Topic: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention
3.In the twentieth century, India saw an impetus in Information Technology (IT) and an enormous growth in e-commerce. Amidst such a scenario discuss the possible cyber security threats India is facing today. Also, comment upon India’s preparedness to avert such cyber security threats. (250 words)
Why this question:
While the number of cybercrimes in the city is on the rise, incidents of people being defrauded over promises of winning an online lottery, or availing services of a dating website, have become a cause for concern.
Key demand of the question:
Explain the possible concerns of cyber security threats posing the country, discuss what needs to be done to handle them and specifically provide for a detailed discussion on solutions to address.
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
Explain some recent cyber breaches to substantiate the question.
Explain why cyber security breaches are dangerous, what are the key concerns.
Discuss that in twentieth century, India saw an impetus in Information Technology (IT) and an enormous growth in e-commerce. Both these sectors ride on and reside in cyberspace involving electronic transactions, software, services, devices and networks which are highly susceptible to cyber-crimes. Hence to ensure its safety, cyber-security has become one of the most compelling priorities for the country.
Discuss the need for cyber security.
Explain the challenges; discuss the efforts taken by the government to tackle the security issues on this front.
Conclude with solutions to address the issue.