Government of India approved National Cyber Security Policy


  • On 8 May 2013 Government of India approved the National Cyber Security Policy that aims to create a secure computing environment in the country.
  • The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the policy which stresses on augmenting India’s indigenous capabilities in terms of developing the cyber security set up.
  • This policy caters for the whole spectrum of ICT users and providers including small and home users, medium and large enterprises and government and non-government entities.
  • It is to be noted that in April, 2013 the EC Council and the Institute of Advance Network Technology (IANT) have teamed up in an effort to train 10,000 students and professionals that would become India’s cyber warriors.
  • According to studies, India needs 4.7 lakh cyber security professionals by 2015.
  • Also In May, 2013 the Union cabinet has approved the appointment of Gulshan Rai, current head of CERT.IN, as the cyber security coordinator.

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