Indian Military Stepping up Cyber Security

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Army stepping up cyber security

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Shaurya Karanbir Gurung

NEW DELHI: The Indian Army is strengthening its cyber and information warfare capabilities against China, as it believes this will be the next theatre of operation, besides fighting battles in the mountains along the Line of Actual Control in a conflict with the country At the military level, India is preparing for any threat emerging from China, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said, addressing reporters here ahead of Army Day, which is to be celebrated on Monday.

"We are focussing on information and cyber warfare capabilities. We are more concerned about these fields than on fighting at border. We are trying to ensure that there are good firewalls and the capability of handling them," General Rawat said.

On being asked how cyber threats emerging from China were being addressed, he said the Army's focus was on securing its information and networks.

"We have to also ensure that we have alternate options," he added. Other focus areas of the Army when dealing with China include speeding up infrastructure development and the setting up of certain systems along the northern borders
 

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New Delhi, January 14, 2018 13:19 IST
Updated: January 14, 2018 13:20 IST

The increasingly networked, digitised and connected world is vulnerable to cyber threats that can only be addressed by the combined capabilities of the public and private sector.

As cases of data breach and online fraud fox the authorities in India and abroad, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has warned that cybersecurity threats are outpacing the abilities of the governments and companies to overpower them unless all stakeholders cooperate.

In a new report to be discussed in detail at its annual meeting in the Swiss ski resort town of Davos by over 3,000 world leaders including from India, the Geneva-based WEF said working collaboratively in the cybersecurity space is difficult and there is no “simple policy solution or silver bullet here“.

The increasingly networked, digitised and connected world is vulnerable to cyber threats that can only be addressed by the combined capabilities of the public and private sector, said the new report prepared by the WEF in collaboration with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

The report, Cyber Resilience: Playbook for Public-Private Collaboration, seeks to facilitate capacity-building, policies and processes necessary to support collaboration, safeguard cyberspace and strengthen cyber-resilience. It precedes the launch of a new Global Centre for Cybersecurity at the Davos summit from January 22-26, 2018.

“We need to recognise cybersecurity as a public good and move beyond the polarising rhetoric of the current security debate. Only through collective action can we hope to meet the global challenge of cybersecurity,” said Daniel Dobrygowski, Project Lead for Cyber Resilience at the WEF.

It further said cyber threats are complex, dynamic and increasingly personal as technology saturates economy and society and addressing these threats requires dialogue across industries and competencies, and on subjects from the technical to the ethical.

“Currently, dialogue between leaders in the public and private sectors is often off-target and at cross purposes.

Policy implementation also varies by national context: every country has its own unique capabilities, vulnerabilities and priorities,” the WEF said.

“There is no simple, elegant policy solution or silver bullet here. The iterative progress and feedback loop used in software development should be a model for improving policy,” said Walter Bohmayr, Global Leader of Cybersecurity at BCG.

The report calls all stakeholders to move past absolute and rigid positions towards more nuanced discussions aimed at solving key challenges.

“Cyber-resilience will continue to be a top-of-mind topic for decision-makers, and the Forum intends to continue leading future efforts in this space through its new Global Centre for Cybersecurity, which will be presented at the annual meeting in Davos,” the WEF said.
 

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