Special Task Forces

SPECIAL TASK FORCES, a multidisciplinary research initiative by the Indian Cyber Army. Indian Cyber Army firmly believes that in order to understand the contemporary concerns in the field of Internet and Society, it is necessary to produce local and contextual accounts of the interaction between the internet and socio-cultural and geo-political structures.

The SPECIAL TASK FORCES programme hopes to produce one of the first documentations on the transactions and negotiations, relationships and correlations that the emergence of internet technologies has resulted in India.

The SPECIAL TASK FORCES programme recognizes ‘The Histories of the Internet and India’ as its focus for the first two years. Although many disciplines, organizations and interventions in various areas deal with internet technologies, there has been very little work in documenting the polymorphous growth of internet technologies and their relationship with society in India.

The existing narratives of the internet are often riddled with absences or only focus on the mainstream interests of major stakeholders, like the state and the corporate. We find it imperative to excavate the three-decade histories of the internet to understand the contemporary concerns and questions in the field. Indian Cyber Army has Created Special Interest Groups (SIGs) in which individuals can participate depending on their interests; everyone is free to join one or multiple SIGs.

The list of SPECIAL TASK FORCES is:

  • Information Security Management Systems
  • Security awareness & Risk Management
  • Business Continuity
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Cryptography and PKI Systems
  • Digital Forensics and Investigations
  • Penetration / Security Testing
  • Offensive Security and Malwares
  • Application Development
  • Web Application Security
  • Wireless & VoIP Security
  • SCADA Systems

SPECIAL TASK FORCES (STFs) are chartered by the Board of Directors to give members with similar professional specialties the opportunity to exchange ideas and keep themselves informed about current and discrete developments in their fields.