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:
Begin by giving context of the cyber security scenario in India.
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.
Conclude with a way forward.