Indo-American Chamber of Commerce Aerospace and Defence Committee chairman, Dr. Vivek Lall said India should consider cyber security as an essential component of national security

 Stating that India should draw lessons from the last year’s power blackout which impacted almost 600 million across the country, the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce Aerospace and Defence Committee chairman, Dr. Vivek Lall said India should consider cyber security as an essential component of national security as the increasing dependence on cyber space and the internet has also increased vulnerability to aggressors -- whether it is terrorists, criminals or hostile countries, is also increasing.

“India must consider cyber security as an essential component of national security and foresee and plan for various challenges arising out of the growth of internet and digitalization of governance. Threats abound: cybercrime, cyber espionage, cyber war and cyber terrorism, all represent genuine risks to nations, firms and individuals around the world. Experts reckon that it is a matter of time before cyberspace becomes an ‘independent theatre of war’ ’’ Dr. Lall, a known cyber security expert said at the conference on cyber security in Manama.

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