JUST A WEEK BACK A SEMINAR WAS HELD ON "CYBER SECURITY -NEED OF THE HOUR" WHICH HAD THE RHETORICIAN LIKE PAUL GOLLAMUDI(SENIOUR CONSULTANT AT SYMANTEC), MANISH LAHOTI (SALES HEAD CISCO) & AMISH SHAH(CTO NETSQUARE).
The seminar began with the note that "OVER 60 PERCENT OF CYBER SECURITY BREACHES IN INDIA REMAIN UNSOLVED,HIGHEST IN THE WORLD" pointed by Paul gollaamudi, furhther he added that genrally figure is less than 15 percent in other countries .He said risk profile in the online and communication world has change from hacking for fun to corporate episonage.Cyber crime has moved from disrupting operations to damaging trust and reputations.
Later Amish shah gave live demonstration of how laptops and desktops using broadband connections are vulnerable.Network security expert Manish lahoti discussed the ease with which Wi-Fi networks could be hacked into and what was needed to secure them.
IN THE DISCCUSION EXPERTS PIONTED OUT THE TOP 10 THREATS TO INTERNAL SECURITY.
1.The number of password-stealing websites will increase using fake sign-in pages for popular online services like eBay.
2.The volume of spam,particularly bandwidth eating image spam will continue to increase.
3.The popularity of video sharing on the web makes it inveitable that hackers will target MPEG files as means to distribute malicious code.
4. Mobile phones attacks will become more prevalent as mobile devices becomes "samarter" and more connected.
5. Vulnerabilities will continue to cause concern,fuelled by the under ground market
6. The number of rootkits on 32-bit p;atforms will increase but protection and remedidation capabilities will increase.
7.Viruses that modify exisitng files ion disk will make a comeback.
8.The use of computer programs that perform automate tasks will increase as tool favoured by hackers.
9.Identity theft and data loss will continue to be public issue at the root of these crimes is often computer theft,loss of backs-ups and compromised information systems.
10.Adware will go mainstream following the increase in commercial potentially unwanted programs(PUPs).
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