Brig. Abhimanyu Ghosh (Retd.)

Brig. Abhimanyu Ghosh (Retd.)

Senior Fellow for Cyber Security and Digital Technologies

Email: abhi.ghosh@dpg.org.in

Brig Abhimanyu Ghosh had a distinguished career of 35 years in Indian Army that included his assignment as UN Military Observer in Angola (Africa). As a Brigadier he was Chief Signal Officer of a Strike Corps (Army) and commanded the Army Cyber Security Establishment (ACSE).After superannuation in 2010, he served for more than 7 years at the Indian National Security Council Secretariat in the Prime Minister’s Office extensively involved with Policy Making processes at the Apex National level on Cyber Security and Technological Issues.
 
At NSCS, he has contributed significantly in coordinating Cyber Security Policy implementation on diverse issues including Inter Agency and Multi Stake Holder Cooperation, International Cooperation, Capacity Building and collaboration with Industry. He had represented NSCS in several Bilateral Dialogues on Cyber Security Cooperation and drafted Agreements/Frameworks for such Cooperations. He was a member of Indian delegation at Multilateral International Conferences on Cyber Security including Munich Security Conference in 2011, UNGGE Meetings on Development in ICT in the context of International Security at Geneva and New York in 2013 & 2016 and High-level Meeting at the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS)to Review the outcomes of its Agenda After 10 years (WSIS 10) at UNGA, New York in 2015. He had the privilege to Co-Chair India-US Cyber Dialogue at NSCS, New Delhi in 2017 and BRICS Expert Committee Meeting on Information Security at Moscow in 2015.At the Multi Stake Holder level, he had participated and contributed to the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS), also known as The London Process in London, Budapest, The Hague and New Delhi.
Brig Ghosh has written articles in Professional Journals and presented his papers at various National and International Seminars including  7th North East Asian Policy Forum Meeting at RINSA Seoul in Oct 2011,UNIDIR International Law and State Behaviour in Cyberspace Seminar in Seoul in December 2014,Workshops on Normative Framework for International Cyber Security in Geneva in April 2016, International Workshop on Cyber Security-Building norms, rules or principles for cyberspace in Beijing in July 2016 and IDSA-BIMSTEC Workshop on Cyber Cooperation on International Cyber Politics and Governance – Opportunity and Challenges, at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)New Delhi in December 2018.He has co-authored the Report on “Credible Cyber Deterrence in Armed Forces of India” as a Member of the Task Force at Vivekanda International Foundation (VIF), released by Hon’ble Defence Minister of India on 12 April 2019.
 
An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, he holds M Phil, MSc and Telecommunication Engineering Degrees and has undergone prestigious Army Courses including a Software Course in UK. He is qualified in a number of Cyber Security Professional Certification Courses including Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) from ISC2 and Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) from ISACA. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) and a Life Member of Computer Society of India (CSI).

  • Cyber Review

    Cyber Review

    Date: December 03, 2021

    The month began with an aggressive social media campaign from China threatening military action in the Tawang sector, with fake …

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  • Vol. II, Issue 10

    Vol. II, Issue 10

    Date: November 03, 2021

    Developments during the month point towards increased phishing attacks and technical support scams on Indian enterprises. India …

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  • Vol. II, Issue 9

    Vol. II, Issue 9

    Date: October 03, 2021

    September did not witness high-profile cyberattacks, but threats from China continued, targeting Indian media networks and …

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  • Vol. II, Issue 8

    Vol. II, Issue 8

    Date: September 02, 2021

    The past month has witnessed criminal attacks on Indian cyberspace targeting schools, universities, research centres and …

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  • Pegasus, Privacy and National Security

    Pegasus, Privacy and National Security

    Date: August 18, 2021

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  • Vol. II, Issue 7

    Vol. II, Issue 7

    Date: August 02, 2021

    The sixth anniversary of Digital India on July 1 had something to cheer about. Ranking way ahead of China and Pakistan, India …

