NEW DELHI: A high-level expert group led by National Cyber Security Coordinator Gulshan Rai has proposed measures for effectively tackling cyber crime in the country while recommending creation of a national body-- Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre or I-4 C.
Although, little is known about the concept of I-4C, sources said it would have branches in states and Union Territories apart from a national centre and will be connected with the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) and crime and criminal tracking network system (CCTNS) to pick up information of cyber crimes for analysis and to warn on future trends. I-4 C will also utilise social engineering techniques to prevent data breaches and complex attacks that are not easily identified.
In the recent past, several countries suffered mass attacks comprising information infrastructure which resulted in huge financial loss. I-4C will also work as Cyber Threat intelligence body, to collect information on honeypots and hackers’ modus-operandi. The Centre also plans to create an advance application for social media analysis that will involve the MHA, Department of Electronics and IT, MEA, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and MoD.
To keep a tab on cyber threats and targeted attacks, the government also plans to route all Internet gateways through a single gateway under its command. The idea is to collect and analyse threat indicators to block future cyber attacks. “This may take time as it would require extensive talks with the service providers on various issues,” sources added.
The expert group on Tuesday gave a presentation in the meeting at North Block which was attended by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, and Secretary (Internal Security) Ashok Prasad.