Can I have a few minutes of your time? Congratulations! You’ve won an iPhone 15 Pro. Chances are you’ve received a message like this on WhatsApp. With India’s shift towards digitalization, cyber threats have increased, leading to financial loss and data breaches for many. As Computer Security Day approaches on November 30th, it’s essential to re-evaluate our defenses with the right security software and measures. India accounts for 13% of cyber attacks in the APAC region, emphasizing the need for enhanced cybersecurity measures. Dr. Shekhar Pawar, founder of SecureClaw, emphasizes the importance of safeguarding people, processes, and technology. To help you secure your business, we’ve gathered expert insights on cybersecurity best practices. Cybersecurity awareness is essential for businesses and individuals in India. The Digital India campaign and the National Cyber Coordination Centre are initiatives aimed at promoting cybersecurity practices and securing government data. However, cybersecurity requires a holistic approach, including preventive measures, risk management, and continuous vigilance. Shikhil Sharma, founder of Astra Security, suggests using tools to study phishing techniques and conducting simulated phishing exercises within daily workflows to increase cybersecurity awareness. Data privacy and protection are crucial, especially with India’s data security market projected to reach 21 billion rupees by 2025. The Digital Personal Data Protection Act, passed in August 2023, aims to give citizens control over their personal information. Regular security audits and the zero-trust security model contribute to data security and compliance. Patch management is essential for identifying, acquiring, and installing patches to eliminate security holes. Automating patch management tools aligned with CERT-In guidelines can minimize disruptions to critical systems and services. Additionally, phased rollouts and a rollback plan can ensure system integrity. Password security and multi-factor authentication are critical for personal security. Consistently implementing these practices can help keep data safe.