An antidote against cyber-security attacks “TAC-CERT-Cyber Emergency Response Team” has been launched here by the Punjab Industry and Commerce Minister, Madan Mohan Mittal and SSP Chandigarh, Sukhchain Singh Gill.
On launching the TAC-CERT, the Industry and Commerce Minister said, “The industry should take advantage of this service and save itself from any damages thereof.” The crisis of cyber security looms large on start-ups, SMEs, corporates and MNCs alike he asserted. While Industries, he stressed, deploy dedicated risk management plans against fire, accidents, natural disasters, financial risks et al, they have completely failed to take care of the risk arising out of the dependence on information technology infrastructure.
“The service shall be useful in stalling any further damage once reported. The cyber- crime cell shall do its investigation while CERT shall help plug in all the loopholes as soon as the incident is reported”, the SSP Chandigarh said. “The role of Police and CERT is complimentary to each other”, he explained. “Information is our critical infrastructure. It is high time we take enough measures to guard this infrastructure against any mishappenings like we guard all other infrastructures”, stressed Gill.
Trishneet Arora, CEO and founder, TAC Security Solutions said that “while the country has made enormous progress in sectors such as information technology and e-commerce, the cyber-security in India is at a nascent stage. The concept of engaging services of professional hackers to track, identify and plug security loopholes in the organization’s information systems is catching up.”
Sharing that as per reports, the damage that cyber-crimes inflicted on the global economy amounted to $ 445 billion. As per reports, “The average number of information security incidents detected by respondents increased by 117 per cent over the previous year. Meanwhile, the increase in incidents of cyber-security breach globally stood at just 39 per cent during the period under consideration (July 2014-June 2015)”.