SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.
On the backdrop of India’s premier Private Defence sector company suffering a data breach with designs, diagrams and details of propellents and explosive details of some of the Indian weapons systems manufactured by them being dumped on the dark web for sale, Dr Girish S Deodhare, Director General of the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) claimed that contractors and outsourcing partners of India’s Tejas Mk1 and Mk2 and AMCA program will not face similar issues due to robust cyber defence in place of this program partners.
Deodhare confirmed that security audits are regularly carried out by ADA officials on outsourcing partners of India’s fighter jet programs and cyber security of the private sector companies is vetted before contracts are awarded to them by the company.
Deodhare didn’t confirm but acknowledged previous attempts being made and the risks of industrial-scale cyber-espionage operations being carried out by hostile nations on many indigenous programs.
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