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What are the major challenges to India’s cyber security? How have emerging technologies complicated the existing challenges? How can they be addressed?

Topic: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security;

6. What are the major challenges to India’s cyber security? How have emerging technologies complicated the existing challenges? How can they be addressed? (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about India’s traditional cybersecurity challenges as well challenges posed by emerging technology and ways to address them.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context of the cyber security scenario in India.

Body:

First, write about the major cyber security challenges of India – cyber-attacks, lack of infrastructure, digital illiteracy etc.

Next, write about how emerging technologies such as 5G, IoT, cryptocurrency, Metaverse etc have complicated the cyber-security scenario in the country.

Mention the steps that can be taken in the above regard to address the above-mentioned challenges.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.