Staying Protected in India’s Expanding Digital Landscape

Technology use is rising rapidly across India. More people are getting online using phones, laptops and computers. This digital growth has made cyber security a major concern. 

Many cyber criminals see India as a big target. Common threats Indians face include:

  • Phishing emails and texts with dangerous links that steal passwords.
  • Malware and viruses downloaded from unsafe sites. 
  • Online scams offering fake deals that trick users to pay upfront.  
  • Ransomware that locks computers until money is paid.
  • Identity theft using stolen personal information.  

Large hacks have hit big companies, government sites and hospitals. Small businesses are targets too. Without enough safety measures, Indian internet users and networks are vulnerable.  

But there are steps Indians can take to be safer online:

  • Use strong unique passwords and enable two-factor authentication.
  • Identify and avoid phishing attempts asking for sensitive details.
  • Download software only from official trusted sources. 
  • Keep operating systems and apps updated always.  
  • Use antivirus and firewalls to block threats.
  • Backup data regularly in case of corruption/loss.
  • Be cautious of offers that seem too good to be true.

Following cyber security best practices makes online life much safer. India is working to improve national defences through cyber security rules and training. But being vigilant and using common sense online is key for all Indians to prevent cyber crimes.

Essential Infosec provides training and solutions tailored specifically for Indian users and companies to navigate the cyber landscape safely. Contact us to learn more.

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