Centre for Internet & Society

CIS interviews Saumil Shah, security expert, as part of the Cybersecurity Series.

“If you look at the evolution of targets, from the 2000s to the present day, the shift has been from the servers to the individual. Back in 2000, the target was always servers. Then as servers started getting harder to crack, the target moved to the applications hosted on the servers, as people started using e-commerce applications even more. Eventually, as they started getting harder to crack, the attacks moved to the user's desktops and the user's browsers, and now to individual user identities and to the digital personas.”

Centre for Internet and Society presents its twentieth installment of the CIS Cybersecurity Series.

The CIS Cybersecurity Series seeks to address hotly debated aspects of cybersecurity and hopes to encourage wider public discourse around the topic.

Saumil Shah is a security expert based in Ahmedabad. He has been working in the field of security and security related software development for more than ten years, with a focus on web security and hacking.


This work was carried out as part of the Cyber Stewards Network with aid of a grant from the International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada.

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