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IMPOSE COMPLETE BAN ON CYBER PORNOGRAPHY IN ORDER TO SECURE WOMEN & CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL ABUSE

- DR. S. AMAR PRASAD REDDY

Additional Director – General, National Cyber Safety and Security Standards.

Let me bring to the Nation’s knowledge that Cyber Pornography is the main factor which is creating unusual situations for Women and Children in our country. Controlling and monitoring each cyber pornography website manually, and to check whether it contains sexual abuse material against women and children is very tough and impossible.

1. Cyber pornography is not sex education. In fact we are hearing every day that most of the porn stars are getting affected with STDs like HIV, AIDS etc. which clearly admits that it doesn’t teaching (or) practicing safe sex. Due to this, I am very much worried about the young generation of our country. By talking about the freedom of surfing we can’t kill the moral value of our society.

2. Almost 99.9% of Cyber Pornography websites contains and promotes sex videos captured by the hidden cameras, no one can deny this fact then what about the individual privacy and also think about the pain undergoing by the victims. Most of the victims doesn’t know how the video has been taken and how it got uploaded in cyber pornography websites. I am not against to the sex education but at the same time we can’t allow such disaster to happen in our society. (Continued…)

3. Even when the victim files a complaint in cyber crime cell. Most of the cases, the police can’t establish communication with the owner of cyber pornography websites. This leads to the unfortunate circumstances and the video will be available in online all the time. In fact the video will be shared in all other cyber pornography websites. My question is who will answer these victims whether the social activists (or) people who are talking about the freedom of surfing?

4. One side the Government and sex advisors are promoting safe sex and in fact huge campaigns for using condoms and its importance have been presented in various ways to the public, but other side the pornography websites promoting unsafe sex, sex videos from hidden cameras and which leads the young generation to the moral & physical disaster. If such thing continues then we will be helpless to stop the menace of sexual abuse against Women & Children.

5. Some Social Activists without knowing the facts, they are demonstrating their protest for banning 857 cyber pornography websites. There are thousands of Women whose videos have been uploaded in these pornography websites and who will take the responsibility of this Uploading Act. If we allow such a free forum to upload anybody’s sexual videos in Internet and it will cause huge impact for our social & physical safety of Women & Children.

6. In fact there are many online sex games which are also available in Internet. These online sex games creating tremendous impact on youth and it triggers them to commit sexual violence against Women and Children which are also need to be banned immediately.

7. Finally all cyber pornography websites promotes

Cultural disasters like “Son is having sex with Mother”, etc.
Unsafe Sex, etc.
Hidden Videos of Sex, etc.
The National Cyber Safety and Security Standards has decided to form the High Level Committee to address “the issues of Cyber Pornography and its impact on future generations” especially Women & Children. The Committee will be headed by Honourable Justice Dr. S. Mohan, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India & Chairman, National Cyber Safety and Security Standards and Dr. S. Amar Prasad Reddy, Additional Director – General, National Cyber Safety and Security Standards.

National Cyber Crime Reference Handbook

The First copy launched by His Excellency DR. K. Rosaiah , Governor of Tamilnadu Chennai, 07 May, 2014: The recent development of India economy attracts the attention of developed countries and act like a Rival to their Leading positions. This Intern made them to lay the possible ways to inhibit the growth of India. Our Nation is treated like a hot spot for Cyber Attacks and information thefts by many countries. Due to this, the National Cyber Safety and Security Standards have taken visionary initiatives to curb and enervate the notoriously spreading cyber threats from various directions and dimensions.

“National Cyber Crime Reference Handbook” was launched by His Excellency DR. K. Rosaiah , Governor of Tamilnadu at a function was held at Raj Bhavan, Chennai today.

