Joining the Cyber Warfare
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Joining the Cyber Warfare

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Joining the Cyber Warfare

Sujith Vasudevan, Managing Editor, 0

The 2023 G20 New Delhi summit has concluded, with India making a great name for itself. Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over the G20 Presidency gavel to Lula da Silva, the President of Brazil. However, on the eve of the Summit in the national capital, the Delhi Police's website crashed amidst live cyber security threats. As per Threat intelligence platform Falcon Feed, Pakistan-based ‘Team Insane PK hackers group’ have claimed to have targeted the website. Falcon also posted a screenshot of the Telegram chat confirming the news. Fortunately, the Delhi Police website was restored after a brief 10-minute disruption.

Recently, Minister of State for Electronics and
Information and Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar informed the Parliament that India witnessed 13.91 Lakh cyber security incidents in 2022. The increasing cyber threat landscape takes it a bit far, making it almost inevitable to amass all the help you can get. During these hard times, it is impressive that premium educational institutions in the country, like Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), are joining the cyber security community. BIT recently announced that the institute has set ‘a goal of eliminating cybercrime’ due to the growing use of internet and mobile. BIT Mesra will launch a 'Cyber Security Initiative' with the help of The C3iHub of IIT Kanpur.

In truth, impacting a change in society when needed the most is nothing new for BIT. Established in 1955 by the visionary industrialist BM Birla, BIT was the first institute in India to set up a department of space engineering and rocketry in 1964. BIT was also the institute that set up ’The Small Industries Research and Development Organization (SIRDO)’ in 1970 as a launching pad for small manufacturing enterprises. This idea was later spread to other institutes, such as IITs, by the Government named Science and Technological Entrepreneurs Park (STEP). We are excited to present our yearly special BIT alumni issue.