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The National Security Advisor has inaugurated the National Cyber Security Incident Response Exercise(NCX India).
What is the National Cyber Security Incident Response Exercise(NCX India)?
Conducted by: National Security Council Secretariat(NSCS) in association with Data Security Council of India (DSCI) as the knowledge partner and supported by the Defence Research and Development Organization(DRDO).
Purpose: It aims to train senior management and technical personnel of Government/Critical Sector organizations and agencies on contemporary cyber threats and handling cyber incidents and response.
Areas: The participants will be trained on various key cyber security areas such as Intrusion Detection Techniques, Malware Information Sharing platforms (MISP), Vulnerability Handling & Penetration Testing, Network Protocols & Data Flows among others.
Significance: The exercise will help strategic leaders to better understand cyber threats, assess readiness and develop skills for cyber crisis management and cooperation.
What is the National Security Council(NSC)?
NSC is an executive government agency tasked with advising the Prime Minister’s Office on matters of national security and strategic interest.
Established in: It was established by the former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1998.
Structure: NSC is a three-tier structure body. The three tiers are the Strategic Policy Group, the National Security Advisory Board and a secretariat from the Joint Intelligence Committee.
Source: This post is based on the article “National Security Council Secretariat organizes National Cyber Security Incident Response Exercise(NCX India) to strengthen India’s Cyber posture” published in PIB on 18th April 2022.