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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1311

TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 14TH MARCH,2017

PROTECTION OF DEFENCE INSTALLATIONS AND INTRANET FROM CYBER ATTACKS

  1. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:

(a)Whether Government has in place security measures and risk management plans to protect Defence installations and Defence Intranet from cyber-espionage and cyber-attacks; and

(b)If so, the details thereof, id not, the reasons therefore?

 

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

SUBHASH BHAMRE

(a)&(b): Yes, Sir. Government has taken number of steps to protect confidential information pertaining to Defence sector from Cyber-espionage and Cyber-attack including setting up of Cyber Operation Centres for threat management and mitigation as part of Framework for Enhancing Cyber Security. To protect important and confidential data from Cyber-attack, the operational networks of the Armed Forces are air gapped from internet. Further, Defence Services have established Cyber Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) to prevent and react to cyber attacks. Safeguards have been instituted in the form of audits and physical checks. Further, policies, guideline and procedures in this regards have been laid down and cyber security advisories are issued from time to time.

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