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Cyber Security Wing under IB
Jun 23, 2015

On the basis of an in-house analysis and amid perceived threat of radicalisation of young men through cyber means, the Union Home Ministry has given a go-ahead for the creation of cyber-security architecture within the Intelligence Bureau (IB) that will work independently of the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO), which works under the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). The wing, which will work under IB, will have strength of 500 officials, headed by a joint director rank officer.

  • IB has a separate wing for cyber-security but the creation of a full-fledged wing is required to tackle loopholes. 

  • In the past, it was seen that cyberspace was used to recruit young people to join terrorist outfits like IS. 

  • The threat emanating from this medium is imminent and a dedicated team to crackdown on it needed urgently.

Earlier this year, terming cyber security threat as a big challenge, the Union Home Minister Rajnath had informed Parliament that an expert committee had been set up to suggest ways to tackle the problem. Though the committee was supposed to submit its report by May this year, it has sought an extension.

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