over 25 years of experience in different areas of Information Technology which include Cyber Security, e-Governance, Legal Framework and the Information Technology Act for e-commerce, and several related fields. Prior to this, he was Executive Director, ERNET India for over 7 years and he was instrumental in setting up of the first large-scale education and research network in close collaboration with the leading educational and research institutions in the country. Dr. Rai has been working since 1998 in the area of evolving legal framework to address issues arising out of cyberspace. His sustained efforts in the area have result- ed in second Technology Legislation in the History of India i.e. Information Technology Act and recent amendments in the Act.
The country is in the process of implementing few crucial projects, for example, setting up of National Cyber Coordination Centre, Security Testing Infrastructure, Security Framework for E-Governance Infrastructure and Human Resource Development in the country. National Security Council has already approved these projects besides the National Cyber Security Policy is also under approval. The policy needs to be implemented in the country. All these projects require experience at the national and international level and knowledge in the area and continuity so as to implement in a time targeting manner. The entire investment is expected to be
2000 crores in the next 3 years.
Dr Gulshan Rai, Head—National Cyber Security Cell, PMO receiving the Special Recognition award