Author Topic: NCIIPC Must Safeguard Internet Of Things (IoT) Infrastructure Of India  (Read 2178 times)

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Infrastructures these days are heavily dependent upon information and communication technology (ICT). This make them vulnerable to cyber attacks and malware attacks. We have been suggesting that India must protect its critical infrastructures (pdf) that are technology driven. This is because of the technology controlling such critical infrastructures is compromised, it can cause great damage in terms of money, property and human lives.

Indian government has already established the National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC) of India. The NCIIPC is also working to ensure robust cyber security for Indian critical infrastructure. However, for reasons best known to Indian government, NCIIPC seems to be a half hearted approach so far. Even the website of NCIIPC has little to offer regarding scope, nature, expertise and purpose of NCIIPC. We at Perry4Law Organisation (P4LO) believe that NCIIPC needs to play a more pro active and extensive role in present cyber security scenario of India.

As far as IoT is concerned, many health and life science related infrastructures are dependent upon it. It is of paramount importance that cyber security of Internet of things (IoT) in India must be strengthened. Indian government must rejuvenate NCIIPC so that it can take up the ever challenging task of critical infrastructure.

What is worrisome is that IoT is not only a victim of cyber attacks but it has also been used as a tool to launch cyber attacks. Recently, IoT devices were used to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks upon websites and intended targets. This happened as IoT is a developing technology and field and a robust cyber security for IoT is yet to be established. Further, IoT vendors are not very enthusiastic to ensure cyber security of IoT devices and services.

We at Perry4Law Organisation (P4LO) believe that NCIIPC must safeguard Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure of India. At the same we also believe that cyber security infrastructure of India must be strengthened and upgraded on priority basis.

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