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Cabinet Committee on Security approves the setting up of a new National Security Directive

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  • December 19, 2020
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Cabinet Committee on Security approves the setting up of a new National Security Directive

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Infrastructure

In news

  • Recently, the Cabinet Committee on Security has approved the setting up of a new National Security Directive on the telecommunication sector.

Key takeaways 

  • It aims to classify telecom products and their sources under the ‘trusted’ and ‘non-trusted’ categories.
  • It will make its decision based on approval of the National Security Committee on Telecom.
  • It will be headed by the deputy National Security Advisor (NSA). 
  • It will have members from other departments and ministries, independent experts and two members from the industry.
  • The National Cyber Security Coordinator is the designated authority and will devise the methodology to designate trusted products.

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