The report of hacking Indian Defence Networks put up by a group of researchers at the Munk School of Global Affairs University of
was analysed thoroughly. It was ascertained that certain internet facing computers were compromised by the hackers which had no sensitive defence data. To mitigate such incidents from recurring in the future organisations under Ministry of Defence have worked out a Crisis Management Plan for measured response in case of any untoward incident. Defence Information Assurance and Research Agency (DIARA), a nodal agency mandated to deal with all cyber security related issues of Tri Services and Ministry of Defence is having a close coordination with national agencies like Computer Emergency Response team –
(Cert-In) and National Training Research organisation (NTRO). Specific Cyber Security Policies have been devised at all levels. Services Headquarters have an information security policy and their networks are audited as per the guidelines.
The Department of Information Technology (DIT) has initiated a major programme on cyber forensics specifically focused towards development of cyber forensic tools, setting up of infrastructure for investigation and training of law enforcement and judicial offices in use of cyber forensic tools, to collect and analyse the digital evidence. Further, DIT has set up cyber forensic training labs at CBI and Kerala Police for skill upgradation in the area of cyber crime investigations and have also sponsored projects in the North Eastern States to establish cyber forensic training facilities at the state police organizations. Besides, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT –In) under DIT has been set up for creating awareness about cyber security. It performs both pro-active and reactive roles. [MHA
In case you come across any suspicious activity, any suspicious movement or have any information to tell to the Anti-Terror Squad, please take a note of the new ALL INDIA TOLL-FREE Terror Help-line "1090". Your city's Police or Anti-Terror squad will take action as quickly as possible. Remember that this single number 1090 is valid all over India.
This is a toll free number and can be dialled from mobile phones also. Moreover, the identity of the caller will be kept a secret.
Please try to make aware each and every citizen of India about this facility.
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