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

Cast your vote, not vote for caste

Once the schedule for the next assembly elections has been announced, there is a flurry of activity around building caste coalitions. This is more intense in the most populous state,  Uttar Pradesh, which is the most important state in India in any election, in view of its large population estimated a

Maharashtra cities dominate Smart Cities Mission #Streets4People Challenge

In a competition organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Nagpur and Aurangabad from Maharashtra are among the 11 cities selected for scaling up their pilot projects and creating permanent public infrastructure. #Streets4People Challenge was org

CNC, Admiral R Hari Kumar condoles deaths of three navy personnel

The three Navy personnel who succumbed to injuries caused by an explosion on board Indian Navy`s destroyer ship INS Ranvir have been identified as Krishan Kumar MCPO (master petty chief officer)I, Surinder Kumar MCPO II & AK Singh MCPO II. In a condolence message, Admiral R Hari Kumar s

Two Indias: One for the billionaires, one struggling for minimum wages

Oxfam India has this week released ‘India Supplement 2022’ with deserving caption ‘inequality kills’. The supplement discusses India’s governance structures that promote the accumulation of wealth by a few, while failing to provide safety netsto the rest of the population. The

Aditya Thackeray launches 2 Oxygen cylinder recharge points

After the oxygen crisis faced during the second wave of Covid-19, the BrihanMumbai municipal corporation (BMC) has now set up its own medical oxygen cylinder recharge projects.   On Tuesday, guardian minister Aditya Thackeray launched two of the BMC’s new medical oxygen cylinders r

How inequality keeps rising amid pandemic – and is killing people

The world’s ten richest men more than doubled their fortunes from $700 billion to $1.5 trillion (at a rate of $15,000 per second or $1.3 billion a day) during the first two years of a pandemic while the incomes of 99 percent of humanity fall and over 160 million more people forced into poverty. A new

Visionary Talk: Farmer`s Agitation, Rakesh Tikait with Kailashnath Adhikari


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter