Regulation To Put Onus Of Cyber Crime Reporting On Entities Soon: Minister
Government is coming up with a regulation that will make organisations hit by any cybercrime incidence to disclose it before the government, minister of state for electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar said on Wednesday.
While speaking at the launch of the IBM Security Command Centre for Asia Pacific region set up in Bengaluru, Mr Chandrasekhar said about 100 million-odd cyber incidents have been reported by the Indian-CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) so far and India is reportedly the second-most attacked country as far as cyber crime is concerned.
"You will soon hear in the next few days that new regulations going out there that put the onus on organisations to report these crimes and not just push it under the carpet.
"It is important that at any given point, government and government agencies have absolute clarity on the threat matrix that is around and is active in the cyber space in India," the minister said.
He added that it is a priority of the government to make cyberspace safe and trusted. "We are investing heavily on capabilities. The internet must be safe, trusted and open, and intermediaries that operate on the internet must be accountable to the consumers," Mr Chandrasekhar informed.
IBM India Managing Director Sandip Patel announced the setting up of the company's second Security Command Centre and first-of-its-kind in the Asia-Pacific region, for training cybersecurity response techniques through simulated cyberattack – designed to prepare everyone from C-Suite through technical staff.