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Information Technology(Cyber Security) is a dual edged sword. It is can be used for the betterment of mankind like in telecommunications, governance, public health, education, research, finance etc. but may also be used for disruptive purposes.
In addition to technology there are certain laws which penalise commissions and omissions: posing threat to cyber security. Remedies provided by laws include compensation. imprisonment, forfeiture, fine etc. Primary legislation regulating information technology is Information Technology Act 2000 and allied rules and regulations.
The Information Technology Act 2000 defines and prescribes punishment for acts and omissions which poses threat to cyber security. The Act provides long arm jurisdiction meaning there by Courts in India have jurisdictions against the perpetrators of cyber offences not only residing in India but also in foreign countries.
The Act also provides for the definition of cyber security under Section 2(nb) which states that cyber security is protection of information, devices, equipment, computer, computer resource, communication device as well as information stored from any use, un-authorized access, disclosure, disruption, modification and destruction(IT act, sec2, https://www.indiacode.nic.in/).
Due to increasing cybercrimes, countries have become more aware of such exploitation and are taking necessary steps to curb exploitation by protecting their data through cyber security from getting exploited.
In India You can report cyber crime on government portal http://cybercrime.gov.in/
This cyber security is nothing but technologies, processes, practices to protect computers, computer networks, and computer systems from cyber-attacks. Cyber security provides protection against use of information technology for disruptive purposes.
Digital security is a broader term which encircle within itself protection of online identity data assets Technology with the use of various tools like Web Services, biometrics, firewalls, proxies, software, vulnerability scanner, instant message or telephone encryption tools etc.
The 3 pillars of digital security are
Digital Security: Pros
It helps in protecting personal information stored in our devices.
It Protect our devices from Suspicious or unauthorized access to devices can be blocked through digital security and thus preventing possible harm.
Digital Security based on biometrics(Fingerprint) is capable of providing a very higher degree of protection against cyber attacks as it’s difficult to steal biometric information.
Digital security enables oneself to fearlessly communicate, transact, work etc. in online mode
It Protects the computer from crashing or slowing down and thus protects business, transactions, communication etc.
It may help to grow the economy of state because it cuts down on many costs.
Digital Security: Cons
Availing services or procuring tools for digital security can be a very costly affair.
Web services or tools may or may not be compatible with the all devices of the user.
Digital security services or tools may be difficult to configure at times and needs to be updated regularly.
Services or tools may go slow down functioning of user’s device or at times may user’s intervene even normal functioning of another Programme or Application.