The idea behind Cyber Blog India is that only awareness is the key to safety: No high tech gadget can safeguard an organisation or its people from security vulnerabilities if users are unaware. And the reason behind this idea is the concern that cybercrime needs to be addressed because the frequency of attacks has increased exponentially in India over the last few years. And given the Digital India drive and digital inclusion increase, the number of aware users has only been decreasing. Undeterred by the financial challenges, Cyber Blog India is run by a group of law students.
This student-driven initiative has already started consultation services and are is building applications to aid law enforcement agencies for criminal investigation in cases of cybercrime. At the bigger level, they are looking at legal and policy reforms failing which no major change is possible.
Spreading awareness about cyber threats and security is a big challenge. People are not very adaptive to the idea of online safety and, thus, to overcome this, Information Security Awareness as an area of study needs to be incorporated in curriculums and also taught to people of all age groups.