economic, social & infrastructure development process is making greater
use of ICT for bringing transformation. However, this dependence on ICT
makes the country vulnerable to cyber attacks that can have serious
implications for both, the nation and economy. This underlines the
urgent need to address the risks emanating from operating in cyberspace.
Given that the private sector leads the development & adoption of ICT, a
need was felt that the government and private sector collaborate and
work together to overcome the challenges of cyber security.
Keeping this in view, the government had set up a Joint Working Group (JWG)
under National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) to work out the
details of the roadmap for engagement with the private sector on cyber
security. This JWG included representatives of both government and
private sector. JWG had constituted Sub-Groups with representatives of
government and private sector, to flesh out the details of such
Based on the inputs from these Sub-Groups, JWG finalized its
recommendations. Sh Shivshankar Menon , National Security Advisor (NSA
would be releasing the JWG Report on Engagement with Private Sector on
Cyber Security, in New Delhi on Monday.
The JWG has identified the principles and objectives that would underpin
the overall framework and roadmap for PPP on cyber security.
The JWG has recommended a “Roadmap” for PPP on Cyber Security which
includes setting up of an institutional framework, capacity-building in
the area of cyber security, development of cyber security standards and
assurance mechanisms, augmentation of testing & certification facilities
for IT products.
The government would work collaboratively with the private sector in
successful implementation of the above JWG recommendations to strengthen
the cyber security in the country