With more than half of the world being internet savvy, India accounts for the second largest user base for the internet and that raises a huge concern for the need of cybersecurity.
According to the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) report, India saw the second-highest number of cyber-attacks between 2016 and 2018. The average cost incurred for a data breach in the country has also risen 7.9% since 2017, with the average cost per breached record amounting to INR 4,552 ($64).
The Data Security Council of India (DSCI) has found the rising cyber-attacks in the country has resulted in more and more companies opting for cyber insurance policies to mitigate risks. About 350 cyber insurance policies have been sold in India till 2018, which is a 40% increase from that in 2017.
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