The Indian government has decided to take a more proactive stance on cyber security, and a team of experts has been appointed to oversee the implementation of the digital transformation.
The team includes technologists, accountants and others with a “specialised understanding of the technology,” according to a government press release.
It has been tasked with working on a set of cyber security measures, including the creation of a National Cyber Security Team (NCST), to ensure the security of all information.
The NCST will consist of six officers and a chief secretary, according to the government.
The government also plans to create a cyber safety portal that will allow people to report any cyber crime, cyber attack or attack on the country, and will provide them with information on the cyber vulnerabilities in the country.
The portal will also allow them to share their experiences with others, as well as provide feedback on the system.
The announcement comes after a spate of cyber attacks and ransomware attacks in the last few months.
The country has been facing several cyber attacks since December, when hackers targeted banks, government offices, and the Indian Railways.
Since then, several companies, including banks, have had to pay ransom payments of ₹1 lakh in bitcoin to their customers to access their systems.
In March, a ransom of ⅓ lakh was paid to the Indian government to access the data of an Indian company that provided IT services to the country’s National Herald newspaper, and later demanded ₂15 million in bitcoin.