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Given the future of technology under Industrial Revolution 4.0, India requires a strong cybersecurity framework based on the 4D principles – Deter, Detect, Destroy and Document so that it can overthrow any cyber challenge. Comment.

 

Topic : Basics of Cyber Security

6. Given the future of technology under Industrial Revolution 4.0, India requires a strong Cyber Security framework based on the 4D principles – Deter, Detect, Destroy and Document so that it can overthrow any cyber challenge. Comment.   (250 words)

Reference:  Financial Express

Why the question:

Recently, the cyber security attack on Australia’s communication system has brought the governance to a standstill. In India, too, cyber-attacks have been occurring with increasing frequency, thus the question.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss the importance and need of having a strong cybersecurity framework based on the 4D principles – Deter Detect, Destroy and Document. Explain in what way it can do away the cyber challenges facing the country.

Directive:

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with key facts such as – Although India was one of the few countries to launch a cybersecurity policy in 2013, not much has transpired in terms of a coordinated cyber approach. Thus, there is a need for a comprehensive cyber security policy in India.

Body:

Cyber security has become an integral aspect of national security. Moreover, its area of influence extends far beyond military domains to cover all aspects of a nation’s governance, economy and welfare.

Explain in detail the need for Cyber Security Framework in India.

Bring out the challenges in implementing a robust cyber security network.

Suggest solutions such as creating awareness, strengthening of existing cyber security framework, bringing cyber security in education, given increasing dominance of mobile and telecommunication, both national cyber security policy and national telecom policy will have to effectively coalesce to make a comprehensive policy for 2030.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.