J&K will create a group of cybersecurity analysts to combat cyberterrorism and Internet crimes

Jammu and Kashmir is planning to establish a pool of cyber security analysts under the recently launched Cyber ​​Security Policy (CSP) to combat cyber terrorism and cyber attacks.

The CSP also talks about the creation of a Computer Energy Response Team (CERT), a nodal agency that will ensure a safer and stronger Internet by responding to major incidents, analyzing threats and exchanging critical cybersecurity information. with trusted partners.

According to the official document, the government also plans to establish a think tank for policies and decisions, an information security management system to manage sensitive data and a center of excellence to combat threats from modern security.

In addition, the administration of the Union Territory is working on the introduction of cyber insurance.

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The CSP along with a digital vision document was launched by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on the closing day of the two-day national e-governance conference in Katra on November 27.

“The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and resilient cyberspace in order to promote the welfare of its citizens and ensure the protection and sustainability of its infrastructure in the cybersecurity sector,” the policy document reads.

He mentioned equipping professionals with the requisite cybersecurity skills and knowledge, promoting Jammu and Kashmir as an ideal destination for companies working in the development of cybersecurity products and encouraging inter-agency partnerships to promote efforts. collaborative research to fight against cyberattacks.

“The Union Territory should create a pool of cybersecurity analysts to work as part-time government security specialists, adviser in countering cyberterrorism, cyberthreat protection, simulation of cyberattacks to help find security vulnerabilities and assist CERT on the ground in the event of a cybersecurity incident,” the document reads.

However, he said the government would encourage full-time jobs for analysts to keep talent in the region.

The document states that CERT’s primary mandate is to provide actionable cybersecurity-related information to government, critical infrastructure agencies, private industries, and the general public through advisories and alerts; ensure cybersecurity protection through intrusion detection and prevention capabilities and develop a cyber crisis management plan (CCMP) in line with the national CCMP.

“Understanding the importance of business continuity in the event of an incident, accident or disaster, the government must mandate an agency to develop a business continuity plan. Further, Jammu and Kashmir will endeavor to ensure a culture of issuing and underwriting cyber insurance,” the document states.

To facilitate cooperation and collaboration against cyber threats, the document says the government will establish a think tank for policy and decision input.

“The government will create the required infrastructure and set up an information sharing and analysis center to share actionable information, build capacity and analyze trends to identify the latest opportunities and threats,” he said. -he declares.

The document says the government will give impetus to building a strong workforce of auditors, policy implementers, incident responders, data management experts and staff. forensics to provide cybersecurity related services.

“It will also include building a pool of penetration testers and cybersecurity experts who can provide consulting services to government and businesses,” he said.

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