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What do you understand by “coordinated social engineering attack”? Examine the threats posed by such attacks and to what extent is India ready in facing such cybersecurity challenges.

Topic: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security.

5. What do you understand by “coordinated social engineering attack”? Examine the threats posed by such attacks and to what extent is India ready in facing such cybersecurity challenges. (250 words)

Reference: Indian Express  ,imperva.com

Why this question

A Twitter hack affecting top politicians and celebrities in the United States has helped a Bitcoin wallet receive over $100,000 via at least 300 transactions.

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to discuss about the social engineering attacks, the challenges posed by it in the growing connected world. One must also discuss about the measures needed from the various stakeholders to ensure cybersecurity and lastly how prepared India is in this front and measures needed.

Directive word

Discuss – Your discussion should bring out the life and teachings of their life and discuss their relevance in the current age

Structure of the answer

Introduction:

Explain what is meant by Coordinated Social engineering attack – Social engineering is an attack vector that relies heavily on human interaction and often involves manipulating people into breaking normal security procedures and best practices in order to gain access to systems, networks or physical locations, or for financial gain. Give a few examples.

Body:

Deliberate on the implications of the security incidents on various areas. Then talk about the measures needed to tackle Social engineering attacks by various stakeholders. Brief about the various measures taken by India in fighting against such cybersecurity threat incidents. What else should be done?

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.