Cybersecurity threats are the biggest national security risk: cybersecurity experts

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Cybersecurity threats are the biggest risk to national security, and strengthening cyber hygiene is very important, Rajesh Pant, national cybersecurity coordinator, said Thursday.

While speaking at the DX Secure Summit, Pant called for cybersecurity awareness in the country.

“Cybersecurity threats are one of the biggest national security risks, and raising awareness and strengthening cyber hygiene followed by audits is very important,” Pant said.

Microsoft India Group Head and Director of Government Affairs Ashutosh Chadha said cybercrime costs economies more than $6 trillion (Rs 4.6 crore) every year and is expected to increase by 2025 .

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“It sends a signal to the entire industry that every company needs to create a culture of safety,” Chadha said.

Chairman of CII Center for Digital Transformation and Vice Chairman of NIIT and MD Vijay Thadani said that artificial intelligence solutions could be used as the best factors in mitigating cyber threats and that India should focus on doing so. to be a solution provider for cybersecurity.

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“Cybersecurity is not just about managing risk, it’s also a strategic issue that shapes product capability, organizational effectiveness and customer relationships,” Thadani said.

Recently, the Nagpur Institute of Science website was discovered hacked, with the hackers identifying themselves as “DragonForce Malaysia” whose message on its homepage stated that “this is a special operation on the insult of our Prophet Muhammad,” police said.

The website hack came amid protests in parts of the country over objectionable remarks made about Prophet Mohammad by now-suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled party leader Naveen Kumar Jindal. Several countries, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Indonesia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Jordan, Bahrain, Maldives, Malaysia, Oman, Iraq and Libya, have denounced their words.

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“The homepage of the website contained a message in which people were urged to unite and start a campaign against India. The website was hacked by malware. The hackers identified themselves as” DragonForce Malaysia,” said (Cyber) Police Inspector Nitin Phatangare. said.


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