The book entitled, “National Cyber Crime Reference Handbook” comprising of chapters such as Cyber Hacking, Indian and International perspective on key topics including E-commerce, Email Security, Cloud Computing, Cyber Fraud, Cyber Pornography, Cyber Crime and Cyber Attacks, Evidentiary value of a Video Conferencing, Internet, Mobile Phones, Privacy and Electronic Surveillance, Digital footprints, Assessing Computer Evidence, Monitoring, Decryption and Interception, Data Security and Privacy. Especially the “National Cyber Crime Reference Handbook” will be very useful to all the people who are working in the Government Sectors, Private Sectors, Corporate Companies and all Educational Institutions to protect their critical infrastructure and this will be issued at free of cost to the State/Central Government Departments. Speaking on the occasion His Excellency Dr. K. Rosaiah , Governor of Tamilnadu said “We are in the era of Information Technology and today Computers, Laptops and internet have become a necessity and a household name in this fast developing technological world. Of late we see increase in Cyber Crimes. Prevention and control of Cyber Threats and Cyber Crimes are the need of the hour. Knowledge on adoption to Cyber Safety and Security is imperative. I congratulate the National Cyber Safety and Security Standards for their initiatives to ensure Cyber Security.” According to Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dr. S. Mohan, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India, Chairman, National Cyber Safety and Security Standards Said “Information Security is an art, not a science and the mastery of information security requires a multi-disciplinary knowledge of huge quantity of information, experience, and skill. There is a great satisfaction knowing that your employer’s information, communications, systems, and people are secure. Comprehensiveness is an important part of the game you play for real stakes because the enemy will likely seek the easiest way to attacks the vulnerabilities and assets that you haven’t fully protected yet. Today the National Cyber Safety and Security Standards is doing extensive research and coming out with good initiatives to protect our nation from Cyber threats and I wish my staff and others who have contributed their efforts in making of this National Cyber Crime Reference Handbook.” About National Cyber Safety and Security Standards The “National Cyber Safety and Security Standards” is an Autonomous Body undertaken by National Cyber Safety Ltd., which is controlled and monitored by the High Level Committee, Chaired by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dr. S. Mohan, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India and Chairman, National Cyber Safety and Security Standards.

National Cyber Safety and Security Standards Summit-2014

Date : 19th & 20th September, 2014

Venue: PSG Auditorium, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

National Cyber Safety and Security Standards Summit 2014 is organized by the National Cyber Safety and Security Standards in association with various State and Central Governments. The Summit focused on multiple issues linked with the current use of cyberspace by the various stake holders and creating awareness of the responsibility associated with the judicious use of this significant and powerful tool, without endangering the fragile security and social framework. We are bound by duty and principle to ensure that the advantages of cyberspace are utilized towards constructive initiatives across all domains, thereby spreading goodwill amongst one and all and the zest to contribute mightily to the development of our country.

The mission of the Summit is to establish a multi-stakeholder consortium that brings together Industry, Government, and Academic interests in an effort to improve the state of Cyber Security on both a domestic and international level.

The National Cyber Safety and Security Standards Summit 2014 was held on 19th and 20th of September 2014 at PSG Auditorium, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

NATIONAL CYBER SAFETY AND SECURITY STANDARDS SUMMIT ’15
(3rd EDITION)

Hosted by PES University

Date & Time: 11th & 12th December, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM

Venue: Dr. MRD Auditorium, PES University, Bangalore.

The growth of the internet gave rise to many important services accessible to anyone with a connection. While malicious users often use the internet for personal gain, this may not be limited to financial, material gain. Cyber crimes or computer-internet based crimes are becoming a big threat to our society, country and worldwide. We have to create awareness among people about various types of cyber crimes and take safety and security measures. Our Nation is treated like a hot spot for cyber attacks and information thefts by many countries. Due to this, we have taken a visionary initiative to curb and enervate the notoriously spreading cyber threats from various directions and dimensions.

A Common Platform to facilitate the experts to provide an effective solution for the complex and alarming problems in the society towards Cyber Security domain. We are developing innovative strategies and compliance procedures to curb the increasing complexity of the Global Cyber Threats.

National Cyber Safety and Security Standards have been started with great vision to safeguard the Nation from the current threats in the Cyber Space. The multi-dimensional structure of technology in the Cyberspace poses a great challenge in handling the complex problems in the Cyber Domain. National Cyber Safety and Security Standards have done an extensive research in the Cyber domain to understand the nature of cyber threats and Cyber Crimes. We have understood that the multi-faceted cyber technology cannot be handled by common standards and security policies.

The National Cyber Safety and Security Standards is an Autonomous Body which is controlled and monitored by the High Level Committee Chaired by Honourable Justice Dr. S. Mohan, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India and Chairman, National Cyber Safety and Security Standards.

The National Cyber Safety and Security Standards Summit ’15 is an yearly event organized by National Cyber Safety and Security Standards in association with Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India and with various State & Central Governments.

In fact this is the one and only High Level Summit which gathers the presence of Multi-Stakeholders from MNC's, PSU's, PSB's, Corporates, Academics, State/Central Governments, Defence, Intelligence Agencies, Enforcement Agencies etc. The theme of this 3rd Edition is “National Data Security and Privacy- Towards Digital India” which is the raising issue in India.

Theme of National Cyber Safety and Security Standards Summit ‘15 (3rd Edition)

“National Data Security and Privacy - Towards Digital India” is aimed at addressing the Data Security and Privacy Challenges in today's Digital World.

