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United States rejected Putin's offer to cooperate on cybersecurity

The US authorities for the first time publicly responded to the proposal of Russian President Vladimir Putin to resume cooperation in the field of international information security. US Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers called the Kremlin's initiative "nothing more than false rhetoric, cynical and cheap propaganda.” And Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Russia is dismissive of public security and international stability in cyberspace.

On September 25, Vladimir Putin invited the US authorities to resume cooperation in the field of international information security, which began in 2013 but was frozen due to disagreements over Ukraine and Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

The President of the Russian Federation then stated that the dialogue in the cyber sphere should not be a "hostage" of political disputes, and proposed a four-point program for restoring cooperation.

In a statement, the Russian President said that "the risk of a large-scale confrontation in the digital sphere is one of the main strategic challenges of our time." "Special responsibility" for preventing cyberwarfare lies, as the Kremlin said, "on key players in the field of international information security," that is, primarily on Russia and the United States.

On October 7, in an interview with the Russia TV channel, Vladimir Putin complained that there was no response to his proposal from the United States. "Unfortunately, as with a number of our other initiatives, there is no response to this, I believe, very important topic, although there are continuing complaints against us about our hyperactivity in the information sphere, interference in elections there, and so on, which have absolutely no basis,” said Mr. Putin.

The Union Government To Come Up With National Cyber Security Strategy 2020

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval announced that the Union government is set to come up with National Cyber Security Strategy 2020 for guaranteeing a safe, secured, trusted, and resilient cyberspace. 

The proposed strategy toward uniting all cybersecurity agencies for making sure about, reinforcing, and synergizing the cybersecurity ecosystem by closely connecting with businesses, citizens, and beyond.

That endeavors were being made by adversaries to exploit the crisis in the wake of the pandemic through different misinformation, fake news, and social media campaigns. 

"For our adversaries, the huge data floating around in cyberspace is a goldmine for extracting information to undermine the privacy of our citizens and add to the vulnerability of protecting data of our critical information infrastructure, “Mr. Doval said.

He said that phishing campaigns utilizing the Coronavirus theme targeted banks, defence, and critical infrastructure during this period. 

Mr. Doval drew attention to how various conspicuous UPI IDs and web portals were produced while fake Arogya Setu applications propped up to misuse individuals' data only hours after the Prime Minister announced the launch of the PM Cares fund. 

He stated, "Malicious domains and websites to the tune of around 5,000 were registered in a short span of time. We have also witnessed an increase of 500% in cybercrime owing to people’s limited awareness and poor cyber hygiene. Financial frauds have also increased tremendously owing to the increased reliance on digital payment platforms...”

He regretted that absence of indigenous digital solutions like information-sharing facilities and social media platforms had antagonistically influenced the country's self-reliance and cybersecurity. 

He encouraged new start-ups to think of solutions linked with the nation's requirements and build-up ability to guarantee that the country's critical cyber assets were being monitored by skillful native professionals in resonance with the Prime Minister's take for Atmanirbhar.

Warning! Ireland's National Cyber Security Strategy; Fight Against Cyber-Crime

Ireland is all set to fight cyber-crime with its recently updated “National Cyber Security Strategy” which is way ahead of the last one the nation had.

This security strategy is just a way to meticulously ensure that the Irish netizens fully enjoy their digital rights and contribute to the internet society.

Per sources, the report cites that any minor or major cyber-attack on the multinational titans of the technological world could directly harm the security of data centers of the county.

The nation’s economic as well as political future depends on its cyber-security. The forthcoming Irish elections could be hindered easily if it were left to un-secure cyber-points.

Per reports, Ireland happens to hold more than 28% of the European Union’s data which in turn, in turn, is the headquarters of numerous big-time technology companies across the globe.

Hence, it is of the utmost importance to keep the country’s networks and devices essentially secured and tight against cyber-attack which is the aim of the Irish “National Cyber Security Strategy”.

If any of the prestigious institutions were to be even slightly compromised it would pose a direct threat to the business encompassed within the EU which in turn could lead to an economic disaster.

Ireland has never been too strong in terms of its cyber defense tactics and strategies as proven by the various attacks it has faced over the years.

Allegedly, the Cyber Security Strategy clearly mentions the challenges the Irish government faces especially regarding sensitive information.

Earlier the concepts of cyber-security were restricted to devices and networks that functioned on the internet wherein the targets could have been technology giants or other individuals.

But ever since the diaspora of the cyber-world and the evolution that it’s enjoyed ever since there are more serious matters that need attention like the electoral processes and other legislative tasks that need excessive secure conditions.

Irish military infrastructure, public sector security, the Irish political processes and almost every other thing that requires interconnected networks and devices, are all strong at the mercy of a safe and secure cyber environment.

Therefore it’s imperative for the nation to completely and effusively realize every single part of the strategy to their utmost capacity.