Cyber World – An Alluring Pandora’s Box
  • Feb 05, 2021
  • By Blog Admin

Cyber World – An Alluring Pandora’s Box

“The global cyber threat continues to evolve at a rapid pace, with a rising number of data breaches each year. A report by Risk-Based Security revealed that a shocking 7.9 billion records have been exposed by data breaches in the first nine months of 2019 alone. This figure is more than double (112%) the number of records exposed in the same period in 2018.

With the scale of the cyber threat set to continue to rise, the International Data Corporation predicts that worldwide spending on cyber-security solutions will reach a massive $133.7 billion by 2022. Governments across the globe have responded to the rising cyber threat with guidance to help organizations implement effective cyber-security practices.” [Source:

The popularization of the digital world and the prominence of e-commerce have resulted in increasing use of mobile phones, tabs, laptops etc. that use high speed internet connections whereby huge volumes of data are transferred in seconds.

We, the internet users need to be increasingly vigilant of security issues. Otherwise, the network traffic coming into our computer system or network from the external world shall expose it to serious damages beyond repair which will lead to the loss of financial records, e-mails, customer files and other confidential credentials resulting in devastation for a business or an individual and even to national security and health.

Cyber security is the application of technologies, processes and controls to defend computers, servers, mobile devices and other electronic systems from hackers on the internet to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information and information systems of an organisation or individual. We at ITOrizin offer expert security professionals to identify your vulnerabilities and provide end-to-end solutions.

The scope of cyber security covers network, application, information and operation in an IT environment. The cyber criminals count on two primary motivations viz. making money and stealing personal information.

The complicacy of psychological aspect of illegal cyber activities or in other words, cyber crime motivation can be classified into curiosity, revenge, fun, competition, political motivation, trap marketing, self-defence, harassment etc.

The types of cyber crime most commonly found are phishing attack, hacking/scamming, online harassment, viruses, malware, e-mail bombing, internet theft, money laundering, software piracy, ransomware and the likes.

A proper cyber security framework is to be designed depending on the organizational objectives and its ability to measure its risks and the strategies to combat the vulnerabilities in a rational, effective and cost saving way.

So it is critical to implement a cyber security awareness program that imparts knowledge and training into how cyber risks can be avoided or in case already affected what actions are to be taken for a proper recovery and future safeguard.

Well-acclaimed training and credentialing program helps the employees of an organization to grasp the fundamentals of ethical hacking. ITOrizin provides you flexible and affordable options to upskill your organization through various training programs and certification courses.

There is a Cyber Law represented by Indian IT Act, 2008 and its breach is a punishable offence in the court. Besides countering vulnerabilities for the organization our knowledge of cyber security shall also restrict us from the allures of the internet.

It is in our hands to act in a sensible way as we should not blame ourselves to fall prey to cyber traps knowingly or unknowingly. Otherwise, as seen in the Greek mythology, our negligence shall open the gateway for great and unexpected troubles and turn the gift of valuable internet into a curse. Welcome to ITOrizin to discover a new and better you.

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