The aim of this conference is to focus on data security and privacy threats that are evolving and living around the digital world and what all solutions can help handle data in a safe and secured manner.

The conference is planned for two days with day one primarily focusing on corporate centric threats/ issues and day two with focus on people centric issues.

Day 1:- What is the role of Corporates/Organizations from Data Security & Privacy perspective, what security measures are being adopted and the assurance that is given on protecting the data privacy when handling public data in India.

Day 2:- What role and responsibility do individuals carry, their awareness and the need to adopt basic security principles in protecting their Personal Information, in the digital world.

MOU’s to be Signed at National Cyber Safety and Security Standards Summit ‘15:

A Memorandum of understanding between National Cyber Defence Research Centre(Monitored and controlled by National Cyber Safety and Security Standards),India and Cloud Security Alliance APAC(Asia Pacific) to strengthen the Cloud Security in India and also to promote the Cloud Computing In SMEs Sector.

A Memorandum of understanding between National Cyber Safety and Security Standards and PES University, Bangalore to establish the National Cyber Defence Research Centre - IV in the University premises which will focus on the Cyber Forensics and Bio-Metrics Domain.

A Memorandum of understanding between National Cyber Safety and Security Standards and Recruitment Analysis Council to create 3 Lakh skilled workforce towards strengthen the Cyber Security in India by 2018.

Resolutions to be passed at National Cyber Safety and Security Standards Summit ’15:

Resolution: IMCRD - Common man should have a proper Incident management channel for reporting data breaches (IMCRD) / misuse of personal sensitive information.

Resolution: RAS Controls - Corporates that handle public data should provide reasonable assure on the security controls in storing and handling of public’s personal data.

Resolution: How Corporates/Organizations respond to data incidents and what assurance do they offer ?

Resolution: As an individual , how would I handle my data safely and securely in the digital world.

Resolution: Compulsory data security awareness training to be provided to all IT resources from all public and private sector units.

NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (NCSFDP) FOR NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTRES (TAMIL NADU)

Date & Time: 09th April, 2016, 10 AM to 6 PM

Venue: CEG’s TAG Auditorium, Anna University, Guindy, Chennai.

Today Cyber Security is a daunting National Security Problem, and we're applying decades of expertise to the task. As the most networked nation on earth, the India is extremely vulnerable. To keep systems safe and foil attacks, National Cyber Safety and Security Standards develops protective technologies, conduct threat assessments, and analyze Government, Military, and Civilian computer networks.

Colleges and Universities report astounding rates of cyber attacks, with millions of hacking attempts into information systems. Educational institutions are also vulnerable to losing valuable intellectual property such as patents awarded to faculty and students, as well as personal information of students and faculty/staff. Because of the frequency of cyber attacks on institutions of higher learning, the need for increased cyber awareness has never been greater. It is not enough just to entertain the idea of advanced cyber security in Educational Institutions, but action must be taken, as the future of National Security across the country depends on it.

National Cyber Safety and Security Standards have been started with great vision to safeguard the Nation from the current threats in the Cyber Space. The multi-dimensional structure of technology in the Cyberspace poses a great challenge in handling the complex problems in the Cyber Domain. National Cyber Safety and Security Standards have done an extensive research in the Cyber domain to understand the nature of cyber threats and Cyber Crimes. We have understood that the multi-faceted cyber technology cannot be handled by common standards and security policies.

The National Cyber Safety and Security Standards is an Autonomous Body which is controlled and monitored by the High Level Committee Chaired by Honourable Justice Dr. S. Mohan, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India and Chairman, National Cyber Safety and Security Standards.

National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP):

Crime in the world of computers is the latest and at the moment, a difficult nut to crack. There is no business without e-Business or e-Commerce. Whether it is Industry, Government bodies, Banks, Service sectors, etc. it is computers and Information Technology that are at play and thus hacking has become a very real and major threat. In our everyday lives, we cannot function without the use of this technology. Cyber-crimes cause more harm to society that traditional crimes. Entire institutions infrastructure operations can be hacked, thus affecting a whole society. Thus whether it is hacking, spamming, cyber theft, cyber fraud, cyber terrorism, all these different types of hacking should be treated as more grievous than a traditional crime. Cyber-attacks are becoming global in nature and in addition to data thefts, strategic and sensitive information can also be gathered by countries. Malware like Stuxnet, Duqu, Flame etc., have also become so sophisticated that it is not possible to tackle them using the regular cyber security products. Cyber-attacks can be sudden, or in some cases be so covert, that they can remain hidden for days and even months. Cyber space in India is also fast changing and with more and more activity moving to the net, we need to be able to match our skills accordingly.

