Prelims level : Science & Technology- Cyber Space Challenges Mains level : GS-III- Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and Social Networking Sites in internal security challenges, basics of Cyber Security; Money-Laundering and its Prevention.
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  • The Central Government has rolled out a scheme for establishment of Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre to handle issues related to cybercrime in the country in a comprehensive and coordinated manner.
  • Central Government has taken steps to spread awareness about cybercrimes to prevent such crimes and to speed up investigation.


  • Establishment of National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC) for protection of critical information infrastructure in the country.
  • All organizations providing digital services have been mandated to report cyber security incidents to CERT-In expeditiously.
  • Cyber Swachhta Kendra (Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre) has been launched for providing detection of malicious programmes and free tools to remove such programmes. Issue of alerts and advisories regarding cyber threats and counter-measures by CERT-In. Issue of guidelines for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) regarding their key roles and responsibilities for securing applications / infrastructure and compliance. Provision for audit of the government websites and applications prior to their hosting, and thereafter at regular intervals.
  • Formulation of Crisis Management Plan for countering cyber-attacks and cyber terrorism.
  • Empanelment of security auditing organisations to support and audit implementation of Information Security Best Practices. Conducting cyber security mock drills and exercises regularly to enable assessment of cyber security posture and preparedness of organizations in Government and critical sectors.
  • Conducting regular training programmes for network / system administrators and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) of Government and critical sector organisations regarding securing the IT infrastructure and mitigating cyber-attacks.
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