Pune: A distinguished gathering of people heard several eminent personalities consider the topic of cyberwarfare – the potential of unleashing great harm on distant opponents using the power of technology. ‘Cyberwarfare’ by Dr. Deepak Shikarpur, IT expert and Chairman of the Computer Literacy Committee of MCCIA, was launched on 7th October evening at Crossword at SenapatiBapat Road, Pune.Vishwakarma Publications has brought out the book in both English and Marathi as ‘Cyberwarfare’, and ‘Cyber YuddhaNeeti’ respectively.
This is the author’s 31st book and a continuation of the public awareness he has attempted to create with his earlier book on Cybercrimes. The evolution of cyberwarfare, the frightening aspect it has taken in the present day, and how technology is being used by those with a negative mindset to create hurdles and obstacles that impact the lives of ordinary people has all been described in the present volume.
The author spoke on the occasion and revealed how he has been interested in this topic from the point of view as an IT expert, as well as a student of human behavior and psychology. “It appears as if we have been given vast resources to carry out destruction through the wrong use of technology, and we must be vigilant and one step ahead in our thinking if we are to control cyber enemies and attackers”, said Dr. Deepak Shikarpur.
Present on the occasion were Chief of Southern Command Lt. Gen. Raymond Noronha, who was the Chief Guest, and Guests of Honour Air Marshal (Retd.) Bhushan com Gokhale and Kargil war hero Col. Lalit Rai, VrC. All three distinguished gentlemen presented their perspective on the tactics and practices of Cyberwarfare, and congratulated Dr. Deepak Shikarpur on bringing out a book on the subject. A lively question and answer session made for an interactive half hour of the programme.
Priced at Rs.160 in English and Rs.150 in Marathi, the 152 pages and the 143 pages book respectively are a must read and will surely find a place in the book shelves of many avid readers.
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