Quick Stats on India Cyber Security
•In InDIA, CyBErCrImEs ArE on tHE rIsE wItH 50% InCrEAsE ovEr tHE pAst FIvE yEArs AnD ABout 9,622 InCIDEnts wErE rEportED In tHE yEAr 2014. •Out of this, maximum incidents of cybercrimes were reported from Maharashtra about 19% followed by Uttar Pradesh (18.1%) and Karnataka (10.6%). •InDIA Is onE oF tHE lEADInG vICtIms oF CyBEr-CrImE AnD tHE CyBEr sECurIty, As pEr An InDustry rEport tHE CyBEr CrImE Cost Is EstImAtED At ArounD $218 mIllIon. •Indian cyber security firms have created indigenous products to address rising cyberthreats, but with limited success. Cyber threats can be defined as malicious intrusions into cyber networks using vicious codes including viruses, worms, spyware, and malware. •ACCorDInG to A SECurIty REsEArCH FIrm, tHE HIGHEst rAtEs oF CyBErCrImEs ArE FounD In ArEAs wItH unIntErruptED IntErnEt ConnECtIvIty In InDIA. •An increase in the number of cyber attacks on Indian computer networks in the last three years has compelled the government to adopt a multi-pronged strategy to secure datacenters, and deal with emergency situations. •THE GovErnmEnt HAs IDEntIFIED A lIst oF CrItICAl ComputEr InFrAstruCturE wHICH nEEDs spECIAl protECtIon AGAInst CyBEr AttACks tHIs InCluDEs nAtIonAl sECurIty, DEFEnCE, HEAltHCArE, BAnks, stoCk mArkEts, powEr GrIDs, rAIlwAys AnD AIrlInEs, wEAtHEr AnD mAny otHErs. •The rising volume and sophistication of cyber threats–including targeting phishing scams, data theft, and other online vulnerabilities demand that we remain vigilant about securing our systems and information.