With the progress of the Digital India and Smart City programmes, as governance and businesses make the shift online, it is high time to consider security solutions that will preempt hacking and protect the nation’s cyber assets from potentially crippling attacks.
Recently the website of the Indian Space Agency’s commercial arm, Antrix Corporation, was hacked. The hackers succeeded in defacing the home page with an article about 300 kids from Cape Town getting American Major League jerseys at cheap prices from China. This incident shows that how vulnerable India is to cyber security attack. The nation has to develop better network filters and early warning devices. We must add new firewalls around the computer systems that are used by the government organisations…
Chandra Sekhar Pulamarasetti, Co-Founder & CEO, Sanovi Technologies, points out that the area of IT disaster recovery might be of greater importance. He says, “One area that lacks strong regulatory mechanism is IT disaster recovery preparedness when outages occur. There has to be strong regulation in this area to ensure that all agencies and vendors, which are operating the Digital India infrastructure, must deploy effective and automated business continuity and IT Disaster recovery management solutions, ensure they are tested regularly and complied with. Government can take the cue from Reserve Bank of India which has addressed this concern by bringing in comprehensive regulations in this area for all banking institutions in the country.”