Detailed guidelines have been issued by RBI (Reserve Bank of India), on Cyber Security Framework to enable banks to formalize, adopt and implement cyber security policy and risk management plan. These guidelines are set for Banks in India to nudge them towards developing and implementing next generation cyber defense capabilities. Being a cyber security company, having a similar goal and motive we perform a deep analysis of the RBI Cyber Security Framework for Banks along with a detailed reasoning and study of the requirements.
Since the entire banking heavily relies on electronic platforms and online transactions, cyber security is imperative. Hence, RBI expects banks to assess their Cyber Security preparedness. RBI mandates that a Top to Down approach in information security governance must be followed which starts from the Bank's operating board, to IT and IS committee, and to level further down in the hierarchy. RBI also expects the Banks to report to Cyber Security and Information Technology Examination (CSITE) Cell of Department of Banking Supervision, with following details.
RBI releases periodic circulars to lay out what they expect from the banks. RBI realizes that banks must adopt a complete and yet customized approach towards cyber security, based on their situations. While there are many circulars released so far, following circulars are a key to an effective implementation.
RBI has provided clear guidelines for controls implementation, for the baseline cyber security and resilience framework. Following are the Baseline controls:
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