Home Articles Sci-Tech How India can protect its Internet Infrastructure against Cyber Terrorism and Hacking...

How India can protect its Internet Infrastructure against Cyber Terrorism and Hacking Attacks?

With increasing integration of the country’s major physical infrastructure like the Transport Systems, Power Grid, etc with the Internet, and with increasing cyber  attacks on computer networks of national agencies, government departments and networks, it is becoming increasingly important to protect and secure the data, networks and up time of the country’s IT infrastructure. In this article I recommend a very fundamental, basic and the easiest change in our IT infrastructure which can thwart away MOST if not all of the cyber terrorism and sabotage attacks on our Computer Infrastructure, and also make any real attacks more difficult.

Please note that with numerous government websites and networks being hacked or attempted to be hacked every day, India is already in a state of Cyber War. So are most countries across the world. And any nation which takes its security seriously cannot ignore Cyber Attacks and consider only Geographical attacks based on Land, Sea or Air as a real attack. With the heavy dependency of nation’s functioning on Computer Networks, a national should give equal importance to any attack on  its IT infrastructure as well.

The best move I can suggest to make Indian Cyber Space secure is to move all government and sensitive computer infrastructure to Linux based systems from the current Windows based systems. Even individuals who want to stop worrying about the security of their data should simply switch over to Ubuntu from Windows, and use browsers like Firefox or Chrome instead of IE.

Ubuntu should be the OS of choice, and this also cuts down on millions of dollars in licensing fee for Windows based systems, given that Linux based systems like Ubuntu are both FREE and Open Source.

Gone are the days of Linux being only for the geek. Linux based OS like Ubuntu are better evolved and more user friendly. I have been using Ubuntu for the past 6-7 years. Layers like Wine have ensured that most windows programs could be run in Ubuntu without any issues.
Also these days most people log in to their computers only to launch an Internet Browser, watch videos or play music, so for such people Ubuntu becomes a natural choice for a more secure access.

Hacking into windows is one thing, even attempting to hack into a Linux based system is something totally different. Its like the difference between entering into a house with all doors open, and attempting to enter a house with heavy security and closed doors. In Linux based systems, the doors are closed by default, there are no open ports lingering around unlike Windows based systems. Non IE Browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are more secure. There are no real virus threats to Linux based systems, no program runs as an administrator by default, all the important file systems and information is locked up under the root account which is heavily protected.

Linux is the way to go, both from a security point of view as well as cost. It is Open Source, well built, well protected, has great features, is fast, well maintained and FREE!

Download HitXP Mobile App on Google Play

Get it on Google Play
Content Protection by DMCA.com
Gurudevhttps://www.hitxp.com
Gurudev is the developer of Gurunudi AI Platform. This is his official website where he pens his thoughts on a wide range of topics, answers queries, shares resources and tools developed by him.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

FacebookLike
InstagramFollow
PinterestFollow
RSS FeedSubscribe
Sound CloudFollow
TwitterFollow
YoutubeSubscribe

Latest Articles

The difference between Itihasa and Puranas

Documentation of ancient Indian history and the historical events of Indian civilization in the form of Itihasa and Puranas - Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Online Education should be interactive and innovative – Fun to Learn

For online education to succeed for smaller classses - it should be as interesting as cartoons. Online education cant succeed unless it is more interesting, interactive and innovative than offline schooling.

The Complete List of Dhatus – Sanskrit Root Words and their English meaning

A complete list of all dhatus (root words or verb roots) in Sanskrit dictionary and their meanings with corresponding IPA transliteration.

Sanskrit Lesson 4 – Word Creation Magic using Dhatus

Learn how easy it is to create new words in Sanskrit using root words called Dhatus. This simple process of Sanskrit grammar powers the entire language.

Latest Music Notations

So Gaya Ye Jahan – Tezaab – Piano Notations

Piano, Keyboard, Violin, Flute notes, Guitar Tabs and Sheet Music of the Song So Gaya Ye Jahan from the 1988 Hindi movie Tezaab in Western and Indian Notations.

Background Theme (BGM) – Mouna Ragam – Piano Notations

Piano, Keyboard, Violin, Flute notes, Guitar Tabs and Sheet Music of the Song Background Theme (BGM) from the 1986 Tamil movie Mouna Ragam in Western and Indian Notations.

Dil Kya Kare Jab Kisi Se – Julie – Piano Notations

Piano, Keyboard, Violin, Flute notes, Guitar Tabs and Sheet Music of the Song Dil Kya Kare Jab Kisi Se from the 1975 Hindi movie Julie in Western and Indian Notations.

Albela Sajan Aayo Re – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam – Piano Notations

Piano, Keyboard, Violin, Flute notes, Guitar Tabs and Sheet Music of the Song Albela Sajan Aayo Re from the 1999 Hindi movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in Western and Indian Notations.

Download HitXP Mobile App on Google Play

Get it on Google Play
Content Protection by DMCA.com