Since the launch of the National Cyber Security Policy in 2013, India has needed a futuristic Strategy that will not only mandate the need for cybersecurity across all sectors but will help the entire economic and political pipeline identify and strategise for growth and success appropriately. With new concepts like data sovereignty, and the 4th generation Industrial revolution like AI, IoT, 5th Generation technologies, geospatial and other technologies the possibility of citizens being individually targeted and scope for non-kinetic warfare, make a cybersecurity strategy most imperative. A policy framework is the need of the hour.
Centre for Knowledge Sovereignty (CKS) in association with Centre for Joint Warfare Studies (CENJOWS) and IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, formerly Indian Merchants’ Chamber (IMC) thus, hosted series of roundtables that focused on deliberating challenges the nation will face if we remain oblivious to cybersecurity and the need for the same, alongside the solutions that each sector can provide.
The discussions were compiled into a set of recommendations that were then submitted to Lieutenant General Dr. Rajesh Pant (Retd), PVSM, AVSM, VSM, PhD, Chief of National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC) and have been published in this book.
Post the roundtables, the attendees and few relevant stakeholders who were unable to attend were requested to submit their views in the form of articles. This book is a compilation of all articles and discussions concerning the roundtables conducted under the title of Cybersecurity& Citizen 2030.