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  • 07 March, 2020

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National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO)

Syllabus subtopic: Challenges to Internal Security through Communication Networks, Role of Media and Social Networking Sites in Internal Security Challenges, Basics of Cyber Security

Prelims and Mains focus: about the cyber security threat concerning India; about NTRO

News: Although India is the fifth most important target of cyber threats, the country does not focus enough on security during the technology development process, National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) chairman told an audience of cyber security experts at the cyber security Nullcon conference at Dona Paula in Goa.

Need of the hour

  • India needs to be more proactive to common cyber threats, such as data breaches, supply chain contamination and “malicious actors using social media for violent extremist ideologies.

  • There is hardly any coordination among nations on how to police cyber space. And messaging applications complicate the problem even more.

  • Cyber tactics have become more state-sponsored but executed by non-state actors in locations outside their home countries, making attribution difficult.

About NTRO

  • NTRO, established in 2004, is housed under the National Security Advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office and focuses on intelligence gathering.

  • Under the agency is the National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC) which focuses on threats to information infrastructure.

  • NTRO has the same “norms of conduct” as the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW).

Source: Indian Express

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