India is hosting the G-20 summit in 2023, this will bring the world’s 20 most prosperous countries together on one stage during the post-economic recovery and the Russia-Ukraine conflict, which has increased geopolitical pressures among nations over the last several years and made the G-20 a centerpiece of world affairs. India prioritizes cybersecurity under this administration because, in 2023, the security and integrity of critical infrastructure and digital platforms will take precedence.
Given the exponential rise in the volume and variety of cyber-attacks, particularly against critical infrastructure, the need for a secure cyberspace is crucial. The most recent example is the ongoing disruption brought on by a ransomware attack at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Lores and others.
Therefore, cyber-secured critical infrastructure and digital public forums are essential for public safety, improved governance, and, most importantly, maintaining people’s trust. The G20 initiatives can be leveraged to help secure digital public platforms and the critical structure. In 2023, digital security takes precedence.
Cybersecurity in G-20 summits
The emphasis on cybersecurity was maintained throughout the Italian and Indonesian regulations in 2021 and 2022, respectively, by emphasizing the importance of cyberspace during Digital Economy Working Group presentations. The importance of fighting misinformation juggernauts and cyber-attacks, as well as ensuring connectivity structure security, was highlighted in the recent Bali Leaders’ protestation, which noted, among other effects, the importance of fighting misinformation juggernauts and cyber-attacks, as well as ensuring connectivity structure security, under the Indonesian Presidency. The Financial Stability Board’s cyber incident report on achieving greater uniformity in cyber incident reporting Under the Chinese administration, a G20 digital task force was formed in 2016 to better understand digital technology issues.
Under the Saudi presidency, the G20’s cybersecurity gap was closed by addressing MSM-related problems. India has also reemphasized the value of developing safe, reliable, and user-friendly digital platforms.
G20-DIA: a cyber-secure Bharat, an alliance of Indian digital invention
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is in charge of the G20’s Working Group on the Digital Economy under the Indian administration ( MeitY, DEWG).
During India’s G20 presidency, the Ministry will focus primarily on three areas: digital skill development, digital public structure, and cyber security. By ensuring a safe and inventive cyberspace, the EWG’s DIA and Stay Safe Online enterprises advance the ideal of lessening digital metamorphosis. The aim is to deliver public services in a quick and secure manner.
The G20 Alliance for Digital Innovation
Alliance for Digital Innovation seeks to identify, accept, and promote the renunciation of cutting-edge and meaningful digital technologies developed by invited G20 startups and member governments.
The Digital Public Goods framework will support the innovations built around these themes, enabling encyclopedic adoption, bridging the digital divide, and fostering sustainable and impartial growth.
In Bengaluru, the Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG) meeting will be followed by the G20 Digital Innovation Alliance (G20-DIA) conference.
At this event, top-nominated businesspeople from each order will present their concepts to a global community of investors, teachers, pots, and other stakeholders.
The “Stay Safe Online Campaign” in India
The “Stay Safe Online” campaign aims to increase awareness of the value of staying safe online in light of growing reliance on the internet. New challenges are emerging as a result of the quick expansion of the technical landscape and the rise in internet users in India. The Stay Safe Online campaign aims to inform people about online dangers and how to protect themselves. Children, women, scholars, senior citizens, people with disabilities, preceptors, and government officials will be the targets of the protracted campaign. To reach a wider audience, it will be done in Hindi, English, and indigenous languages. Through widely used social media platforms, it will disseminate mindfulness information in infographics, brief images, cartoon stories, and other formats.