India’s National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) and the UK Government in collaboration with BAE Systems successfully designed and conducted the Cyber Security Exercise for 26 Countries.

 

Details

  • The exercise has been conducted as part of the International Counter Ransomware Initiative- Resilience Working Group which is being led by India under the leadership of National Cyber Security Coordinator (NCSC).
  • The theme of the exercise is based on Energy Sector in which the respective National Cyber Crisis Management Teams of the CRI (Counter Ransomware Initiative) Partner Nations will have to deal with a ransomware attack on multiple electricity distribution companies.
  • These companies are responsible for the distribution of electricity to domestic customers and are the last link to the public supply. The exercise explores the complexity of decision-making around response to ransomware on Critical National Infrastructure.
  • The aim to organise this virtual Cyber Exercise on Ransomware Resilience is to simulate a large, wide-spread cyber security incident affecting organisations within a country.
  • National Cyber Security Coordinator (NCSC) under National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) coordinates with different agencies at the national level for cyber security matters.

 

About the ‘National Cyber Security Coordinator’

  • National Cyber Security Coordinator (NCSC) under National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) coordinates with different agencies at the national level for cyber security matters.
  • National Cyber Security Coordinator mandate —
      • to advise the National Security Council in overseeing and compliance of all the cyber security aspects including implementation of action plans in cyber security by the nodal agencies, evaluation and analysis of incidents, then forming incident response monitoring teams.
      • There is an aspect of international forums and providing consultation and guidance to state governments.
      • And also engage with the private industry for formulation of policies.