Volume I Issue II

Patenting: Product of Nature

Aditi Sharma
Institute Of Law, Nirma University, Gujarat, India.
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Rupesh Jain
New Law College,Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune, India

An Era of Cyber Security: A Distant Dream

Abstract:

In the twentieth century our country saw a magnificent and enormous growth in Information Technology and e-commerce which involves electronic and commercial transactions.  With the enhancement in technology and rapid applied sciences based development of a country safeguarding the negative impacts with certain stringent and effective laws became the need of an hour. Unfortunately India had no legislative framework or policies to protect the evil outcomes of technology and rampant usage of e-commerce.In the year 2000 the Information Technology Act was introduced to safeguard the security concerns and to provide legal recognition for transactions carried out by means of electronic data interchange and other means of electronic communication. Implementing effective cyber security provisions to monitor and protect information became necessity. Cyber Security means a body of technologies, processes, and practices designed and worked to protect networks, devices, programs and data from attack, unauthorized or illegal access or damage. Cyber security is a practice to be protected from cyber-attacks which involves series of cyber security threats to the systems, networks, and programs. Along with the legislation in the year 2013 National Cyber Security Policy came from the Department of Electronics and Information Technology which aimed at protecting public and private individual or infrastructure from cyber-attacks. This paper highlights the issues relating to cyber security, types of cyber security threats prevailing, the legislative framework, the objectives of national cyber security policy, and the ways to ensure a secure and resilient cyberspace.
Keywords: e-commerce, electronic transactions, cyber security, cyber threats.