Increasing connectivity is a mixed blessing: India needs to up its cybersecurity game

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Cybersecurity has, before we realised it, become one of the critical issues of our time. In a discussion with Ambassador TP Sreenivasan (no relation) on Asianet News channel’s Foreign Affairs programme, we talked about how, in addition to the traditional theaters of conflict – land, sea, air and space – we now have to add one more dimension, cyber-warfare. In fact, this has become such an important area that September’s summit between Presidents Obama and Xi was overshadowed by it, and the two announced an agreement of sorts to desist from computer-enabled theft of Intellectual Property. They also agreed to not target each other’s critical infrastructure.

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