Cyberwarfare / Nation-State Attacks , Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Video

Cybersecurity Is Not a 'One-Sided Affair'

Takshashila Institution's Prakash Menon on the Constant Attack/Defend Cycle
Retired Lt. Gen. Prakash Menon, director of strategic studies, Takshashila Institution, Bengaluru

The world's deep dependence on technology to function has become its greatest vulnerability, says retired Lt. Gen. Prakash Menon, director of strategic studies at Takshashila Institution in Bengaluru.

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But cybersecurity is not "a one-sided affair," he says.

Technology begets technology, Menon says. "Technology chases its own tail." And technology will be used to prevent attacks, as it was used to create them.

"Cyberwarfare or the ability of cyber to cause damage will not go unaddressed. People will still find ways to defend themselves. And the attackers will still find ways to penetrate," he says.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at ISMG's Cybersecurity Summit in Bengaluru, Menon also discusses:

  • The origination of the term "quasi-kinetic cyberwar";
  • The governments's role in cybersecurity;
  • His take on India's six-hour breach reporting requirement.

Menon is also a professor emeritus at the University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology and an adjunct professor at the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Bengaluru. He has served in the Indian Army for 40 years.

About the Author

Prajeet Nair

Prajeet Nair

Assistant Editor, Global News Desk, ISMG

Nair previously worked at TechCircle, IDG, Times Group and other publications, where he reported on developments in enterprise technology, digital transformation and other issues.

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