‘Lack of cyber security a worry’

As the global netizen population has crossed two billion, cyber security experts are worried over the lack of security mechanisms online and fear that the next generation of threats could emerge out of cyberspace.

Speaking during a conference on Cyber Security organised by Confederation of Indian Industry here recently, Vigilance commissioner R Sri Kumar, who has the distinction of setting up the first cyber police station in Bengaluru, warned that no data is secure in the cyberworld and urged cyber space users to keep themselves updated with information on cyberspace.

He said the biggest threat in cyberspace is from inside and not outside. These include stealing of data and sabotage of the system. While stressing on the need to encrypt and store data, the former police officer highlighted the importance of cloud computing in safeguarding the data. “Cloud computing is secure and it is easy for one to create a security apparatus around it so that it can’t be breached,” he said.

SOURCE: newindianexpress.com