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“The case for an India-US partnership in cyber security” – Takshashila Institution discussion document

Takshashila Institution has released a discussion documents authored by me titled “The case for an India-US partnership in cyber security.” The executive summary reads:

The rapid development and the increasing reliance on information and communication technology (ICT) and cyberspace in the last couple of decades have changed the way every aspect of the society works. Countries like India that hope to exploit the power and reach of ICT for their development should at the same time be wary of the vulnerabilities in their systems.

These ICT systems and cyberspace are highly complex, some of whose properties we are just beginning to understand and appreciate. In order to successfully defend against attacks on these infrastructure and systems, India should actively invest in researching and developing cyber security solutions and collaborating with other countries that share similar objectives.

This paper recommends that Indian institutions, both in the private and public sector, should engage with those from the United States in a partnership role to tackle issues related to cyber security and information infrastructure protection.

Please feel free to comment on the topic, find flaws with the logic or discuss anything related to the topic in the comments to this post.

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