This Is The First Indian To Be Featured In UNESCO’s Annual Magazine On Cybersecurity
Aadhya Khatri - Aug 12, 2019, 8:49 am IST
Khushhal Kaushik was chosen among several other experts all over the world to write for UNESCO's Annual Magazine
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Cybersecurity is a worldwide concern, and India is no exception. The Digital India campaign calls for mobility and connectivity at all time, thus making data privacy the top priority.
While it takes time for the public to be fully aware of how vital cybersecurity is, some Indians have impressed the world with their knowledge and expertise in this field. One of them is Khushhal Kaushik, Lisianthus Tech Pvt. Ltd’s CEO and founder.
Kaushik is India’s very first expert in cybersecurity to appear in the Annual Magazine of UNESCO. The publication receives articles of specialists and authors all around the world, and among these excellent submissions, that of Kaushik was chosen. This honor does not come easily though. The selection process took more than seven months, and it was conducted carefully and thoroughly at all time.
As a pioneer in this field, Khushhal Kaushik has been invited to share his expertise and experience in a Course on Ethical Hacking & Cyberspace Security of Northwestern University, Chicago. This is a great honor, especially for an Indian as the country has always been considered underdeveloped when it comes to this particular field.
Lisianthus Tech Pvt. Ltd is a fast-developing firm that has aided several governments and businesses in protecting them against criminal use of electronic data. Recently, an MOU was signed between Kaushik’s organization and BRICS Chamber of Commerce to raise awareness among BRICS countries and around the world. Now, Kaushik is BRICS CCI’s advisor in this field.
With this new role, his responsibilities now include carrying out assignments on cybersecurity consulting, running training workshops, and awareness programs. His ultimate goal is to guide individuals, firms, and professionals to set up a robust IT infrastructure.
His expertise and achievements in the field have won him the recognition of many governments. Kaushik was recently asked to join cybersecurity strategy and planning discussions as well as received the government’s awards for his contribution in this field.
Khushhal Kaushik has had the chance to meet up and discuss with a large number of eminent personalities, ambassadors, and ministers all over the world in cybersecurity-related matters. Impressed by his knowledge and insights, Zori Kor, Israel & Head of Cybersecurity at PMO, after a meeting with Kaushik, asked him to found an R&D Lab in the country.
Khushhal Kaushik has high hopes for the future of India becoming the world’s cybersecurity superpower. He said that the greatest obstacle in the development of cybersecurity is the lack of awareness of proper measures.
“Despite several instances of cybercrimes, the general public and even the corporates are not investing what’s needed to improve their cybersecurity measures. According to me, a large-scale awareness drive should be launched on a national scale to expand the scope of the cybersecurity industry and make it more inclusive and approachable to the common masses, SMEs and budding startups. The government must formulate a national regulatory policy and facilitate promotion of cybersecurity research and development,” said Kaushik
He suggested that cybersecurity should be made as subjects in schools. With the basic knowledge taught to children at early ages, we may have a more solid foundation for the future. If this matter can be compulsory for the young, there is hope that the awareness issue will be solved.
With an ecosystem that supports innovation and learning, Kaushik believes that India might one day become a major contributor in global cybersecurity.