Improving the Processes for Disclosing Security Vulnerabilities to Government Entities in India

18 Pages Posted: 7 Oct 2019

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Karan Saini

Centre for Internet and Society

Pranesh Prakash

Centre for Internet and Society

Elonnai Hickok

Centre for Internet and Society (CIS)

Date Written: March 20, 2019

Abstract

This policy brief draws from knowledge that has been gathered from various sources, including information sourced from newspaper and journal articles, current law and policy, as well as from interviews the researchers conducted with various members of the Indian information security community. This policy brief touches upon the issue of vulnerability disclosures, specifically those that are made by individuals to the Government, while exploring prevalent challenges with the same and making recommendations as to how the Government’s vulnerability disclosure processes could potentially be improved.

Keywords: vulnerability disclosure, information technology act

Suggested Citation

Saini, Karan and Prakash, Pranesh and Hickok, Elonnai, Improving the Processes for Disclosing Security Vulnerabilities to Government Entities in India (March 20, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3459416 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3459416

Karan Saini (Contact Author)

Centre for Internet and Society ( email )

No. 194, 2nd ‘C’ Cross
Domlur, 2nd Stage
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560071
India

Pranesh Prakash

Centre for Internet and Society ( email )

194, 2-C Cross,
Domlur Stage 2
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071
India
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Elonnai Hickok

Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) ( email )

No. 194, 2nd ‘C’ Cross
Domlur, 2nd Stage
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560071
India

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