Call for Comments

1. Need for NCSS 2020 India was one of the first few countries to propound a futuristic National Cyber Security Policy 2013(NCSP 2013). Since the adoption of NCSP 2013, the technologies, platforms, threats, services and aspirations have changed tremendously. The transformational Digital India push as well as Industry 4.0 is required to be supported by a robust cyberspace. However, Cyber intrusions and attacks have increased in scope and sophistication targeting sensitive personal and business data, and critical information infrastructure, with impact on national economy and security. The present cyber threat landscape poses significant challenges due to rapid technological developments such as Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, lnternet of Things, 5G, etc. New challenges include data protection/privacy, law enforcement in evolving cyberspace, access to data stored overseas, misuse of social media platforms, international cooperation on cybercrime & cyber terrorism, and so on. Threats from organised cybercriminal groups, technological cold wars, and increasing state sponsored cyber-attacks have also emerged. Further, existing structures may need to be revamped or revitalised. Thus, a need exists for the formulation of a National Cyber Security Strategy 2020.

2. Formulation The Indian Government under the aegis of National Security Council Secretariat through a well-represented Task Force is in the process of formulating the National Cyber Security Strategy 2020 (NCSS 2020) to cater for a time horizon of five years (2020-25).

3. Vision Proposed vision is to ensure a safe, secure, trusted, resilient and vibrant cyber space for our Nation’s prosperity.

4. Pillars of Strategy We are examining various facets of cyber security under the following pillars: -
      a. Secure (The National Cyberspace)
      b. Strengthen (Structures, People, Processes, Capabilities)
      c. Synergise (Resources including Cooperation and Collaboration)

5. Submissions We wish to get your views on each of the above-mentioned aspects. You may comment, on any or all of the above-mentioned aspects or additional aspects,in a constructive and meaningful manner. Please contribute to make this strategic document a comprehensive `whole-of-nation’ approach for securing our cyberspace.

Last date for Submission was 10th January 2020.