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[ISN] Cybersecurity a sham in India: Ethical hacker

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Feb 07 2011 - 09:05:28 GMT

[Seems Ankit Fadia is confused what the term 'Ethical Hacker' really means,
If you do a demo hacking two companies websites and teaching a crowd how to
remove your name from the phone company billing list doesn't sound the least
bit ethical to me. - WK]

By Pranava K Chaudhary
Feb 5, 2011

PATNA: India may be IT capital of the world, but it is lagging far
behind other countries in cybersecurity, said Ankit Fadia, a renowned
ethical hacker here.

"Not only are Internet users – individuals, companies and governments -
unaware of various risks of cybercrime and fraud, the law enforcing
agencies are ill-equipped and ill-trained to tackle them," the
24-year-old Fadia said, who was here to give lecture at an IIT-Patna

"With high growth in computer users and networks, the scale and
sophistication of cybercrimes have increased," he said.
An independent computer security and digital intelligence consultant,
Fadia has authored 14 internationally best-selling books on topics
related to computersecurity.

Talking to TOI about ethical hacking, he said: "The job of an ethical
hacker is to get into the minds of computer criminals, think like them
and come up with innovative methods to protect computers, networks and


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