ISRO faces more than 100 cyber attacks every day: Chief S Somanth | Latest News India

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Chairman S Somanth said on Saturday that the country’s space agency is facing more than 100 cyber attacks every day.

ISRO Chairman S Somnath addressing a convention in New Delhi. (File Photo Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)

Speaking at the closing session of the 16th edition of the two-day international cyber conference c0c0n in Kochi, Kerala, Somanath added that cyber attacks are highly likely in rocket technology that uses highly advanced software and chips. . based hardware.

He said that the organization is equipped with a strong cyber security network to face such attacks.

Notably, the conference was organized by Kerala Police and Information Security Research Association.

The ISRO chief added that apart from software, ISRO is also going ahead with various tests focusing on the safety of the hardware chips inside the rocket.

“Earlier, the method of monitoring one satellite has changed to the method of software monitoring several satellites at a time. This marks the growth of the field. During COVID, launching from a remote location It shows the triumph of technology that was possible,” he added.

He added that there are different types of satellites that branch out for navigation, maintenance etc.

“And apart from these, there are satellites that help the common people in their daily lives. All of them are controlled by different types of software. Cyber ​​security is very important to protect all of them,” Somnath said. added.

He said that modern technology is a boon and a threat at the same time.

“We can use the same technology to counter the challenges posed by cyber criminals using technology like artificial intelligence. There should be research and hard work for this purpose,” he said.

Meanwhile, Kerala Revenue Minister P Rajeev, who inaugurated the concluding session of the conference, said that the state is a role model for cyber security governance as the state government is capable of providing adequate security to the cyber arena.

“The state government is capable of providing adequate security to the cyber arena. The government is also providing the necessary support to the sector by setting up a digital university in the state. Kerala is a state where every home has internet access through K-Fone. is made,” said the minister.

He added that c0c0n is a role model for the Indian cyber security sector, making the necessary innovations for cyber security.

“C0c0n is capable of producing cyber security experts among the next generation,” added P Rajeev.

Hebi Aden MP presided over the event where Mayor M. Anil Kumar was the chief guest. Actress Mamata Mohandas, Intelligence ADGP Manoj Abraham IPS and ISRA President Manu Zakaria also addressed the event.

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