Research Papers

Overhauling India’s Cyber Security Policy: Towards Building A Resilient And Trusted Cyber Ecosystem

March 23, 2020

India's move towards the digital economy has facilitated the formation of a cohesive ecosystem and accelerated the growth in sector-specific integrated services. However, at the same time, these digital developments have made the organisations vulnerable and prone to myriad cyber threats. With the surge in cyber incidents, if proactive measures are not put into place, nefarious actors may find more innovative ways to attack the cyberspace. India’s existing national Cyber Security policy framework should be overhauled with an eye on the emerging technologies and emphasis on international cooperation and collaboration. This paper highlights the current status of cybersecurity in India and puts forth a few recommendations for a dynamic and resilient cyberspace.


Author Note
KRITIKA ROY is a Research Analyst at the Cyber Security Centre of Excellence, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

RONNIE NINAN is a post-graduate scholar at the Symbiosis School of International Studies, Pune, India.