In tune with the dynamic nature of Information Technology ( IT) , continuous efforts are on to prevent and recover from cyber attacks. The area of Information Technology is characterised by rapid developments and fast changing obsolescence. With every IT product introduced into the market, newer vulnerabilities are discovered, leaving scope for malicious actions. As such, the protection of India™s IT infrastructure in general and critical information infrastructure in particular is a dynamic activity and continuing process.
The Government is aware of the nature of the threats in Cyber Space and accordingly, an integrated approach is being followed with a series of legal, technical and administrative steps to ensure that necessary systems are in place to address the challenge. Specific steps in this regard relate to actions such as periodic scanning of cyber space, close watch on critical infrastructure networks & variety of threats and imminent attacks; training of manpower engaged in operation of critical networks to protect their systems and networks; carrying out periodic security audits on sample basis; conducting mock cyber security drills involving critical sector organisations and providing a platform for the personnel of critical sector organisations to share their experiences.
In support of this approach, the Information Technology Act 2000 has adequate provisions for protection of critical information infrastructure and cyber security incident response in the country.