As cybercriminals continue to find new ways to take advantage of new technologies and new forms of attack, the government needs to make the best use of its digital tools to tackle the growing threat.
In the next three years, the country will see a rise in cybercrime from $100 billion in 2017 to $1.4 trillion in 2020.
With India set to surpass China in terms of cybercrime this year, the new cybercrime threat landscape is no longer confined to the cities.
It’s now a global threat.
The Indian government needs a holistic approach to counter cybercrime, a strategy that can be easily implemented and delivered, said Vinay Kumar, founder of Startup India.
We need to have a multi-disciplinary approach that includes social media platforms, content creation and engagement, and business development and financing.
The government should also develop a robust online governance framework to ensure that its citizens are not left behind.
“The lack of online governance is one of the key challenges for the Indian government.
This is something that we need to take a look at.
We are also working on the problem of cyber-crime prevention in the education sector, and the government is also looking at cyber-bullying, but it’s an issue that needs to be tackled,” said Kumar.
A digital divideThe emergence of cyberbullying is a serious concern in India.
It is often triggered by the online posts made by social media users, especially those of teenagers and those in their early twenties.
While there are many online platforms that offer safety services, there are also many that are not.
The government needs an effective digital policy that will help it take the right decisions to tackle cybercrime.
The digital divide is an important issue in India, with the majority of people residing in the cities being digital natives, according to a 2016 report by the research arm of the Institute of Development Studies, which was released in December.
In contrast, the majority are rural residents.
This can create a gap in the security environment for people living in the countryside, who may not have the tools or the access to technology to protect themselves.
A large number of Indian cities have a digital divide, as most people are not tech savvy and they have limited knowledge about digital security, said Anuj Kumar, senior fellow at the Institute for Policy Research and Development (IPSRD).
“We need to ensure a digital environment in our cities, in our workplaces, and in our communities.
It can be done.
We can do it by providing digital training and awareness.
We will also need to provide digital training to the youth and to young adults, and to professionals,” he said.
A Digital India strategyThe government is in the process of drafting a digital India strategy.
This will aim to empower people to protect their digital security and help them identify and report threats, said N. Chandrasekhar, senior advisor on digital governance and information technology at the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
“A good digital strategy will be about building a better digital ecosystem, which is a way of connecting people to the government and to the business community,” he added.