India ranks fifth among cyber crime affected nations

Published Date
08 - May - 2012
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08 - May - 2012
 
India ranks fifth among cyber crime affected nations

Cyber crimes are on the rise in India. In fact, India ranks fifth among countries most affected by rising cyber crime, reveals a survey conducted by Security and Defence Agenda (SDA) and McAfee.

The report, ‘Cyber Security: The Vexed Question of Global Rules’, which sheds light on India's current IT security scenario, says the biggest challenge for the country is to train and equip the law enforcement agencies including the judiciary, especially outside the metro cities. The report further points out the premium on Internet privacy in the country is low.

"India is acutely aware that cyber crime is based for its reputation as a country where foreign investors can do business and has been investing heavily in cyber -security,” says the report, stressing need for a centralised management to control Internet, telecom and power sectors.

The report, however, lauds the government for gaining valuable experience in dealing with compliance regulations from around the world with the IT Amendments Act of 2008. To read the full report, click here.

The new report on the status of the Internet Security in India comes days after Home Minister P Chidambaram said the government was planning to set up a National Threat Intelligence Centre in view of rising cyber crimes such as identity theft, hacking, financial fraud, child pornography and corporate espionage.

Earlier, Minister of State for Communications and IT, Sachin Pilot had revealed as many as 133 Indian government websites were defaced by hackers in the first three months of 2012.

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