Cyber Security Expert and Senior Advocate of Supreme Court Dr. Pawan Duggal spoke to News18.
He said- Cyber security has been associated with every activity. The world is moving towards a new cyber world order.
Internet users also need to be more alert about cyber security.
New Delhi. India will have 90 million internet users by 2025. With the increasing trend of internet, the threat to cyber security in India will also increase. By making cyber security an important part of their lives, people can avoid being victims of cybercrime. This is to say of cyber security expert and senior Supreme Court lawyer Dr. Pawan Duggal (Dr. Pawan Duggal).
News18 In a conversation with Dr. Duggal said that now there is a need for a separate cyber security ministry in India. This is because, now the dimension of cyber security has become very big and today almost every Indian needs cyber security. Duggal says that the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team are not able to cover all aspects of cyber security.
separate ministry is the need of the hour
Dr. Pawan Duggal is also the chairman of the International Commission on Cyber Security Law. He says that today cyber security has become associated with every human activity and is affecting its activities. So, if India creates a separate ministry to cover all aspects of cyber security, it will not only be an innovative experiment but will also have innumerable benefits.
The growing digital threat
Dr. Duggal says that digitization is happening rapidly in India under the Digital India Mission. Due to this, cyber attacks like ransomware, malware and phishing attacks are also increasing. The golden age of cybercrime has arrived due to Kovid-19. Now the world is moving towards a new cyber world order. In this new world order, breaches in cyber security and increase in cyber crime will be common.
cyber security is a priority
Dr. Pawan Duggal says that cyber security should be included in the priority of the government and the common man. The government should pay more attention to electronic governance. Along with this, the Internet user should also be more alert about cyber security. Keep alpha-numeric passwords and don’t be negligent in the security of your device and network.
Do not share personal information
Dr. Pawan Duggal says that it is most important for cyber security that we do not share our password, OTP, personal, financial and banking data with anyone. They say that the internet user should not download anything from anywhere without verifying it. Now the time has come that we should make cyber security an important part of our life and cyber law education should be included in school education.
What about the National Cyber Security Policy?
Describing the National Cyber Security Policy made in 2013 as a paper lion, Duggal said that this policy is good, but it has not been implemented yet. The Indian IT Act 2000 was amended in 2008 and some provisions were made for cyber security which are not very effective.
Data protection law is very important
Regarding the Data Protection Bill, Dr. Duggal said that it is very important to have a data protection law in today’s data economy. He said that data protection is the foundation on which the data economy will stand. The government had recently withdrawn the Data Protection Bill. The intention of the government is now to bring it back by improving it further.
Regarding the Data Protection Bill, Dr. Duggal says that the new data protection law will deal not only with personal data but also with non-personal data. Therefore individuals and businesses should prepare themselves mentally for its compliance. Duggal says that there is a possibility that there will be a provision for strict action against those who do not follow the new data protection law.