Hyderabad: Lauding the proposals to create wi-fi zones at different places in the country, a cyber security expert today said the government needs to take appropriate security measures to prevent cyber crime.
"While it (creation of wi-fi zones) has a lot of positives like increase in productivity, efficiency and ease of internet access for all, it is important that the government takes proper security measures like identification verification through SMS, maintenance of user logs and others," Ankit Fadia, an author and consultant to police in various states on cyber security issues, told reporters here.
His response came in the context of the government proposing to make Hyderabad a wi-fi city and similar proposals being made elsewhere in the country.
Fadia was speaking after releasing his latest book `SOCIAL -- 50 ways to improve your professional life` here.
Quoting official figures, he said 4.7 lakh ethical hackers would be required in India by 2015, given the rising number of cyber security threats.