Cyber Security Quotes – Pavan Duggal

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

“Digital can’t be divorced from cyber security. Digital world without security is like a pyramid without foundation which can collapse like a house of cards.” Read More

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

“If the government comes to know that Chinese smartphones are stealing users’ data from their customers, then it is very apparent that our cyberlaw is not at all adequate to deal with such challenges,”

“One of the biggest challenges in this regard would deal with the issue of attribution. How would the Indian agencies be able to attribute to the fact that the said misuse has been done from the indicated/suspected source. The issues pertaining to attribution need far more clarity.” Read More

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

“We are thoroughly ill-aware and ill-equipped to understand the ramifications of cyber security breaches and India lacks the culture of cyber security.”  Read More

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

“Nothing in the world is completely safe as there is nothing called absolute security. However, VPNs promise far better security thanks to their high-end, top-of-the-line encryption.” Read More

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

“Cyber security breaches are becoming routine in India yet the appropriate sensitivity is lacking. Reports like these raise sensitivity.” 

 “Cyber security breaches are becoming routine in our country and the appropriate sensitivity is strongly missing. In fact, it is not even given the importance it merits. And this when both state and non-state actors are interested in data from India.” Read More

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

“There is a desperate need for strict cyber security laws in India. If we don’t act now, India very well could be prey to malicious cyber attacks in the future”. Read More

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

“The Information Technology Act, 2000, amended in 2008, still does not comprehensively deal with all relevant issues in the cyber security ecosystem. India not being a signatory to any international treaty on cyber crime complicates the intrinsic ability of the immense law and legal frameworks to provide effective remedies against cyber crimes which are committed from abroad,” Read More

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

“India still does not have a dedicated legislation on cyber security or bullying when it comes to social media platforms. The country, given its vision of becoming an IT super-power, needs to have a dedicated cyber security law on this at the earliest,” Pavan Duggal, one of the nation`s top cyber law experts and a senior Supreme Court advocate, told IANS

The Information Technology Act, 2000, was amended in 2008. By virtue of the 2008 amendments, certain cosmetic changes concerning cyber security were made to the Information Technology Act, 2000.

“These amendments are not sufficient and adequate in today`s scenario. Further, the cyber security breach ecosystem ground realities are distinctly different in 2016 as compared to 2008. As such, there is a distinct need for India to beef up its legal frameworks on cyber security and cyber bullying,” Read More

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

“The Information Technology Act, 2000, being the sector-specific legislation, was amended in 2008. By virtue of the 2008 amendments, certain cosmetic amendments concerning cyber security were made under the Information Technology Act, 2000. The said amendments are not sufficient and adequate in today’s scenario,”

“Further, the ground realities for cyber security breach are distinctly different in 2016 as compared to 2008. As such, there is a distinct need for India to beef up its legal frameworks on cyber security when it comes to banking frauds” Read More

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

“The mandate of implementing cyber security comes through law, and not through advisory or guidelines. To begin with, the regulator must have teeth of law which ensures compliance or they face severe consequences.” Read More

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

“India is not at all in a state of preparedness to take on the cyber criminals — thus, to say, it is not prepared for Digital India,”

“Without cyber security legislation, India will not be able to become the IT superpower as it aims to be,”

“The cyber security policy 2013 is merely a paper tiger. It has not been implemented.” Read More

Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

“The IT Act needs to be strengthened as threats such as ransomware are not covered in it. Aadhaar details have been leaked, which is again a major security risk. So, the legal and policy frameworks need to be in place”.  Read More

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

 “What is visible on the surface is just the tip of the iceberg. Most ransomware attacks are unreported and India is no exception to that. Top information technology companies, banks and even government agencies in the country have witnessed such attacks in the past three years. But most attacks were local and isolated in nature. A mass attack like WannaCry is unprecedented.”

“India must urgently enact a cyber security law and amend the Information Technology Act to make cyber attacks criminal offences and clearly chalk out the roles and responsibilities, accountability and liabilities of internet service providers and intermediary agencies in case of such offences.”

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

Cyber crime expert and Supreme Court Advocate Pavan Duggal says: “The official figures, although representative (there are more cases) only confirm the realities on ground. There is a huge gap in security and threat that needs addressing on a war footing. Cyber crime-as-a-service in India came to the forefront in 2015, but lack of awareness among agencies probing means that there is no specific classification. It has grown considerably and we are not doing enough.”

A known terror group had sought hackers and many Indians had joined the group. “Our police don’t categorise these as CAAS, but just book them under various sections. While we don’t have a correct number, going by the cases I see, I can tell you confidently that CAAS is increasing in the last one year”  Read More

Data Security, No Room for Complacency

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

“Pavan Duggal, India’s leading cyber law expert, lamented that Indian Cyber law does not have adequate provisions to deal with the growing cyber threats. He feels that the Information Technology Act, 2000, amended in 2008, still does not comprehensively deal with all relevant issues in the cyber security ecosystem. India not being a signatory to any international treaty on cyber crime complicates the intrinsic ability of the immense law and legal frameworks to provide effective remedies against cyber crimes which are committed from abroad.” Read More

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

“Such players (Zomato), referred to as intermediaries under the IT Act hold sensitive data and are expected to have reasonable security protocols in place. Should an end user face any lossdamage due to data breach, they can sue Zomato and seek compensation.” Read More

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

Cyber law expert and Supreme Court lawyer, Pavan Duggal says laws pertaining to cyber crime are caught in a historic time warp with cyber crime legal provisions introduced only in 2000s, and amended last in 2008. “India requires distinct dedicated cyber crime courts whose only job would be to deal with cyber crime matters for expeditious disposal of cases,”. He believes only a time-bound approach in addressing cyber crime issues will instil Indian consumers’ sentiment towards being protected against such crimes.

