National Cyber Security Coordinator Rajesh Pant said on Thursday that cyber security threats are the biggest threat to national security and creation of cyber cleanliness is very important.
Speaking at the DX Secure Summit, Pant called for creating awareness about cyber security in the country.
“The threat to cyber security is one of the biggest risks to national security, and building awareness and cyber hygiene after audit is very important,” Pant said.
Ashutosh Chadha, Group Head and Director, Government Affairs, Microsoft India said that cybercrime costs the economy more than $6 trillion (Rs 46 crore) every year and is expected to grow by 2025.
“It signals across the industry that every company needs to create a culture of safety,” Chadha said.
Vijay Thadani, President, CII Center for Digital Transformation and Vice President and MD, NIIT, said that artificial intelligence solutions can be used as the best mitigation agents for cyber threats and help India to be a solution provider for cyber security. Attention should be given to
“Cyber security is not just about managing risk, it is also a strategic issue that shapes product capability, organizational effectiveness and customer relationships,” Thadani said.
Recently, the website of Institute of Science, Nagpur was hacked, in which hackers identified themselves as ‘Dragonforce Malaysia’, whose home page read that “This is a special campaign on insult to our Prophet Mohammed” “, said the police.
The hacking of the website came amid protests in some parts of the country against objectionable remarks made by suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled party leader Naveen Kumar Jindal on Prophet Mohammad. Several countries, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Indonesia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Jordan, Bahrain, Maldives, Malaysia, Oman, Iraq and Libya, have condemned his comments.
Police Inspector (Cyber) Nitin Phatangare said, “The home page of the website had a message urging people to unite and launch a campaign against India. The website was hacked through a malware. Identify yourself as ‘Dragonforce Malaysia’.” Told.