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India-ITU joint CyberDrill 2021 for Indian entities

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International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Department of Telecommunications operating under the Ministry of Communications conducted a Joint Cyber Drill 2021. The cyber drill was conducted for the Critical Network Infrastructure operators of India. The Critical Network Infrastructure are the systems, assets and networks that are essential to ensure the security of a country.

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What is the aim of Cyber Drill?

  • It aims to improve the cyber security readiness of India. Also, it aims to improve the protection and incident response capability of the country.
  • During the cyber drill, the cyberattacks and information security incidents were simulated. And the participants were trained to defend and respond against such incidents. Thus, the drill helped to test the cyber capabilities of an organisation.

Benefits:

  • The drill emphasized the role of the Computer Security Incident Response Team and Computer Incident and Response Team (CIRT). The CIRT is responsible for handling security breaches
  • It also strengthened India’s capability in protecting critical information infrastructure and building cyber resilience.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • International Telecommunication Union Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland;
  • International Telecommunication Union Founded: 17 May 1865;
  • International Telecommunication Union Head Secretary-General: Houlin Zhao.

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