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What are the threats posed by communication networks to the internal security of India? Discuss.

Topic: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.

6. What are the threats posed by communication networks to the internal security of India? Discuss. (250 words)

Reference:   idsa.in

Why the question:

The question is from the static portions of GS paper III, part internal security.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in detail the threats posed by the communication networks to the internal security of India.

Directive:

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:

Introduction:

Start with what communication Networks are.

Body:

Communication networks are defined as “the computer resource, the incapacitation or destruction of which, shall have a debilitating impact on national security, economy, public health or safety” in the IT Act, 2000. They form a part of our critical information infrastructure.

Explain the importance of communication networks.

Discuss the key Security threats to communication networks.

Highlight the policies and programs in this direction.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.