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  • Vol. II, Issue 6

    Vol. II, Issue 6

    Date: July 02, 2021

    The month of June has seen a number of cyber espionage attacks by intelligence agencies of China and Pakistan on India’s …

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  • Vol. II, Issue 5

    Vol. II, Issue 5

    Date: June 02, 2021

    The revelation this month of the hacking of the Indian carrier, Air India, that compromised the personal data of more than 4.5 …

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  • Vol. II, Issue 4

    Vol. II, Issue 4

    Date: May 06, 2021

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  • Vol. II, Issue 3

    Vol. II, Issue 3

    Date: April 03, 2021

    The month began with reports of a cyber breach of India’s power grid and other critical sectors since October 2020, …

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  • Volume 2, Issue 2

    Volume 2, Issue 2

    Date: March 03, 2021

    The start of 2021 has seen a spurt in unilateral actions by social media platforms in determining their privacy and content …

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  • Volume 2, Issue 1

    Volume 2, Issue 1

    Date: February 02, 2021

    In terms of Indian policy, there were several important developments related to digital technology in 2020, including the banning …

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  • Volume 1, Issue 11

    Volume 1, Issue 11

    Date: January 06, 2021

    2020 has been a year of disruptions, marked by a devastating pandemic and geopolitical rivalries over trade and technology. The …

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  • Volume 1, Issue 10

    Volume 1, Issue 10

    Date: December 03, 2020

    In recent months, there has been an increase in ransomware attacks on Indian industries, mainly pharmaceutical companies. These …

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  • Volume 1, Issue 9

    Volume 1, Issue 9

    Date: November 16, 2020

    India continues to be a target of unabated cyber-attacks by Pakistan and China.  Important attacks included Dr. …

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  • Volume 1, Issue 8

    Volume 1, Issue 8

    Date: October 03, 2020

    September 2020 started with the banning of an additional 118 Chinese apps by the Indian Government, bringing the total to 177, on …

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  • Volume 1, Issue 7

    Volume 1, Issue 7

    Date: September 04, 2020

    During August, Indian cyber space was the target of attack, mostly from intelligence agencies of China and Pakistan. However, …

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  • Volume 1, Issue 6

    Volume 1, Issue 6

    Date: August 04, 2020

    The month of July, 2020 witnessed a number of national and international developments related to Cyberspace with geopolitical …

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  • Volume 1, Issue 5

    Volume 1, Issue 5

    Date: July 02, 2020

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  • Covid-19 Spurs Quest for Indian Video Conferencing Platforms

    Covid-19 Spurs Quest for Indian Video Conferencing Platforms

    Date: June 15, 2020

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  • Volume 1, Issue 4

    Volume 1, Issue 4

    Date: June 03, 2020

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  • Volume 1, Issue 3

    Volume 1, Issue 3

    Date: May 03, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the importance of digital networks and service platforms like never before. …

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  • Volume 1, Issue 2

    Volume 1, Issue 2

    Date: April 01, 2020

    The human anxiety regarding the Coronavirus pandemic and the global lockdown forcing employees to ‘work from home’ on …

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  • Volume 1, Issue 1

    Volume 1, Issue 1

    Date: March 05, 2020

    The DPG’s Cyber Review is intended to provide insights on the current status of Cyber threats impacting national security, …

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  • Volume 1, Issue 11

    Volume 1, Issue 11

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  • Volume 1, Issue 1

    Volume 1, Issue 1

    The DPG’s Cyber Review is intended to provide insights on the current status of Cyber threats impacting national security, …

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  • Volume 1, Issue 1

    Volume 1, Issue 1

    The DPG’s Cyber Review is intended to provide insights on the current status of Cyber threats impacting national security, …

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    Volume 1, Issue 5

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  • Volume 1, Issue 11

    Volume 1, Issue 11

    2020 has been a year of disruptions, marked by a devastating pandemic and geopolitical rivalries over trade and technology. The …

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