Cyber Attacks on Indian Security Sector

Only one instance of attempted hacking on computers belonging to Defence sector has come to notice in the past three years. There were intelligence reports in November 2011 about the probable compromise of computers of Eastern Naval Command based in Visakhapatnam. However, none of these computers were found to be compromised. The Defence Services have a robust defensive mechanism in place.

Section 70A of the Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008, envisages setting up of a National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC) for protecting critical information infrastructure in identified sectors to provide critical infrastructure protection. Steps have been initiated for notifying NCIIPC under the said Act.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri DharmendraPradhan in Rajya Sabha

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