Alkesh Kumar Sharma inaugurates G20 Cyber Security Exercise and Drill

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Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, inaugurated the G20 Cyber Security Exercise and Drill for over 400 domestic and international participants under India's G20 Presidency in New Delhi on 31 January.

An overview of the news

  • This cyber security exercise and drill was conducted in hybrid mode (physical and virtual) by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team.

  • International participants from more than 12 countries participated in it through online mode.

  • Domestic participants from various sectors such as Finance, Education, Telecom, Ports & Shipping, Energy and IT/ITES participated in person as well as in virtual mode.

  • Cyber incidents are changing rapidly and affecting not only one nation but also having international ramifications.

  • Countering cyber attacks requires resilience for which there is an urgent need to act collectively.

  • The first table top exercise focused on Crisis Management and Crisis Communication was conducted for the Board and Top Management on the theme "Synergy to Counter Global Cyber Crisis".

  • The second table top exercise, an operational drill was designed for CISOs and mid-management on the theme "Building Collective Cyber Resilience".

  • The entire scenario for the exercise was modeled from real life cyber incidents which included cyber extortion, data breach, supply chain attacks and disruptions.

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