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Why Cybersecurity Should Be India's Foremost Priority

A Lock Representing Cybersecurity

The digital economy today comprises 14-15% of India's total economy, and is targeted to reach 20% by 2024. India has more than 120 recognized data centers and clouds. The average data consumption per person a year is in the range of 15-20 gigabits.

Attacks on embedded systems and IoT have increased in India. Sectors such as healthcare, retail trade, energy and media face persistent threats. Incidents relating to data leakage, ransomware, ATM/credit cards denial of service, diversion of network traffic intrusion in IT systems and networks using malware are on the rise.

From The Economic Times
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