One way to tackle these emerging threats is to train and develop a dedicated work force that can detect and prevent attacks at different levels. National Cyber Safety and Security Standards multi-disciplinary team employs the best and brightest to thwart Cyber Attacks. NCSSS is focused on building science and engineering foundations for Cyber Security. Research and development is focused on making today's systems more secure while planning for tomorrow's technology. The National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP), creates a pipeline of qualified professionals in Cyber Security and protection to address homeland security needs. It gives faculty & students practical experience in computer systems, network operations, and information protection.

National Resource Centre (NCSP):

In brief, National Cyber Security Programme will be setting up resource centers across the country in collaboration with various colleges and universities, with the following primary objectives:

To showcase to industry the environment and skills of students & faculty who are a part of the resource center.

To provide students & faculty with a hands on environment, so they can practice what they learn.

To provide opportunities towards advanced research and publishing of papers for deserving students & faculty.

To provide a platform for institutions to train their Students & Faculty in cyber security.

To assist the Institutions in cyber forensics.

In order to achieve these objectives, National Cyber Safety & Security Standards (NCSSS) plans to set up National Resource Centres across India, with the goal of conducting Cyber Security Awareness, Training & Research.

Awareness

Higher education is one sector at exceptionally high risk of devastating attacks. Schools, Colleges and Universities report astounding rates of cyber attacks, with millions of hacking attempts into information systems. While social security and bank account numbers are always at risk, higher education institutions are also vulnerable to losing valuable intellectual property such as patents awarded to faculty and students, as well as personal information of students and faculty/staff. Because of the frequency of cyber attacks on institutions of higher learning, the need for increased cyber awareness has never been greater. Students, Faculty & everyone in the higher education industry need to know about the real-life problems of identity theft and cyber attacks that can devastate a Institution's infrastructure and its personnel's livelihood.

In order to provide adequate personnel and resources to combat and stop these threats, higher education institutions need to see the bigger picture of intense cyber security threats that can do more damage than a hacker stealing someone's email login. There is a reason National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP) was instituted, and why digital professionals seek to bring higher education professionals into higher-level security discussions.

Training

National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP) will thus aim to impart a strong awareness amongst the members on cyber security and its importance. Induction will be provided by a team of well experienced and professional trainers to Faculty of Resource Centre on frequent intervals. The trained faculty can organize or conduct awareness programs/seminars/conferences/events at wherever possible to create skilled work force in Cyber Security domain.

Research

Cyber security plays a major role in today’s cyberspace, from information security to network security and data security. From the social point of view cyber safety has different interpretations reflecting different concerns. For public, it is the safety and protection of their freedoms, rights and guarantees, in particular their individual privacy, from one perspective, the concepts of privacy, confidentiality, and security are quite distinct and possess different attributes. Privacy is a property of individuals; confidentiality is a property of data; and security is a property assigned to computer hardware and software systems. From a practical perspective, the concepts are interwoven. A system that does not maintain data confidentiality or individual privacy could be theoretically or even mathematically "secure," but it probably wouldn't be wise to deploy anywhere in the real world. For companies and industries, is ensuring the availability of critical business activities and the protection of confidentiality and integrity of data.

NATIONAL CYBER DEFENCE SUMMIT 2016

Date & Time: 30th Sept & 01st Oct, 2016 10 AM to 5 PM

Venue: Vivekananda Auditorium, Anna University, Chennai.

The National Cyber Safety and Security Standards have been started with great vision to safeguard the Nation from the current threats in the Cyber Space. The multi-dimensional structure of technology in the Cyberspace poses a great challenge in handling the complex problems in the Cyber Domain. National Cyber Safety and Security Standards have done an extensive research in the Cyber domain to understand the nature of cyber threats and Cyber Crimes. We have understood that the multi-faceted cyber technology cannot be handled by common standards and security policies.

National Cyber Defence Summit ’16 is organized by the National Cyber Safety and Security Standards in association with State & Central Governments & Anna University.

This National Cyber Defence Summit '16 explores the boundaries of cyber security when it comes to the National Security and also provides the best practices to protect Central/State Critical Infrastructure where the sensitivity of the data plays a very vital role.

In this Summit, the Scientists and Technocrats are going to discuss the various possible threats/attacks that our country may face from rival nations and also to prepare the best strategies to counter attack to secure our Nation.

