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“Privacy at stake,” says Dr S.S Iyengar

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BENGALURU: “Every aspect of our life is very vulnerable to these threats and attacks. There are no exceptions of any sort. Even though we are a technology savvy world, the best thing to do is not to give away our privacy,” said Dr S. S Iyengar.

The Bangalore Science Forum at National College organised a talk on cyber security on January 5, 2017.

Dr S. S Iyengar, Professor, Dean, Florida International University was the speaker of this event. He spoke about the past, present and future of cyber security.

Cyber security refers to measures for protecting computer systems from disruption or unauthorised access. Confidentiality, integrity and availability are the three important components of cyber security.

Dr Iyengar stated in his research that the global cyber attacks have increased up to 48% in 2014 and 42.8 million attacks have taken place around the world. The average reported a loss from these incidents were 34%. The top five countries facing highest number of cyber crimes are Russia, Germany, USA, India and France.

He concluded the talk by informing some of the techniques to control cyber crimes such as hashing, encryption, digital signature, digital certificates, firewalls, virtual network and so on.

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