‘All apps under India stack safe’: Govt rejects Moody’s fears on Aadhaar


NEW DELHI: Amid considerations raised by Moody’s Investor Services over the security of Aadhaar, the federal government has mentioned that not solely the biometric citizen identification system however all functions under “India stack” stay extremely protected in opposition to cyberattacks regardless of the nation witnessing a number of hack makes an attempt each single day.
Abhishek Singh, the CEO and MD of Digital India Corporation, under the IT ministry, mentioned that the belief of residents in government-managed providers stays sturdy because the programs are secure, safe, and guarded. “…the security and privacy is unparallelled (and) the amount of efforts the government spends in ensuring that our data and our systems remain safe doesn’t get noticed, because there are no breaches, or no major breaches. We have heard about Citibank losing their data, or LinkedIn losing data, or big companies losing their data. But Aadhaar data has been completely safe and secure,” Singh mentioned at The Times of India Right To Excellence-Tech Summit 2023.
The senior IT Ministry official mentioned there may be full security and safety of information, and most of the people are in a position to make use of India stack. “When it comes to inclusion, and when it comes to empowering people, technologies help. There will be some critiques and that’s okay.”
Singh mentioned that the federal government is making plenty of efforts to make sure that programs stay secure. “We are safe till the next breach, because the amount of attacks that happen on our systems are probably the highest in the world because of the neighbourhood that we live in. So kudos to the engineers at CERT-In (India’s top cybersecurity agency) and other people who are 24×7 on the job to ensure that our systems remain safe and secure.”
He mentioned safety audits are carried out at common intervals to examine vulnerabilities. “Because in any software system, there will be vulnerabilities. We always hear of zero day vulnerability and all kinds of issues. So, the tech teams keep on checking that all the time. The other important thing that we do is that most of our systems follow the federated architecture — in the sense that we don’t centralise the data.”
Giving an instance, he mentioned that the DigiLocker app at the moment has 20 crore customers and 6 billion paperwork. “But it’s not that all the data is stored at one location. So, data is actually stored with the data fiduciary who is the owner of the data.” He mentioned under the Ayushman Bharat digital mission, well being information are usually not stored in a centralised knowledge centre, however reasonably stay with a hospital’s knowledge centres or the service supplier utilized by the hospital. “And whenever you need your health records, you will be able to fetch it on your phone or on your device and share it with your consent to a private third party.”
This, he mentioned, makes it safer than the paperwork being stored in a bodily type in paper information. “Anybody could photocopy or do anything without any audit trails.”

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