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Cybersecurity is important as it protects the data and sensitive information of the users or businesses from cyber-attacks. Malware and other threats like ransomware must be kept out of the software and applications. India needs to realize soon that not having a dedicated cyber security law can prove to be lethal as the present laws are not enough to deal with the fast-changing surveillance techniques. Why lethal? We live in a digital era. The purchasing habits, bill payment, etc. are all accessible with only one click. If none of information is safeguarded, the costs of data breaches could be immeasurable. It can be risky to use protection against different types of malware, ransomware, phishing assaults, spyware, etc.
Spyware can be loosely understood as a malicious software designed to enter your computer device, gather data about you, and forward it to a third-party without your consent. Though it is still not legal in India, it is used legitimately for advertising purposes. The Pegasus software is a new spyware that is an advanced layer of intelligence, which is different from the earlier instances of phone tapping as the spyware can enter your phone without the click methodologies. It is not completely wrong to develop these technologies as it can’t be denied that the government needs these interception and monitoring techniques. Future Indian firms will be more competitive on a global scale and build a safer digital India with enhanced cybersecurity protections.