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Date of Publish - Tuesday, 2nd January 2018


India is now marching towards the digital platform with initiatives like Digilocker, Aadhaar, Startup India, Smart cities to boost up India towards technology. Many new entrepreneurs are providing services through online and monitoring their employees with connected devices. One of the main industry which is closely related to each and every citizen in the banking sector that is the cashless economy. Handling one’s account through online for the transaction. During demonetization, many would switch to online transaction and wallets for handling transactions. But when it comes to security, India is still in developing stage. According to the recent study by a company, India ranks fourth in data breach which is 5% of a global threat, but when it comes to China the data breaches came down from 24% in 2015 to 10% in 2016 whereas in India is raised to 3.4 in 2015 to 5.1 in 2016. The cyber attacks in the nearby countries of Bangladesh, Vietnam, Ecuador, Poland was a huge hack estimated of $94million and also the data breach in the search engine giant Yahoo, the company announced that more than 500 millions of user account were compromised, this was the biggest data breach which shocked the world. The available report data further state that in the past eight years more than 7 billion identities were stolen, this happens mainly while accessing email in which 1 out of 131 emails has a malicious attachment.

Even on today, everyone should experience at least a spam mail demanding your bank and personal information. Recently in May 2017 want to cry, which stunned even the high-end tech companies around the world by blocking their data access and demanded to pay a huge amount of cryptocurrencies to release them.

Today, even a small retailer has the point of sale terminal machine to carry out the transaction, the illiterate people are also very eager to use it, but they are lacking on how to use and concerned about the safety. The number of smartphone users in India is estimated about 468 million in 2021.It is time for each and everyone to aware of the cybersecurity when the gadgets are connected to the internet which is capable of spreading malware through phishing emails.

Recently blue born and crack are the attack vectors which spread when your Bluetooth is ON. In order to manage and overcome the security, the gadget must be intelligent enough to detect the malware and vulnerabilities, and defence against it.The government should aware the people the ways to safely access the internet and also by implementing security policy and technologies to identify the suspicious behaviour for the secure future.


Balaji R IMIA027


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