Enrique Salem, President and Chief Executive Officer of California-based
Symantec Corporation, warns against a cold war of an unusual kind.
In an interaction with The Hindu here last week, Mr. Salem said cyber space
was the battlefield for this war, and might prove a huge threat to virtually the
The spread of the Internet and the move towards virtualisation to reap
operational efficiency has seen a rapid growth in cyber storage. From
individuals to corporates and Governments – enterprises have increasingly begun
storing their data in cyber space. However, data is far from safe here.
According to Mr. Salem, there are definite signs that data on the cyber space
was under attack from tech-savvy hackers. He asserted that cyber attacks have
become increasingly frequent. “Indian companies also are attacked and targeted,’’
Mr. Salem pointed out.