Rapid advances in computer technologies and relative increase in internet connectivity has transformed Information and Communication Technology as a building block to meet the modern societal needs, mainly in business, industry and governance (Adesote & Fatoki, 2013). Several countries include the knowledge of computer skills as a core for education purposes, a social activity including teaching and learning (J. Augustus Richard, 2015). Implementing ICT in education system has been a multifaceted process, as it integrates technology with the needs of education institutes such as curriculum design, instructor competency, among others to improve efficiency and effectiveness of present education system(Tinto, 2002). According to British Council executive summary on Indian School Education System that there were more than 1.4 million schools, approximately 227 million students enrolled for higher education in various institutes (Ghosh, 2014). In such a situation, factors that retard sustainable development in the present education system,needs to be modified to attain the socio-economic growth of the country(Ozturk, 2001).
Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, CEO of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s Center for Cybersecurity Systems and Networks, is among India’s foremost experts in cybersecurity. "Credential thefts are one of the most notorious threats where the attackers utilize one of the numerous mediums to steal the credentials of legitimate users", says Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan.
"Many cyber attacks are targeted towards companies with less than 250 employees. What enterprises lose here is their intellectual property. An off-the-shelf policy will never work and the valuation of assets to be protected will vary depending on the nature of the enterprise", says Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, CEO of Amrita University’s Center for Cyber Security Systems and Networks
"India is quite vulnerable especially as we push ourselves towards digitisation. However, India is well equipped with the know-how and capacity to protect itself as well. Sound practices and early warning are important. The awareness of potential attacks should increase and that is the only way to reduce their impact," Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, CEO of Amrita University's Center for Cybersecurity Systems and Networks, told International Business Times, India.
A National Award for best Incubator was bagged by Amrita for its Technology Business Incubator. Amrita Technologies provides comprehensive hospital information systems. "Worldwide network of mentors, investors, partners and the rigor in incubation we offer are our USPs" says Krishnasree Achuthan, head of Center for Cybersecurity Systems and Networks.