Government Releases National Cyber Security Policy 2013

New Delhi: With an aim to protect information and build capabilities to prevent cyberattacks, the government released the National Cyber Security Policy 2013 to safeguard both physical and business assets of the country.

"Policy is a framework document and it gives you a broad outline of what our vision is...the real task or the challenge is the operationalisation of this policy," Minister of Communications and IT Kapil Sibal said while releasing the policy.

Sibal said the critical infrastructure such as air defence system, power infrastructure, nuclear plants, telecommunications system have to be protected otherwise it may create economic instability.

"Air defence system, power infrastructure, nuclear plants, telecommunications system will all have to be protected to ensure there is no disruption of the kind that will destabilize the economy instability in cyber space means economic instability no nation can afford economic instability, therefore it is essential not just to have a policy but to operationalise it," Sibal said.

The cyber policy was necessary in the wake of possible attacks from state and non-state actors, corporates and terrorists as the internet world has no geographical barriers and was anonymous in nature.

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Source: PTI