As Digital India and the concept of Smart Cities take shape, cyber attacks have doubled year over year. It is the time we should start considering the implementation of digital security systems as an integral part of the plan rather than an afterthought.

When we talk about the government’s ambitious Digital India and Smart Cities initiatives, usually the focus is on the scale of the project and capacity to do it. However, it also poses a big challenge, that of digital security. With the move towards a digital economy, increasing amount of consumer and citizen data will be stored digitally and a large number of transactions will be carried out online.