The discussion focuses on the growing tTech support scam across the country and the need for industry-wide partnerships to address it. The speakers emphasized how cyber attacks have increased not only in size and scale but also in sophistication over the past two years, sharing insights into the evolution of cyber security and technology support scams. Mary Joe Schred talks about how the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) is helping fight cybercrime. Microsoft DCU consists of an international team of technical, legal and business experts to fight cybercrime. It partners with law enforcement agencies, empowers technology and educates consumers to help fight technology aid scams.
According to Microsoft Global Tech Support Scam Research In 2021, 7 out of 10 customers in India faced technology support scams, the report said. The report further states that in India, Millennials (24-37 years old) were most susceptible to such scams in 2021, with 58% continuing. Scandal with financial loss.
Speaking at the Roundtable, Mary Joe Schred, Regional Lead, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit, Asia, said: A growing challenge that requires industry-wide collaboration. It’s important to remember that cyber security is a team game. Sharing insights, helping to promote education and developing technological solutions to protect our customers. We are committed to protecting our customers and providing a secure digital experience for every individual and organization on the planet. ”
Rama Bedashree, CEO, Data Security Council of India (DSCI) said, “The epidemic has been a major trigger point for India to go digital and online and has led to an increase in cyber threats. Moving to a remote work environment has led to increased attacks and phishing campaigns, particularly digital payments and ransomware attacks that target not only critical infrastructure providers or large enterprises but also small and medium businesses. Cyber security will be important for every organization to move forward and it is important to remember that it is a shared responsibility. We all need the cooperation of the government, public and private sectors to create a strong cyber security stance for India. ”