India-ITU Joint Cyberdrill 2021 commences

What is the News?

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has launched the India-ITU Joint Cyberdrill 2021.

What is India-ITU Joint Cyberdrill 2021?

The ITU aims to improve the cybersecurity readiness, protection and incident response capabilities of Member States by conducting CyberDrills at the national and regional levels.

India-ITU Cyberdrill is intended for Indian entities, especially critical network infrastructure operators.

At this drill, cyber-attacks, information security incidents and other disruptions will be simulated to test an organization’s cyber capabilities.

This drill will help spread awareness among various public sector departments and agencies of India so that their strategies can be validated for response mechanisms, prevention recovery and business continuity.

What are the other facts mentioned in the article?

Sydney Dialogue: It is an initiative of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. It is an annual summit of cyber and critical technologies to discuss the fallout of the digital domain on the law and order situation in the world.

Global Cybersecurity Index(GCI): It is released by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). It measures the commitment of countries to cybersecurity at a global level. India has secured the 10th rank in this index.

Source: This post is based on the article India-ITU Joint Cyberdrill 2021 commencespublished in PIB on 2nd December 2021.

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