Anurag Dwivedi writes: Failure of US to attribute the Russian hacking will have a major bearing on evolution of global cyber norms and on the global cyber arms race. The global community must simultaneously remain extremely wary of hidden American agendas. An Iraq like invasion on false cyber pretexts is even more undesirable then a cyber arms race.
Anurag Dwivedi writes: The Heritage Foundation has proposed an agenda for Indo-US Cybersecurity Cooperation, including a public-private partnership model, which can be discussed during a Modi – Trump summit. A brief analysis of the specific suggestions and of bilateral cyber alliances in general is given below:
Anuraag Dwivedi writes: The Government of India launched an online botnet cleaning and malware analysis centre called “Cyber Swachhta Kendra” on 21 Feb 2017.The website is operated by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-in) and is a part of the Government of India’s Digital India initiative under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to create a secure cyber space by detecting botnet infections in India and to notify, enable cleaning and securing systems of end users so as to prevent further infections.
Anurag Dwivedi writes: Closer home, the demonetization narrative has shifted to cashless economy and digital transactions. Cyber security related concerns have rightly been flagged but the focus is more on security of individual financial transactions whereas the national security dimension has mostly been overlooked.