Organisations don’t report cyber incidents: PMO official

“Most of the time they would try to mislead and try to take a position that nothing has happened.”

pratap

Pratap Vikram Singh | January 11, 2017 | New Delhi


#NPAs   #NSCS   #Ernst & Young   #IT   #cyber incidents   #PMO  
Gulshan Rai
Gulshan Rai

Data pertaining to cyber incidents is distributed in so many places that the collection, compilation and its analysis is difficult for an organisation, said national cyber security coordinator Gulshan Rai on Wednesday.

“The organisations by virtue of either not being aware or for any other reason don't disclose the data. They don't report the incidents,” he said, while speaking at the launch of Ernst & Young’s Global Information Security Survey 2016-17 here.  
 
“Most of the time they would try to mislead and try to take a position that nothing has happened,” said Rai, who works at the national security council secretariat (NSCS) under the prime minister’s office (PMO).
 
He, however, said that organisations have woken up to the threat in the last two years, when major incidents have happened. Of late these incidents have made organisations share information about the incidents.
 
Rai lamented that the top management in commercial and non-commercial organisations, which includes public sector, are not well versed with the cyber threats. “The financial sector, for example, is more concerned about the NPAs vis-à-vis to cyber threats. They are more concerned about the core domain.”
 
“The entire thing (related to cyber security) is left to the IT sector (read internal IT department and external cyber security organisations), which should have been dealt by the top management or the board of the organisation,” Rai added.  
 
This impacts the core business of the organisation, he said.  In any organisation, all major functions including procurement, processing, delivery, management use information technology and hence are vulnerable to cyber hacks. The case will remain so if the top management is not concerned with the security of the infrastructure, integrity of the transactions, and how they interact with the external world, he added.
 

Comments

 

Other News

Do you know these hidden forces behind your economic and business decisions?

Predictably Irrational By Dan Ariely Harper Perennial, 384 pages, Revised edition: 2010 In this meticulously researched work, Israel-American psychologist and behavioural economist Dan Ariely [h

Social media guidelines: All you need to know about the change

Amidst growing concerns around lack of transparency, accountability and rights of users related to digital media, the government has framed ‘Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code’ after elaborate consultation with the public and stakeholders, to have a “harmonious, soft-touch oversight

PLI scheme to boost IT hardware manufacturing

A production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme with a cost of Rs 7,350 crore over four years was approved by the union cabinet Wednesday, aiming to boost domestic manufacturing and attract global investment in IT hardware like laptops, tablets, PCs and servers. The scheme extends an incentive of

Govt could’ve done more to support film industry: Ramesh Sippy

Lamenting the fact that the government has not done enough to uplift cinema halls badly affected by pandemic-induced lockdown and get back audiences to theatres, legendary filmmaker Ramesh Sippy has said that the film industry needs a revival package and larger government support than that announced in the

Genius of Ghalib, equally at home in solving murder mystery

Murder at the Mushaira By Raza Mir Aleph / 344 pages / Rs 799 While Indian-English writing has achieved great heights in literary fiction, that achievement is ye

As Covid cases rise, stringent restrictions are back in Mumbai

With the surge in the number of Covid-19 cases over the past few days in several districts of Maharashtra as well as in the city of Mumbai, stringent measures are making a comeback. BMC municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal on Thursday announced stricter rules against those flouting Covi

Visionary Talks series with Ramesh Sippy, On The Future Of Cinema



Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter