Indian Armed Forces Well Equipped for Cyber Warfare

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New Delhi, 3 December (PIB) A framework for enhancing the Cyber posture of Defence Forces was approved by the GoI/MoD in 2018. Defense Cyber Agency and Army, Navy and Air Force Cyber Groups have been established with a specific charter to protect and defend the Defence Forces Information and Communication Technology assets, and deter adversary’s attempts at cyber warfare.

These Organisations have contributed significantly to enhance the ‘Cyber Security posture’ of the Defence Forces including:

(i)       Increased synergy between cyber groups and National cyber agencies.

(ii)      Improved defensive measures in place to protect data using hardened technology, effective monitoring, safe practices, improved user awareness, standardized processes and audit measures.

(iii)     Better preparedness to respond to cyber warfare, with the cohesive response for incidents using centralized threat databases, libraries and incident records.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Shrimati Vanga Geetha Viswanath and Shri Kotha Prabhakar Reddyin Lok Sabha today.

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