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NCX India

  • 19 Apr 2022
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Why in News?

Recently, the National Security Council Secretariat organised the National Cyber Security Incident Response Exercise (NCX India) .

  • NCX India will be conducted as a hybrid exercise over a period of ten days from 18th to 29th April 2022.
  • It is launched with the aim to train senior management and technical personnel of Government/Critical Sector organisations and agencies on contemporary cyber threats and handling cyber incidents and response.

What is the National Security Council?

  • NSC of India is a three-tiered organisation that oversees political, economic, energy and security issues of strategic concern.
  • The National Security Advisor (NSA) presides over the NSC and is also the primary advisor to the Prime Minister. The current National Security Advisor is Ajit Doval.
  • It was formed in 1998, where all aspects of national security are deliberated upon.

What is NCX India?

  • Platform: The platform for training is being provided by CyberExer Technologies, an Estonian cybersecurity company accredited for globally conducting several large cyber exercises.
  • Need: Digital Revolution taking place in the country and the launch of a large number of digital services by the Government.
    • In this context, Cyber Security remains the foundation of any successful Digital Transformation.
    • Any threats in cyberspace directly impact our social, economic and National Security and thus, there is a need to safeguard our Cyberspace.
  • Training Module: The participants will be trained on various key cyber security areas such as Intrusion Detection Techniques, Malware Information Sharing Platform (MISP), Vulnerability Handling & Penetration Testing, Network Protocols & Data Flows, Digital Forensics, etc.
  • Envisaged Goal: NCX India will help strategic leaders to better understand cyber threats, assess readiness, and develop skills for cyber crisis management and cooperation.
    • This will also help develop and test cybersecurity skills, teamwork, planning, communication, critical thinking, and decision-making.

Source: PIB

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