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How Chennai's BOSS is protecting Indian Army against espionage

By Vicky
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BOSS or Bharat Operating System Solutions will now guard the Indian Army's communication and information networks. The new software was developed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushed for enhancing cyber security. The Indian Army is currently testing the software which will guard against espionage.

Currently the Northern Command has been evaluating BOSS at its headquarters. This would replace the foreign solutions and provide more security. The software has been developed by the CDAC Chennai and the new software is extremely crucial for the Indian Army.

Protecting the Army

Protecting the Army

The BOSS is an important initiative in a world where cyber security is a threat and the Indian Army faces the risk of espionage. With neighbours such as Pakistan and China, it becomes very important to protect the Army's infrastructure.

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Switching to Indian software

Switching to Indian software

Currently the Indian army has been using foreign origin software. It was found that this could not be considered as safe and hence a shift had to be made to a software of Indian origin.

Photo credit: PTI

Tri-services cyber-agency

Tri-services cyber-agency

India is now coming up with a tri-services cyber agency which will deal with cyber security. It would have both offensive and defensive cyber capablities.

Photo credit: PTI

Espionage fears

Espionage fears

A couple of years back, an advisory had been issued by the Air Force to its personnel against the use of mobile phone of a particular firm. This advisory was issued to avoid being snooped upon.

Photo credit: PTI

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