A national cybercrime and coordination centre meant to fend off such attacks is still awaiting approval
The recent data hack at Sony Pictures that has threatened a cyber-war between the US and North Korea has raised questions about the preparedness of India if faced with a similar attack. Experts are concerned that the country may not be adequately armed to counter such attacks towards its corporations or the government. A National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC), which was planned to monitor traffic flowing through the country pipes and possibly fend off such attacks has been on the drawing board for a couple of years now and is still awaiting approval. The country can only find solace in the fact that its Internet penetration is still one of the lowest in the world and digitisation by corporate and governments is still limited.