Adversaries need to recognise that India’s cyber capabilities – and its intent to act on them – will be enough to overcome any cyber-attack or border provocation they launch.
A cyber security researcher widely credited with helping to neutralise the global “WannaCry” ransomware attack earlier this year has been arrested on unrelated hacking charges.
Though the devastating WannaCry ransomware attack was a failure on the NSA’s part, current UN cyber norms are far too weak to hold any international actor – let alone the US – responsible.
Following the economic sanctions placed on Russia by Ukraine earlier this weeks, the country is accusing Russia of an organised cyber attack on its government.
The attempt started after a bank employee opened up an email attachment that appeared to come from the RBI but actually contained malware.
The review of the cyber attacks and its timeline are a signal that Obama wants the issue addressed before he hands power to President-elect Donald Trump.
From mandatory disclosures to improving CERT-IN’s functioning and transparency, there is much to be done in the event of future cyber attacks.