October 5, 2015
“Common cybercrimes will still prevail, while the trends in cybercrime will keep on changing, may be every month,” said Dr. C. Sylendrababu at the inaugural ceremony of “Cyber Security Awareness week-2015” at PSG College of Technology.
The Coimbatore chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, popularly known as ISACA along with Data Security Council of India (DSCI) are conducting the Cyber Security Awareness week for various government establishments throughout the week. Dr. C. Sylendrababu, ADGP of Coastal Security Group, Tamil Nadu Police was the chief guest for the inauguration ceremony.
While addressing the students, he said that he has set up cyber investigation teams in six districts where he has worked. About 40 per cent of the whole world is connected to the Internet and 352 million Indians have access to the World Wide Web. He described this as a phenomenal growth, as it was a huge jump when compared to last year.
“Anyone or any device connected to the Internet is a potential victim” he quoted. “The trends in cybercrime keep changing. But the cyber laws too keep changing for the betterment of the citizens. The courts are now accepting digital evidences. The future of cybercrime is going to be specific targets. Spywares will also hit the trend charts,” he added.
He said computer professionals should live by the Japanese principle kaizen, which meant continuous improvement.
“The Government is in need of young computer security professionals, who know hacking. Though hacking is an offence and is illegal, the professionals should have a know-how so that they can assist the law enforcers in case of need with due permission from the court. China has 50 million highly qualified cyber experts whereas India has only close to 5000. Students should raise the level of skill, knowledge, awareness and patriotism to be good cyber security professionals. You should understand and anticipate the trends in cyber crimes and security. Be passionate about your work. That’s where the major difference between the attacker and the defender lies. It is important to work as passionately as the attacker so as to make his job difficult,” he said.
Speaking at the inauguration, S.N. Ravichandran, Member of Data Security Council of India, Coimbatore, stated that the human genome was the future of cyber security.
“I can have an implanted chip in my body to measure my heartbeat in the future. My DNA can be used as a hard disk to add and delete information, RNA can be used for processing. Cyborg or a bionic man will be the most secured computer of the future generation,” he said.
According to him the biggest challenge of the future would be authenticating the individuals. Every technology that exists today, including bio-metrics could be duplicated.
He urged students to use their brain to store information and not gadgets. “We’re too dependent on technology nowadays. Mutations are taking place at a very fast pace. We’re losing our imagination powers and hence the inability to transfer the experience to the next generation, which is a serious threat,” he added.