Duggal believes a majority of businesses are not sensitized on issues a consumer face when they are made targets of cyber criminal activity, and only proactive compliances mandated under law will compel businesses to adopt security measures. “We are thoroughly ill-aware and ill-equipped to understand the ramifications of cyber security breaches and India lacks the culture of cyber security.” Read More

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

“Most servers are soft targets as they are not well-protected. Many a time, somebody from the conducting body reveals the time the question paper would be uploaded online, making it easier for the hackers to hack the computer,”

“The government has to invest crores to acquire the right technology. Also, we need to keep revisiting the latest cyber security protocols and make stringent laws punishing the criminals.” Read More

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

“The IRCTC leak represents the biggest and largest reported personal data security breach in India. It is no ordinary matter but represents a massive attack on India’s critical information infrastructure, ultimately aimed at prejudicially impacting India’s cyber security and sovereignty.

“It has taken advantage of the fact that India does not have a dedicated data protection law in India and that the existing Indian cyber law takes such matters very lightly. This incident needs to be a wake-up call for all stakeholders to proactively work in ensuring compliance with applicable laws, cyber security regulations and international best practices.” Read More

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

Before undertaking the exercise that links every service to Aadhaar and coercing people to take it or find themselves out of any scheme, the government should have taken measures to ‘strengthen’ the ecosystem

“I am concerned about the cyber security ramifications with data being stored in a centralized source. We do not have a dedicated law on privacy and data protection,”

The information about citizens at the command of the government is a volcano that can burst when used by unscrupulous elements if they get their hand on to the data,

The government can go out and assuage people’s fears in this sensitive issue. It should assure citizens that the information gathered will not be used against the individual except, for instance, if the sovereignty of the nation is threatened, suggested Duggal.” Read More

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

“The post-demonetisation era saw the absence of any deterrent by way of legal provision. We must think of how to come up with an appropriate cyber resilience policy. Today, the Indian information technology law goes soft on cyber crime especially after the 2008 amendment because except cyber terrorism and child pornography, all other cyber crimes offences are bailable. This means that a person is free to come out and delete evidence,”

“It is indicative of two things—cracks in India’s cyber security armour and the subtle warning by cyber criminals that if government websites are not safe, then nothing is,” Read More

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

“Companies need to come up with out of the box thinking and creative legal approaches while dealing with Cyberlaw and challenges in cybersecurity laws post-demonetisation,” Read More

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

“In the wake of demonetisation, breaches in cyber security have increased,”

“There should be dedicated cyber security laws as India is already on the way to a cashless economy.”  Read More

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

“Duggal says that cyber security need to talks about data retrieval at a lightening speed in case of phishing attempts. He said that when around 65 lakh cards were cloned in October 2016, banks denied the cyber security breach for four-day. He said that cyber ecosystem needs to be more mature to acknowledge the security breach attempts.

“The absence of cyber security framework for ATMs is like a dream come true for hackers. Updating the software of ATMs and beefing up the cyber security framework should be a mandatory provision, not an optional exercise,”

“The country needs a cyber-security law that defines the duties of the stakeholders, starting from the banker to users.” Read More

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

“The setting up of a Computer Emergency Response Team to tackle cyber crime in the financial sector is a good move. In the wake of government’s initiative to promote digital transactions, incidents of cyber frauds are likely to increase. Further it will restore faith among the peoples who are going for digital payments especially after the recent incidents of cyber frauds in which security of debit cards of various banks had been breached,”  Read More

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

“Hackers have time and again demonstrated that breaking into public Wi-Fi networks is very easy. In fact, hackers often use public Wi-Fi networks for the purposes of hacking into confidential information and data of users who log into these Wi-Fi networks without understanding the cyber security ramifications of the same.” Read More

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

“There is no doubt that undesirable content on social media, including Facebook, is being increasingly used to propagate cyberterrorism and radicalist content”

“To safeguard its national security, a country is well within its right to request for taking down of content.” Read More

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

“Although establishing the CERT-Fin is a nice move towards improving cyber security in the banking and finance sector, we need far more focus to safeguard computer networks and payment gateways targeted by state and non-state actors.” Read More

In this news report, Pavan Duggal, Cyber Law Expert and Advocate Supreme Court, quoted as under:

“DigiLocker is a first of its kind in the world and its benefits are immense. However, we need to look at it from an overall perspective. We are asking everybody to upload all their government documents online where the foundation of the same remains cybersecurity,” said Pavan Duggal, a cyber law expert.

Duggal added the government needs to fast-track the initiatives related to cybersecurity. “We had on national cyber security policy announced in 2013 which remained in paper as there was no implementation,” he said.” Read More