News : Govt proposes agency to monitor internet traffic

NEW DELHI: The Government is mulling setting up of a National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC) for assessing cyber security threat on a real time basis and monitoring of internet traffic.

Recently a high-level meeting was called at the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) during which establishment of NCCC was deliberated upon.

The meeting, which was attended by officers from the IB, RAW, DRDO, Home Ministry and Army, was given a presentation of the proposal for NCCC and other cyber security related issues.

“Establishment of a multi-agency NCCC for real time assessment of cyber security threat in the country and generation of an actionable report or alerts for proactive actions…,” was the purpose according to minutes of the meeting.

“The NCCC would scan traffic within the country, flowing at the point of entry and exit, including international gateway,” the meeting was informed.

The proposed NCCC would be the first layer for threat monitoring and all communication with government and private service providers would be through this body only.

“NCCC would be in virtual contact with the Control room of Internet service providers,” the meeting was told.

The manpower required for the proposed NCCC would be finalised by NSCS on a fast-track basis, it said.



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