TOPIC: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
7) Espionage activities through the use of digital tools are increasing in the recent past, in this context discuss the need for India to invest and recruit heavily in counter-measures against social media espionage. ( 250 words)
Why this question:
Espionage activities through the use of digital tools are increasing in the recent past. The article presents a detailed discussion on the same.
It was recently found out that a spy from Pakistan had managed to get access to secret and crucial information pertaining to Indian security through the means of honey-trap by using social media.
Key demand of the question:
Discuss the emergence of espionage and other methods of cyber terrorism with the coming of newer digital tools and the urgency to curb them.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
In brief narrate what are Espionage activities.
Discuss the emergence of espionage activities with increasingly coming of digital tools – for example explain what Honey trap is? – It is an investigative
practice involving the use of romantic or sexual relationships for interpersonal, political, or monetary purpose.
Discuss what are the challenges involved.
Explain what measures need to be taken.
Role of government agencies and other stakeholders.
Conclude with way forward.