Cyber ​​threats are biggest national security risk: NCSC

Raising awareness and building cyber hygiene followed by audits is very important, says national cybersecurity coordinator

Raising awareness and building cyber hygiene followed by audits is very important, says national cybersecurity coordinator

Cybersecurity threats are the biggest risk to national security, and strengthening cyber hygiene is very important, National Cybersecurity Coordinator Rajesh Pant said Thursday, June 23, 2022.

During his address at the DX Secure Summit, Mr. 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 every year and is expected to reach $10 trillion by 2025.

“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.

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

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