In today’s world, when everything has gone digital and everyone is connected with the cyber world in one way or the other, it becomes pertinent to discuss a very crucial aspect of the technological age – cyber security. India alone fell prey to approximately 1,44,496 cyber-attacks in last three years, with 44,679 cyber attacks being reported in 2014; 49,455 attacks in 2015 and 50,362 in 2016. At least one cyber-attack was reported every 10 minutes in the first six months of 2017, increasing the number of reported attacks to 27,482 till June 2017.
You might already know that Cyber security can be defined as controls and techniques that are implemented to avoid any security threats to computer systems, networks and programs from unauthorized access, theft and other cyber-attacks that include spam, virus, hacking, phishing, ransomware etc.
Right from government organisations to major financial institutions, corporates and even individual social media accounts — everyone collects, stores and transfers huge amounts of data that can be perceived as “sensitive information” and loss of such information can result in grave damages.
A cyber-attack can not only cost an organization or an individual financially, but even cause damage to their reputation. As per the ‘2016 Cost of Data Breach Study: India’ the average total cost of a data breach paid by Indian companies rose by 9.5 percent, while the per capita cost increased by 8.7 percent and the average size of a breach grew by 8.1 percent.
Given such statistics, it becomes even more crucial for everyone to be aware about cyber security because these threats are something that all businesses have to deal with and hence, they should be well-informed and trained to tackle any cyber-security related risks.
About Cyber Security Conclave
Keeping this in mind, a Lucknow-based organization, Image Building is organizing the first ever ‘Cyber-Security Conclave’ in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The conclave is scheduled to be held on 18th April at Hotel Taj, Gomti Nagar and the objective of the event is to provide a platform to individuals and stakeholders from corporate world, technology companies, SMEs and the government to spread awareness about prevention and mitigation of cyber-security threats.
The conclave will set the focus on key issues such as cyber crime, emerging cyber threats, the need for security and cyber security implementation. The highlights of the event include a keynote address, panel discussions, sideline meetings, subject matter experts, networking and business prospecting.
While Honorable Dy. Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh, Dr. Dinesh Sharma will grace the event as the chief guest, there will be many distinguished experts and speakers including Mr. Rakshit Tandon, Director Executive, Council of Information Security and Cyber Security Consultant (IAMAI); Mr. Nikhil Sarup, Founder and CTO, LAWRATO; Mr. Rahul Mishra, Cyber Security Advisor, U.P Police; Mr. Virendra C. Nishad, Crime Control Research and Development organisation; and Col. Vikram Naresh, former Chief Cyber Security Officer, Ministry of Defence.
At Lucknow Pulse, we think it’s a small but concrete step in the right direction to ensure security for the state and citizens.