Throughout the history, developments in technology and communications have gone hand-in-hand, and the latest technological developments such as the Internet and mobile devices have resulted in the advancement of the science of communication to a new level cyber threats. In this summit, the scientists from National Cyber Defence Research Centre are discussing about Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Security and also the First Human brain controlled electronic devices in India and further research work on human brain to brain communication's via Internet and it's threats.

In fact this is the only High Level Summit which gathers the presence of Multi-Stakeholders from MNC's, PSU's, PSB's, Corporates, Academics, State/Central Governments, Defence, Intelligence Agencies, Enforcement Agencies, etc.

Quotes:

“I am really happy to learn that the National Cyber Safety and Security Standards is thinking about the possible solutions and establishing norms against Cyber Crimes. I hope the initiatives will establish and convey the most effective ways and means of protecting our National Security against the worst sort of Cyber Attacks and provide the best safe guards against the Cyber Criminals threatening our Nation and its Integrity.

I wish all the success to the National Cyber Safety and Security Standards in its crusade to protect the Nation.”

-Shri. Narendra Modi
Honourable Prime Minister of India

Starting from the Stone Age, it has always been human psyche to protect itself from external threats. The ideas, tricks and the methodology of protection from evil and intruding threat factors have also evolved over the time. Initially we, the humans, had to guard ourselves from physical threats like invaders and the looters. Nowadays, with the rising popularity of cyber connectivity and worldwide interlinking, the evil has also evolved in the form of breach of cyber security. It is a virtual world we have created and we have to be well prepared to protect and sustain our virtual world from the virtual invaders.

The country is in need of more cyber security experts to secure the data which is vital for our overall development of the Nation. The outcome of this National Cyber Defence Summit 2016 is mainly focusing on “Cyber Mission India” – The Project to Protect India.

-Dr. S. Amar Prasad Reddy
Addl. Director – General National Cyber Safety and Security Standards

NATIONAL CYBER CRIME REFERENCE HANDBOOK II

Released by Her Excellency Dr. KiranBedi, IPS (Retd.) Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor, Puducherry.

Date & Time: 24th Oct, 2016 Between 12.00 to 13.30 hrs

Venue: Hotel ACCORD, Puducherry.

In the fast changing global security scenario, safeguarding the Nation's critical infrastructure- from physical and cyber threats that can affect internal security, public safety and economic growth is of paramount importance for all countries.

The recent development of India economy attracts the attention of developed countries and act like a Rival to their Leading positions. This Intern made them to lay the possible ways to inhibit the growth of India. In the past, cyber attacks have been mostly initiated from countries such as the US, Turkey, China, Brazil, Pakistan, Algeria, Turkey, Europe and the UAE. With the growing adoption of internet and Smartphone, India has emerged as one of the most favorite countries among cyber criminals, said the study.

India has the second largest number of internet users in the world after China. The total number of internet users by the end of 2014 has been pegged at 302 million. With ever increasing number of net users, there has also been marked surge in the cyber crime rate in the country. India's registered cyber crime leapt 350% in 3 years and the legal system is struggling to cope with more and more law-breakers exploiting the anonymity of the internet. Cyber crimes are threatening the Nation's Security and financial health. Issues surrounding these types of crimes have become high-profile, particularly those surrounding cracking, copyright infringement, child grooming etc. There are also problems of privacy when confidential information is lost or intercepted, lawfully or otherwise. Large scale cyber-attacks may devastate the Government, public and private sector resources and services by disrupting the functioning of Critical Information Systems, which may threaten Lives, Economy and National Security.

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has also reported a surge in the number of incidents handled by it, with close to 50,000 security incidents in 2015," noted the study titled 'Protecting interconnected systems in the cyber era'. More than 24000 of these cases are registered under the IT Act and the remaining under the various sections of IPC and other State Level Legislations (SLL).

The need of the hour is to educate the masses the adverse impact of the crime in the Society and the steps to be taken to counter the same unitedly. Due to this, the National Cyber Safety and Security Standards have taken visionary initiatives to curb and enervate the notoriously spreading cyber threats from various directions and dimensions.

About National Cyber Safety and Security Standards (NCSSS)

National Cyber Safety and Security Standards (NCSSS) has been started with a great vision to safeguard the Nation from the current threats in the cyber space. NCSSS has done an extensive research in the cyber domain to understand the nature of cyber threats and cyber crimes in this domain. NCSSS has understood that the multi – faceted cyber technology cannot be handled by common standards and security policies and it needs different strategies for different sectors of cyber domain. NCSSS is bound by duty and principle to ensure that the advantages of cyberspace are utilized towards constructive initiatives across all domains, thereby spreading goodwill amongst one and all and the zest to contribute mightily to the development of our country.

