PHD Chamber partnered with the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DietY) to host a national conference on cyber security. The conference called ‘Cyberix 2016 — Securing Digital India’ was held at the PHD House in New Delhi and was aimed to help in understanding the changing facets of cyber threats and its impact on vital installations and businesses.
The conference was inaugurated by the guest of honour Brig. M U Nair, DACIDS, DIARA, Indian Army. It also conducted a special address by RK Sudhanshu, joint secretary — cyber laws and e-security, DeitY, Government of India.
President of PHD Chamber Gopal Jiwarajka in his welcome address said that India has over 460 million internet users and with these many numbers of users there has been a rise in the cyber crime over past few years. He said that although the internet increases communication, it can also increase the incidence of cyber threats which is evident in the fact that India ranks fifth in online payment hacking.
Cyber security has never been more important for governments and businesses across the globe than it is today. It emerges with the detection and anticipation of cyber threats for key defence installations to corporate hacking attacks, Jiwarajka said, adding that there is a huge demand for security solutions and services to protect the confidential data of the government, military, public data, banking financial service and insurance (BFSI) and hospitals.
Jiwarajka also expressed concern about the cyber talent gap and lack of awareness about the dedicated solutions and attributed them as biggest challenges being faced by the industry.
In his special address, Sudhanshu said that DietY is contemplating amendments to the existing Indian cyber laws to align them align with prevailing realities of modern times as well bringing about new encryption and privacy policies to cater to evolving the cyberspace. He also mentioned that there is a need for basic level education regarding cyber security at all levels of the present education system in the country.
The conference was concluded through associate partners including CMAI, TEMA and CIO Klub. The EFY Group, the parent company of Open Source For You, was among its media partners.