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Examine the role of cybersecurity in securing digital India.

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.

5. Examine the role of cybersecurity in securing digital India. (250 words)

Reference: Analytics Training  

Why this question:

The question is direct and aims to examine the aspects of cybersecurity and its key role in securing digital India.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the role of cybersecurity in securing digital India.


Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:


Explain the fact that in the 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.


Define cybersecurity, explain the key aspects briefly.

Discuss the need for cybersecurity and provide for detailed analysis.

Highlight the challenges involved in ensuring cybersecurity.

Explain the efforts being made by government of India in this direction.


Suggest way forward and conclude that For the success of government initiatives like Digital India, Make in India and Smart Cities cybersecurity is quintessential in any government policy.