Cyber Attacks May Cripple Economy:Rijiju


Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju today warned that the country was increasingly becoming vulnerable the looming cyber threats, which may even lead to the economy crippling in the wake of a cyber attack.

Addressing the gathering after inaugurating the 10th Annual Summit on Cyber and Network Security here the Minister that recently launched the robust Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS), marks a huge jump in national security.

He said in India is a country where there is the rule of law, and not ruled by law. Unlike authoritarian countries where enforcement is easy, here citizen awareness is very important, he added.

Encouraging the private sector to partner with the Government in Cyber Security, Rijiju said the digital age has dawned upon us. There is no escaping the digital economy, he said adding, every aspect of modern life is dependent on the cyber world, be it health, banking or taxation. Cashless economy is a reality, the Minister said, adding that the more we become exposed to the cyber world, the more vulnerable we become to the looming cyber threats and malwares, which may even lead to the economy crippling in the wake of a cyber attack.

Asking industry to promote the Indian languages, Rijiju observed that studies reveal that English language is the most prone to cyber attacks worldwide, and that it might be of interest to see how other foreign languages such as the Chinese fare facing cyber threats.

In his address, Dr Gulshan Rai, National Cyber Security Coordinator, said cyber security has become paramount since the world over the challenge facing mankind is cyber war, barring a rare nuclear threat over the Korea peninsula. Still, the effect of a conventional or nuclear war would be geographically localized, but the cyber war is affecting scores of nations. The word “cyber” is embedded today into every aspect of our lives, driving efficiency and increasing productivity of the various systems, he added.

Rijiju released the ASSOCHAM Knowledge Report on “Securing the nation’s cyber space.”

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