Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will be upgrading National Information Security Policy and Guidelines (NISPG) to enhance the security of the government data.
According to an official, ‘There are issues relating to physical security of a computer. Like what happens if the device becomes obsolete? What about the hard disk, will it be destroyed before the computer is discarded? Then there are issues relating to the network as well. If information is riding on own cyber cable, then everything can be encrypted, but if it is riding on a commercially available one, then you will have to make sure that guidelines are complied with. Basically, the whole policing system in India that began in 1860 is now being replicated in cyberspace. It will evolve gradually. The new guidelines will also take care of the procedures. If 50 people are accessing some data, it requires a wider security network. Audit trail has to be left, red flags should be raised’.