The mission of the National Cyber Safety and Security Standards is to establish a multi-stakeholder consortium that brings together Industry, Government, and Academic interests in an effort to improve the state of Cyber Security both at domestic and international level.

National Cyber Safety and Security Standards (NCSSS) is carrying out extensive Awareness, Training and Research programs by establishing National Cyber Defence Resource Centres in Educational Institutions, publishing National Cyber Defence Handbooks, organizing the National Cyber Safety and Security Standards Summits (every year) etc., so that the organizations are made aware of the dangers of the internet, and how they should be careful and avoid falling into cyber traps. It is not enough just to entertain the idea of advanced cyber security in Educational Institutions, but action must be taken, as the future of National Security across the country depends on it. In First Stage, 50+ National Cyber Defence Resource Centers are established across the country. National Cyber Safety and Security Standards has conducted the National Cyber Security Faculty Development Programme for the Key Representatives of National Cyber Defence Resource Centers in Tamil Nadu at Anna University, Chennai.

Quotes:

“I am really happy to learn that the National Cyber Safety and Security Standards is thinking about the possible solutions and establishing norms against Cyber Crimes. I hope the initiatives will establish and convey the most effective ways and means of protecting our National Security against the worst sort of Cyber Attacks and provide the best safe guards against the Cyber Criminals threatening our Nation and its Integrity.

I wish all the success to the National Cyber Safety and Security Standards in its crusade to protect the Nation.”

-Shri. Narendra Modi
Honourable Prime Minister of India

Starting from the Stone Age, it has always been human psyche to protect itself from external threats. The ideas, tricks and the methodology of protection from evil and intruding threat factors have also evolved over the time. Initially we, the humans, had to guard ourselves from physical threats like invaders and the looters. Nowadays, with the rising popularity of cyber connectivity and worldwide interlinking, the evil has also evolved in the form of breach of cyber security. It is a virtual world we have created and we have to be well prepared to protect and sustain our virtual world from the virtual invaders.

The country is in need of more cyber security experts to secure the data which is vital for our overall development of the Nation. The National Cyber Crime Reference Handbook II is as a part of “Cyber Mission India” – The Project to Protect India.

-Dr. S. Amar Prasad Reddy
Addl. Director – General National Cyber Safety and Security Standards

What NCSSS Done as of now?

There are currently 140 Technical Members in the National Cyber Defence Research Centre (NCDRC) team who address National Cyber Security Issues as a Cyber Security Research volunteer.

NCDRC is training students, Staff and Research scholars in the cyber security field.

50+ Cyber Defence Resource centers have been established at colleges and universities across the country.

Cyber security Awareness Campaign was conducted in which benefited almost 6000 Students.

150 Cyber security events were conducted in various universities under NCDRC guidance.

Our Ongoing Projects -

NCDRC is actively researching and documenting "Cyber Security threats from Birth to Death for Indian

There is also an ongoing research about Cyber Terrorism in India

About National Cyber Crime Reference Handbook II

“National Cyber Crime Reference Handbook I” was launched by His Excellency Dr. K. Rosaiah , Governor of Tamilnadu on May 07th, 2014 at Raj Bhavan, Chennai.

The National Cyber Crime Reference Handbook II consists and comprises of a detailed perspective on the cyber crimes which are creating enormous trouble for India’s National Security and also this book gives us an insight into all the advanced cyber protection methodologies and controlling procedures/tools etc.

The book entitled National Cyber Crime Reference Handbook II contains the chapters: Basics of Computers Networks and How to Shore up Network Security, Information Security – Building Blocks, Management in Organizations and Physical Security for Information Systems, Cyber Hacking, Demystifying the Mysterious Business of Hacking, Hacking into Wireless Networks and General Anti-Hacking Measures, Cyber Crime, History of Cyber Crimes and the Challenges of Fighting Cyber Crime, Cyber Terrorism, Tools and Methods used in Cyber Crime, Cyber Offences, Computer Forensics, Significance of Cyber Security and Major Cyber Security Risks for the Common Man, Biometric Controls for Security and Web Services and Privacy etc.

Especially the “National Cyber Crime Reference Handbook II” will be very useful to all the people who are working in the Government Sector, Private Sector, Corporates and all Educational Institutions to protect their critical infrastructure and this will be issued at free of cost to the State/Central Government Departments.

The “National Cyber Crime Reference Handbook II” will also be released as e – Edition which will benefit at larger prospect to implement the Cyber Security Protocol’s at various levels.

