In this age of quick information, Internet is the engine that is ushering global economic growth, connectivity & relentless communication. The issues related to cyber security of any country, should not impede any of these factors. Instead it is important to create such initiatives and be well-equipped to face and take head-on those cyber offences, that could cause espionage, infringement into copyrights, financial thefts, stealing personal data etc, which can threaten security, financial issues and confidentiality of a person, organization or even a nation.
It is no exaggeration to say that the battles in the future will probably be fought in cyberspace instead on land or sea, with the targets being critical infrastructure such as dams and power grids and even healthcare. This has already been attempted in the past. Till date, more than 26,000 websites have been defaced and 91 lakh infected systems have been detected in India. The year 2016 saw over 3 million debit cards getting hacked in India. Worse, 80% of all cybercrimes go unreported!
This makes it super important that India fortifies its critical infrastructure and evolves a mechanism that can be practically implemented in case of any cyber breach. And this is where the role of cyber warriors comes in.