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Cyber Security : Indian perspective 8 Feb 2009 Dr. Gulshan Rai Director, CERT-IN Govt. of India

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1 Cyber Security : Indian perspective 8 Feb 2009 Dr. Gulshan Rai Director, CERT-IN Govt. of India

2 Web Sites (WWW) 1993Web Invented and implemented 130 Nos. web sites Nos Nos Million Nos Million Nos. Web Evolution

3 33 Internet Infrastructure in INDIA

4 Innovation fostering the Growth of NGNs Smart devices –Television –Computers –PDA –Mobile Phone ( Single device to provide an end-to-end, seamlessly secure access) Application Simplicity –Preference of single, simple and secure interface to access applications or content –Ubiquitous interface - web browser Flexible Infrastructure Because of these areas of evolution, today’s NGNs are defined more by the services they support than by traditional demarcation of Physical Infrastructure.

5 The Emergence of NGNs The communication network operating two years ago are father’s telecommunication Network. NGNs are teenager’s Network. No longer consumer and business accept the limitation of single-use device or network. Both individuals and Business want the ability to communicate, work and be entertained over any device, any time, anywhere. The demand of these services coupled with innovation in technology is advancing traditional telecommunication far outside its original purpose.

6 6 The Complexity of Today’s Network Changes Brought in IT Large network as backbone for connectivity across the country Multiple Service providers for providing links – BSNL, MTNL, Reliance, TATA, Rail Tel Multiple Technologies to support network infrastructure CDMA, VSAT, DSL Multiple Applications Router Internet Intranet Unmanaged Device New PC Internet Perimeter Network Branch Offices Remote Workers Home Users Unmanaged Devices Router Branch Offices Desktops Laptops Servers Extranet Servers Router Network Infrastructure Unmanaged Devices Perimeter Network Servers Trends shaping the future Ubiquitous computing, networking and mobility Embedded Computing Security IPv6 VoIP

7 Challenges for Network Operator Business challenges include new Pricing Structure, new relationship and new competitors. Technical challenges include migrating and integrating with new advances in technologies from fibre optics, installation of Wi-Fi support. Developing a comprehensive Security Policy and architecture in support of NGN services.

8 To Reap Benefits To reap benefits of NGN, the operator must address –Technology –Risk –Security –Efficiency

9 NGN Architecture Identify Layer Compromises of end users owned by a telecom or a third-party service provider accessing services using devices like PC, PDA or mobile phone, to connect to the Internet Service Layer Hosts service applications and provides a framework for the creation of customer-focused services provided by either operator or a third-party service provider Network Layer Performs service execution, service management, network management and media control functions Connects with the backbone network Internet Third-Party Application Untrusted Web Tier Service Provider Application Service Delivery Platform (Service Provider ) Service Delivery Platform Common Framework Backbone Network Partly Trusted

10 10 Growing Concern Computing Technology has turned against us Exponential growth in security incidents –Pentagon, US in 2007 –Estonia in April 2007 –Computer System of German Chancellory and three Ministries –Highly classified computer network in New Zealand & Australia Complex and target oriented software Common computing technologies and systems Constant probing and mapping of network systems

11 Cyber Threat Evolution Virus Breaking Web Sites Malicious Code (Melissa) Advanced Worm / Trojan (I LOVE YOU) Identity Theft (Phishing) Organised Crime Data Theft, DoS / DDoS

12 Cyber attacks being observed Web defacement Spam Spoofing Proxy Scan Denial of Service Distributed Denial of Service Malicious Codes –Virus –Bots Data Theft and Data Manipulation –Identity Theft –Financial Frauds Social engineering Scams

13 13 Security Incidents reported during 2008

14 Trends of Incidents Sophisticated attacks –Attackers are refining their methods and consolidating assets to create global networks that support coordinated criminal activity Rise of Cyber Spying and Targeted attacks –Mapping of network, probing for weakness/vulnerabilities Malware propagation through Website intrusion –Large scale SQL Injection attacks like Asprox Botnet Malware propagation through Spam on the rise –Storm worm, which is one of the most notorious malware programs seen during , circulates through spam

