BANGALORE: A number of key issues related to security of online information were discussed at the third edition of the cyber security summit which concluded in the city recently.
Highly placed cyber experts addressed the problems and suggested solutions. However, the key problem - low conviction rate of cyber criminals was not addressed at all, according to some sources.
When experts were questioned about this, some said that there is a need for a stricter IT Act, while others pointed at the lack of experts to crack cases as the reason. Though industries go online to trade their wares, experts claimed that only a handful of internet users in the country are aware of basic safety tips related to safeguarding their data online.
Many accused that government websites too have poor online security. The government officials, however, retorted saying that they are looking at building strong cyber security centres, testing labs and stronger defence mechanisms to deal with India’s cyber borders.
“India is keen on signing one of the international cyber security plan. Many countries have come forward to have a bilateral collaboration with India on cyber safety. We will take up whatever is best for the country,” explained Latha Reddy of Deputy National Security Advisor and Secretary National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS).
The sessions at the summit discussed topics like advanced cyber weapons and threats from national security perspective, information rights management, investigation and prosecution of trans border cyber crime under IT Act 2008, IT governance, risk and compliance framework, white collar crimes in BSFI the modus operandi and awareness levels, security in cloud computing, pros and cons of social networking, international cyber laws and cyber forensics.
IT Department will be launching an awareness campaign to educate people about cyber crime and safety, the officials said.