Creation of indigenous tools along with building human capacity with relevant capabilities is imperative for India’s cyber security, a report by business consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in collaboration with industry chamber Assocham said on Wednesday. According to the report titled “Securing the Nations Cyberspace,” businesses should not limit their efforts towards cyber resilience merely for compliance, but practice self-regulation, while the government should create robust policy environment and ensure adequate technical support. Also Read - Ola to offer free oxygen concentrators to the needyAlso Read - Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Long-term Review
“It is critical that all economic participants in a country pay attention to cyber security and develop adequate measures to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover processes and capabilities in the face of threats,” said Sivarama Krishnan, Partner and Leader, Cybersecurity, PwC India, in a statement. The report underlines the need for citizen participation in mitigating cyber risks and an inclusive approach to creating a secure business ecosystem, where the government, industry sectors, standard bodies, and businesses must play a role. ALSO READ: Government mandates all ministries to spend 10% of IT budgets on cyber security: Report Also Read - OnePlus India partners American Express for cashback deals, EMI offers and more
Last week, at a summit on cyber and network security organized by Assocham, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said that there is a huge gap in India’s capability and capacity when it comes to cyber warfare and it is imperative to narrow down this difference to discourage cyber attackers.