Cyber attacks a common threat: NATO
NATO has recently expressed its interest in taking India’s help to assist it in securing its computers from a common cyber security threat from hackers across the globe.
NATO is of the view that it can collaborate with the South Asian information technology superpower in protecting the cyber world.
“India has one of the most advanced cyber industries in the world and information technology industries. The issue of cyber security is one that affects the United States, NATO and India no matter whether we are aligned or non-aligned,” NATO spokesperson told the media at the alliance’s headquarters in Brussels.
NATO asserted that the cyber world doesn’t recognize alignments as a result of which we are in the cyber world together and equally close “whether we like it or not.”
A cyber security report earlier this year had suggested that the worldwide web-based attacks in 2010 were up 93 percent from 2009. As recently as July this year, ‘anonymous’ hackers had targeted NATO in a cyber attack.
NATO has already spelt out its intention of having India as a political and military partner country, considering its growing stature as a regional power.