Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
10-December-2010 17:23 IST
Secrecy of Digital Files
The Government is aware of the threats to digital information and has taken appropriate steps to safeguard sensitive information. The details of measures taken to protect the secrecy of digital files are:

i. Government has issued computer security guidelines to all Ministries/Departments to protect Information Technology infrastructure assets and implementation of best practices so as to maintain confidentiality of classified/sensitive data and information in their computer systems/networks.

ii. The organizations operating critical information infrastructure have been advised to implement information security management practices based on International Standard ISO 27001.

iii. Ministries and Departments have been advised to carry out their Information Technology systems audit regularly to ensure robustness of their systems.

iv. National Informatics Centre (NIC) is continuously strengthening the security of the network operated by them and its services by enforcing security policies, conducting regular security audits and deploying various technologies at different levels of the network to defend against the newer attack techniques.

v. The Information Technology Act, 2000 as amended by the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008 has been enforced on 27.10.2009. The Act provides legal framework to address the issues connected with security breaches of information technology infrastructure.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Communications & Information Technology, Shri Sachin Pilot in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.