Fact Box: National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC)

India to establish NCCC for spying on cyber threats

Indian government will establish its own multi-agency body — National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC) — that would carry out “real-time assessment of cyber security threats” and “generate actionable reports/alerts for proactive actions” by law enforcement agencies.

NCCC , to be set up at a cost of Rs 1000 crore, would be a multi-agency body under Department of Electronics and IT. It will function in sync with other government agencies. These agencies include:

  • National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS)
  • Intelligence Bureau (IB)
  • Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)
  • Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In)
  • National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO)
  • Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
  • DIARA (Defence Information Assurance and Research Agency)
  • Army, Navy, Air Force
  • Department of Telecommunications

What will be its functions?

It will be India’s first layer for cyber threat monitoring and all communication with government and private service providers would be through this body only. The NCCC would be in virtual contact with the control room of all Internet Service Providers to scan traffic within the country, flowing at the point of entry and exit, including international gateway. Apart from monitoring the Internet, the NCCC would look into various threats posed by cyber attacks. The agency will provide law enforcement agencies direct access to all Internet accounts, be it e-mails, blogs or social networking data.

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