India Unlikely To Meet Cybersecurity Workforce Target: EC-Council

There is a need to involve academia like universities, impart training, set up labs and foster competition to deal with cybersecurity issues which is entirely missing in the country, he added.

India is ranked ninth on Kaspersky's list of countries with the highest percentage of computer attacks. However the number of cybersecurity professionals in the country is very low, he said.

Bavisi said that many of government websites are still exposed to threats as proper investment has not been made to find a long term solution.

According to official data, more than 1,000 government websites were hacked in the last three years.

"When a government website is got hacked they call professionals who fix the problem. But they have no budget to carry on. They have no budget to hire right people, to train them and defend their websites," he said.

It is evident that the best way to solve the cyberplague is by introducing a cybervaccine programme that is needed to start at all levels of society through combative education plans, he said.

EC-Council (International Council of E-Commerce Consultants) is one of the world's largest certification bodies for information security professionals. EC-Council is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various information security and e-business skills.

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Source: PTI