Cyber Security – CERTs, Policy, etc

Cybercrimes have risen 4-fold in 3 years

  1. Study: ‘Protecting Interconnected Systems in the Cyber Era’ by PwC and Assocham
  2. Findings: The number of cybercrime cases registered in India has risen by 350% in the three-year period from 2011 to 2014
  3. Earlier, attacks have been mostly initiated from countries such as the U.S., Turkey, China, Brazil, Pakistan, Algeria, Turkey, Europe, and the UAE
  4. However, with the growing adoption of the Internet and smart-phones, India has emerged as one of the favourite countries among cyber criminals
  5. Cyber attacks around the world are occurring at a greater frequency and intensity
  6. A new breed of cyber criminals has now emerged, whose main aim is not just financial gains but also causing disruption and chaos to businesses in particular and the nation at large
  7. Attackers can gain control of vital systems such as nuclear plants, railways, transportation or hospitals that can subsequently lead to dire consequences

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