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Proposed Cybersecurity Policy in India Stresses Local IT Products

Proposed Cybersecurity Policy in India Stresses Local IT Products - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Proposed Cybersecurity Policy in India Stresses Local IT Products - top government contractors - best government contracting eventThe Indian government has released a draft of a proposed national cybersecurity policy that identifies indigenous development of IT goods vital for fighting threats from imported high-tech products, according to The Economic Times. 

The draft also calls on government to identify the most dangerous cybersecurity threats to the nation, critical IT infrastructure vulnerabilities and the cybersecurity problems and then use these findings to develop and adopt a coordinated R&D effort focused on the key research needs.
 

Additionally, the draft has identified at-risk proprietary technologies and encourages open standards to cut down the risk of dependency on proprietary IT products. A consortium of the public and private sectors must be created to bolster the use of validated and certified IT products based on open standards, the draft said.

The draft, which was prepared by 12 key government departments, also proposes the creation of a nationwide intranet for connecting strategic installations, which would be overseen by the National Cyber Response Centre – Indian Computer Emergency Response Team.

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