‘WannaCry’ has disrupted networks in over 150 countries, including Russia and the UK, and is being termed as one of the most widespread cyber attacks in history.
The sad fact is that there are severe institutional capacity challenges within government departments that handle systems with sensitive data.
2017 will need to see less of the carrot and more of the stick in order to persuade India’s institutions to prepare against an ever-increasing number of cyber security threats.
Analysing crime data by implying that it is bad to have a high number of recorded crimes is not only wrong, it could lead harmful police practices.
From mandatory disclosures to improving CERT-IN’s functioning and transparency, there is much to be done in the event of future cyber attacks.
Person who rewrote Nehru page also edited entry for Nihal Chand, Minister in Modi Cabinet.