15 Trends of Incidents Phishing –Increase in cases of fast-flux phishing and rock-phish –Domain name phishing and Registrar impersonation Crimeware –Targeting personal information for financial frauds Information Stealing through social networking sites Rise in Attack toolkits –Toolkits like Mpack and Neospolit can launch exploits for browser and client-side vulnerabilities against users who visit a malicious or compromised sites

16 Global Attack Trend Source: Websense

17 17 Top originating countries – Malicious code

18 18 Three faces of cyber crime Organised Crime Terrorist Groups Nation States

19 Security of Information Assets Security of information & information assets is becoming a major area of concern With every new application, newer vulnerabilities crop up, posing immense challenges to those who are mandated to protect the IT assets Coupled with this host of legal requirements and international business compliance requirements on data protection and privacy place a huge demand on IT/ITES/BPO service organizations We need to generate ‘Trust & Confidence’

20 Challenges before the Industry

21 Model Followed Internationally Internationally, the general approach has been to have legal drivers supported by suitable verification mechanism. For example, in USA Legal drivers have been –SOX –HIPPA –GLBA –FISMA etc. In Europe, the legal driver has been the “Data Protection Act” supported by ISO27001 ISMS.

22 22 Confidentiality INFORMATION SECURITY Integrity Availability Authenticity Security Policy People Process Technology Regulatory Compliance Access Control Security Audit User Awareness Program Incident Response Firewall, IPS/IDS Encryption, PKI Antivirus Information Security Management

23 Cyber Security Strategy – India Security Policy, Compliance and Assurance – Legal Framework –IT Act, 2000 –IT (Amendment) Bill, 2006 – Data Protection & Computer crimes –Best Practice ISO –Security Assurance Framework- IT/ITES/BPO Companies Security Incident – Early Warning & Response –CERT-In National Cyber Alert System –Information Exchange with international CERTs Capacity building –Skill & Competence development –Training of law enforcement agencies and judicial officials in the collection and analysis of digital evidence –Training in the area of implementing information security in collaboration with Specialised Organisations in US Setting up Digital Forensics Centres –Domain Specific training – Cyber Forensics Research and Development –Network Monitoring –Biometric Authentication –Network Security International Collaboration

24 Status of security and quality compliance in India Quality and Security –Large number of companies in India have aligned their internal process and practices to international standards such as ISO 9000 CMM Six Sigma Total Quality Management –Some Indian companies have won special recognition for excellence in quality out of 18 Deming Prize winners for Total Quality Management in the last five years, six are Indian companies.

25 ISO 27001/BS7799 Information Security Management Government has mandated implementation of ISO27001 ISMS by all critical sectors ISMS has mainly three components –Technology –Process –Incident reporting and monitoring 296 certificates issued in India out of 7735 certificates issued worldwide Majority of certificates issued in India belong to IT/ITES/BPO sector

26 Information Technology – Security Techniques Information Security Management System World China Italy JapanSpain India USA ISO (175 counties)

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28 CERT-In Work Process Department of Information Technology Detection Analysis Dissemination & Support Analysis Recovery Detect Dissemination ISP Hot Liners Press & TV / Radio Home Users Private Sectors Major ISPs Foreign Ptns

29 Distributed Honeypot Deployment

30 PC & End User Security: Auto Security Patch Update Windows Security Patch Auto Update No. of Download ActiveX: 18 Million Internet Microsoft Download Ctr. ActiveX DL Server Sec. Patch ActiveX Site

31 Incident Response Help Desk PC & End User Security Internet PSTN Make a call using 1800 – Send fax using 1800 – Communicate through at Number of security incidents handled during 2008 (till Oct): 1425 Vulnerability Assessment Service

32 Int’l Co-op: Cyber Security Drill Joint International Incident Handling Coordination Drill Participated APCERT International Incident Handling Drill 2006 Participants: 13 APCERT Members and New Zealand, Vietnam including 5 major Korean ISPs Scenario: Countermeasure against Malicious Code and relevant infringement as DDoS attack Participated APCERT International Incident Handling Drill 2007 Participants: 13 APCERT Members + Korean ISPs Scenario: DDoS and Malicious Code Injection To be Model: World Wide Cyber Security Incidents Drill among security agencies

33 Thank you Incident Response Help Desk Phone: FAX: incident at cert-in.org.in


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