NATIONAL CYBER CRIME REFERENCE HANDBOOK

Deccan Chronicle, Page no.07, 08 May 2014, Chennai

“Governor K. Rosaiah released National Cyber Crime Reference Handbook in Chennai on Wednesday.”
- Deccan Chronicle



The Hindu, Page no.02, 08 May 2014, Chennai

Handbook on cyber security launched

“On Wednesday, National Cyber Safety and Security Standards (NCSSS) launched a ‘National Cyber Crime Reference Handbook’, as part of a process of empowering people with knowledge of the threats posed by the cyber crime.

Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah, while releasing the first copy at Raj Bhavan, said, in the era of information technology, electronic gadgets including computers, laptops and smart phones, have become part of daily life. These electronic gadgets are susceptible to invasion invasion by cyber terrorists, but the threat could be prevented by creating awareness on the methods of cyber safety and security, he added.

He lauded the National Cyber Safety and Security Standards for taking such an initiative. Comparing the large number of internet users (over two billion) and the number of cyber experts, Mr. Rosaiah said, India had only 556 cyber experts against the U.S that has 91,080 and China with around 1.20 lakh.

Retired Supreme Court Judge and National Cyber Safety and Security Standards Chairman Dr. S. Mohan said the National Cyber Crime Reference Handbook would help in keeping secure huge quantities of information. He talked about the extensive research that went in to preparing the handbook covering cyber hacking, fraud, pornography, mobile phone privacy, surveillance and e-mail security by a team led by National Cyber Safety and Security Standards Additional Director – General Dr. S. Amar Prasad Reddy.”
- The Hindu



The Times of India, Page no.05, 08 May 2014, Chennai

Handbook on cyber attacks, information thefts released

“Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah on Wednesday released ‘National Cyber Crime Reference Handbook’, published by the National Cyber Safety and Security Standards, it is aimed at informing people about cyber attacks and information thefts.

National Cyber Safety and Security Standards chairman Dr. S. Mohan said the guidelines would help secure information, communications and systems of various organizations. “The Autonomous Body is doing extensive research and take new initiative to protect the country from cyber threats,” he said.”
- The Times of India



The New Indian Express, Supplement. City Express, Page no.04, 08 May 2014, Chennai

Create awareness on cyber laws

“Governor K. Rosaiah on Wednesday warned that cyber crime was emerging as a serious threat globally, with about 42 million cyber crimes reported in India every year.

Releasing the National Cyber Crime Reference Handbook, brought out by the National Cyber Safety and Security Standards, he said that the Internet had brought about a huge change in modes of communication and access to information.

Lauding the initiatives launched by the National Cyber Safety and Security Standards to curb and enervate the spreading cyber threats, he said creation of awareness on cyber laws, sensitizing the public on safety measures, identifying fake host pages and creation of alertness and a sense of vigil against hackers was imperative.”
- The New Indian Express



The Hindu Business Line, Page no.07, 08 May 2014, Chennai

Coming, cyber security guidelines

“The move to release guidelines comes at a time when security attacks on India are growing more frequent. In a National Cyber Crime Reference Handbook it released today, the security agency describes a March 2010 attack that stole revelatory information from Indian Defence Ministry.

Collaboration between States and the Centre in exchanging information of attacks and installing safety measures will minimize cyber attacks, says Dr. Amar Prasad Reddy, Additional Director – General, National Cyber Safety and Security Standards.”
- The Hindu Business Line



The Hindu Business Line, Page no.07, 08 May 2014, Chennai

Coming, cyber security guidelines

“The move to release guidelines comes at a time when security attacks on India are growing more frequent. In a National Cyber Crime Reference Handbook it released today, the security agency describes a March 2010 attack that stole revelatory information from Indian Defence Ministry.

Collaboration between States and the Centre in exchanging information of attacks and installing safety measures will minimize cyber attacks, says Dr. Amar Prasad Reddy, Additional Director – General, National Cyber Safety and Security Standards.”
- The Hindu Business Line



NATIONAL CYBER SAFETY AND SECURITY STANDARDS SUMMIT – 2014

THE HINDU SEP 21, 2014 PG 5

Call to establish Fast Track Courts to try cases of cyber crime

‘Convictions will result in better awareness of cyber laws’

“Former judges of the Madras High Court Justice Dr. T. N. Vallinayagam and Justice P. Jyothimani suggested slapping Goondas Act against persons indulging in cyber crimes and setting up fast track courts exclusively hear cyber crimes cases for bringing down cyber crimes. They were here on Saturday for addressing delegates on the two-day National Cyber Safety and Security Standards Summit-2014.”
- The Hindu



TIMES OF INDIA SEP 20 PG 5

Experts call for indigenous anti-virus to protect data

Cyber experts who met at National Cyber Safety and Security Standards Summit-2014 in Coimbatore on Friday said India should have its own anti-virus software to prevent the possibility of sensitive data being accessed by foreign companies who develop anti-virus.

