UPSC CSE – SYLLABUS – GS – 3- Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.

Increasing Cyber Intrusions

Cyber Intrusions and Attacks have increased dramatically over the last decade, exposing sensitive personal and business information, disrupting critical operations, and imposing high costs on the economy. India was ranked among the top five countries to be affected by cybercrime, according to a 22 October report by online security firm” Symantec Corp.

Cyberspace has inherent vulnerabilities that cannot be removed. With an increase in internet penetration, India faces the following challenges,

Measures taken so far:

Way forward:

Source:” Financial Express”.


Cyber-attacks have increased dramatically and hence pose a challenge to the Indian cyberspace. What measures have been taken to address this? Also, suggest a way forward.