Center for Cyber Security and Research Innovation (CSRI) is a part of the Cybersecurity domain research program. CSRI is dedicated to providing industry-driven cybersecurity analytical conclusions with real-world impact and innovative solutions to real-world cybersecurity concerns. CSRI’s call to Nepal government for refined ‘Cybersecurity Policy 2021Draft’, claiming there are numerous gaps to close.
Today, digitization has made our lives easier. Meanwhile, with everything connected to the internet, privacy dangers are more prevalent than ever before.
To a significant extent, all governments have been confronted with data security challenges. As a result, governments all over the world, including Nepal, are attempting to put in place appropriate cybersecurity policies to combat cyberattacks and cybercrime.
Nepal’s government plans to pass new cybersecurity regulations. Due to flaws in Nepal’s cybersecurity system, multiple incidences of ATM hacking and social media harassment have been documented in recent years.
Cybersecurity concerns are now dealt with by the Department of Information Technology’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT). To define detection rules and organize reactions, the team engages with security operations center teams.
To govern and address cybersecurity challenges, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has prepared a new policy draft, “National Cyber Security Policy 2021.”
The draft of the new National Cyber Security Policy for 2021 begins with information on the need for cybersecurity policy. Also, the need for a new law, problems, goals, strategy, work plan, and organizational structure.
Citizens, businesses, and the government of Nepal should be able to reap the full benefits of a safe, secure, and resilient cyberspace. Also, able to access knowledge and share information while understanding and addressing risks.
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As the process evolves, ensuring governance and transparency through the use of information technology. The expectation is for effective general management. With the advancement of information technology, increased use, and dynamics of information systems, and unrivaled access to information systems, the future looks bright. The problems are getting worse by the day.
The current information system’s security is growing increasingly difficult. To safeguard against the scourge of the international information system, it was national. Women’s rights to live in peace have grown increasingly important. Minimization and corruption can be avoided from the information processing system to avoid possible damage. For the first time, the National Policy on Safeguards Security has been amended.
Usage of cybersecurity research and the advancement of information technology is growing day-to-day. While information is being collected to reduce the effect and ensure appropriate cybersecurity. The National Information Agency provides emergency help within the framework of the report. So far, the National Information Technology Emergency Response Team has been formed. The same government established the National Directorate of Security Center. The state of information technology is evolving.
Developing safe, secure, and flexible cyberspace, legislation and standards are essential. Information system and Information Technology Bases of Security, International Curriculum Structures of institutions and organizations will be enhanced.
Strong and secure environment, standards, and procedures to improve cybersecurity. While generating energy that is efficient in terms of cybersecurity. Also, recognizing the current state of security awareness. Strengthen cybersecurity by enlisting the help of other international organizations. Creating a fully functional online environment is the strategy of the new Cybersecurity Policy 2021 Draft.
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Legally avoiding cyber risks, necessary cybersecurity procedures were established. The legal and legal systems must be integrated into one unit to secure a civilized state. The Security Act will be reviewed, and additional essential laws will be passed.
The National Trade Transactions Act will be updated to conform to international norms. This policy will be evaluated every five years on a national level. The Ministry of Information and Communication will be in charge of assessing the Act’s implementation.
However, broader stakeholder mapping and consultation would be the way to determine the exact scope of the need for cybersecurity policy.
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