The experts who met in Coimbatore under the aegis of National Cyber Safety and Security Standards Summit wanted the Government to find ways to deal with foreign search engines like Google that are reluctant or delay initiation of action on complaints. Judges and bureaucrats too, who were part of the deliberations, underlined the need for urgent steps to prevent cyber crimes.

Dr. S. Amar Prasad Reddy, Additional Director – General, National Cyber Safety and Security Standards, a self governed organization, said that the objective of the summit was to bring together Government, Private and Public enterprises and evolve a common standards for cyber safety.
- Times of India



THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS SEP 20 PG 3

‘Response to Cyber Crime Complaints Slow’

Google, Yahoo, and Facebook took more than 48 hours to respond to cyber crime complaints as none of these search engines and social networking sites had their nodal officers appointed in India, say cyber crime experts who participated in the National Cyber Safety and Security Standards Summit ‘ 14.

The Additional Director – General, National Cyber Safety and Security Standards, Dr. S. Amar Prasad Reddy said it was difficult or almost impossible to sort out the details of criminals in most of the cyber crime cases as the cyber crime police had to contact centres of all the popular search engines and social media sites outside the country for help. “Even before the objectionable content is taken down, damage could already be done to the victim as lakhs of people are active on these sites and chances are that certain people have saved it to their personal devices,” he added.

Around 18 State Government representatives, eight High Court Judges and Police representatives from various states participated.
- The New Indian Express



INTERNATIONAL CYBER CONFERENCE ‘ 15 (InCyCon)

Trinity Mirror, Page no.03, 11 August 2015, Chennai

International conference for Cyber Security solutions held

National Cyber Defence Research Centre (NCDRC) has organized InCyCon – International Cyber Conference – 2015, the two day International Conference for Cyber Security Solutions was held at B. S. Abdur Rahman University, Chennai.

Cyber Security Experts from various sector were participated in the conference and addressed the gathering of Government Departments, Academia, Public Sector Organizations, Corporate Companies, Students and given details of better understanding of today’s Cyber Security Solutions practice and the possibilities of improving the same.

NCDRC has embarked on setting up 60 Cyber Security Research Centre’s across India, with the objective of conducting research, training, and hands on lab environment for Universities, Industry and Professionals. These research labs will also be involved in analyzing and preventing cyber threats/attacks and forensics. In brief, NCDRC is setting up research centers across the country in collaboration with various Colleges and Universities.
- Trinity Mirror



The New Indian Express, Supplement. Education Express, Page no.04, 17 August 2015,Chennai & South India

NCDRC organizes International Cyber Conference - 2015

Naional Cyber Defence Research Centre (NCDRC) organized InCyCon – international Cyber Conference – 2015, the two day International Conference for Cyber Security Solutions on 7th & 8th August at BS Abdur Rahman University, Chennai. Dr. S. Amar Prasad Reddy, Additional Director – General, National Cyber Safety and Security Standards, VM Periasamy, Pro- Vice Chancellor and Vice Chancellor (Officiating), BS Abdur Rahman University, Chennai and cyber security experts from various sectors participated in the conference.
- The New Indian Express



News Today, Page no.03, 18 August 2015,Chennai

Cyber Meet held in Chennai

National Cyber Defence Research Centre (NCDRC) has organized InCyCon – International Cyber Conference – 2015, a two day international conference for cyber security solutions at B. S. Abdur Rahman University, Chennai.

The mission of the conference is to establish a multi-stakeholder consortium that brings together Industry, Government and Academic interests in an effort to improve the state of cyber security on both a domestic and international level.
- News Today



The Hindu, Supplement. DownTown, Page no.03, 16 August 2015,Chennai

Cyber conference held

National Cyber Defence Research Centre (NCDRC) has organized InCyCon – International Cyber Conference – 2015, a two day international conference for cyber security solutions at B. S. Abdur Rahman University, Chennai on 7th & 8th of August, 2015.

Dr. S. Amar Prasad Reddy, Additional Director – General, National Cyber Safety and Security Standards and Cyber Security Experts from various sectors participated in the conference.
- The Hindu