Fearlessly counter cyber attacks

7 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The news about banks being put on high alert for cyber attacks should not deter us from moving forward in time. There is no problem in the world without a solution, but we must have the will to overcome the barriers. Where there is a will, there is always a way. We must plan to counter cyber attacks before they happen. We must train our young to protect the country from all kinds of attacks – cyber or real time.

Falling is a natural process of learning to walk. We don’t give up trying to find our feet just because we fall a few times. Every baby instinctively learns something vital and new with each fall, till they learn to walk and run. There’s nothing wrong in falling, unless we fail to learn something from it. There is similarity between all our learning activities whether it is a toddler learning to walk, an entrepreneur starting a new business, a post-pandemic world venturing into the new normal or individuals getting used to online financial transactions for our daily living following the worst pandemic.

During this pandemic many of us had to depend largely on online financial transactions to fulfil all our needs. We bought what we needed, assisted someone in distress, transferred funds from one account to another and generally became used to the online world of financial transactions as never before. Though online transactions have been there for quite some time, it was during this pandemic that we truly learned to accept it as a way of life.

We have no doubt that the future world will be more and more dependent on online transactions. As we progress towards a paperless world, incorporating paperless financial and all kinds of transactions, there will be many ups and downs. We must learn from every mishap that happens. There can be no ifs and buts about learning; otherwise it will hamper our position in the cybernetic world of the future. We cannot afford to be fearful of the vast unknown. If others can do it, then so can we - should be the spirit! Instead of lamenting, we should be preparing to defend the resources and wealth of the country and the people from all kinds of cyber attacks.