Re-imaging India in the content of cyber-security threats

Today’s managing internal security and protecting our borders is not sufficient. As India has now become a part of the bigger digital world we can be easily targeted from any corner of the world backed with sophisticated tools. As per F-Secure’s honey data, between January and June last year, India was the target of more than, 430,000 cyber-crimes from 5 countries including China, Russia & the United States.

Today’s cyber-criminal are not merely motivated by some adrenal high, they have millions and billions of dollars to make. They have the support of a team consisting of highly competent tech wizards; power of money and sophisticated technology tools. With the vast amount of sensitive data now stored in the digital universe – everything from Aadhar details to financial records are a matter of national security. It’s critical that we secure and protect it from malicious interests. India remains vulnerable to digital intrusion such as cyber-espionage, cyber-crime, digital disruption and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS).

Crimes related to the cyber world can be multi-layered, multi-location, multilingual, multicultural and multi-legal, that’s why it is difficult to investigate and reach the criminals. With the growing adoption of the Internet and smart phones, India has emerged as one of the favourite countries among cyber-criminals which leads to major security threat.

Today we need cyber commandos who can protect us from the known, as well as the unknown threats.

The aim of this talk, will be to provide an overview of the above aspects of cyber security. Topics include:

  • Cyber-attack trends in India
  • Common Targets of cyber-criminals
  • Types of cyber attacks
  • Cyber-criminal manifesto
  • Influence of machine learning and artificial intelligence in cyber security
  • Measures for resisting an imminent cyber attack
  • Lack of specialists to tackle the cyber security issue
 
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Outline/Structure of the Case Study

The agenda of this talk, will be to provide an overview of the below mentioned aspects of cyber security.

  • Cyber-attack trends in India
  • Common Targets of cyber-criminals
  • Types of cyber attacks
  • Cyber-criminal manifesto
  • Influence of machine learning and artificial intelligence in cyber security
  • Measures for resisting an imminent cyber attack
  • Lack of specialists to tackle the cyber security issue

Learning Outcome

The Key Leaning one would receive from the talk is provided below.

With the evolving cyber security landscape, digital privacy norms and cyber governance framework, it is getting harder to keep pace with cyber-crime even after increasing spends on cyber security. Cyber threats have not only becoming more sophisticated but cyber-criminals are increasing and developing as the day passes. Financial services and healthcare are their favourite targets with financial gain being the key motive.

In order to counter cyber-crime and ensure cyber defence AI/ML can be used to predict cyber-crimes as well. Some of the key focus areas for organisations include cyber insurance, incident management framework, cyber in supply chain and cyber awareness.

As cyber-attacks continue to appear among the top five global threats, talent management remains the key issue. Organisations need to set up talent acquisition hubs and establish innovative methods across talent management lifecycle of talent identification, acquisition, and retention and up skilling of cyber specific talent in order to thrive in the cyber digital world.

Target Audience

Data scientists, software engineers, analysts, managers and CxOs across various industries

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