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Hackers used common devices like webcams and digital recorders to carry a complex attack on world’s biggest websites including Titter, Paypal, Spotify, Amazon, US service provider Dyn amongst others...
Oct 25, 2016
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Artificial intelligence has been an area of interest since decades but it was not until recently that it has silently become the way we do business; and if the technology keeps going at the same pace...
Oct 25, 2016
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  What happened? A few Indian banks complained that their customers' debit cards (RuPay, Visa and MasterCard) were used fraudulently mainly in China and USA while customers were in India. A...
Oct 24, 2016
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“The credit/debit/ATM card frauds as detected by some of the largest banks were waiting to happen.” This is the inference of an ASSOCHAM-Mahindra SSG joint study. The study explains that India has...
Oct 24, 2016
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Only 25% of IT security professionals were confident that their organizations have the number of skilled cyber security experts needed to effectively detect and respond to a serious cyber security...
Oct 21, 2016
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Digitalization has changed the way organisations look at cyber security. More than 59% of CIOs and CSO have agreed that digitization of business ecosystem has impacted security spending, in the PwC’s...
Oct 10, 2016
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Enterprise IT decision-makers continue to have concerns with their wireless LAN security. Wireless Network was seen as the biggest vulnerability by the enterprise IT decision makes, followed by email...
Oct 04, 2016
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What have been the most important changes in a CISO’s role in the last five years?   Over the years, CISOs have become part of the board of directors’ discussion for any role, for example, compliance...
Sep 29, 2016
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Internet of things (IoT) devices are increasingly being used to carry distributed denial of service or DDoS attacks, as per latest Symantec research. IoT devices, thanks to their lax security are...
Sep 26, 2016
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Data breaches have increased 15% in the first six months of 2016 compared to the last six months of 2015, according to Breach level Index by Gemalto, the world leader in digital security. Worldwide,...
Sep 20, 2016
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“While attack sizes are decreasing, we continue to see an uptick in the number of attacks as launch tools grow increasingly pervasive and easy to use and monetize,” quotes the second Quarter, 2016...
Sep 17, 2016
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The White House has announced the appointment of the first Federal Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).  Retired Air Force officer Brigadier General Gregory J Touhill will occupy the post.  ...
Sep 09, 2016
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Indian businesses are under increasing risk from serious cyber-attacks as 8 in 10 IT and C-suit business leaders in India experiencing increased cyber attacks on their firms in 2015, according to the...
Sep 07, 2016
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Enterprise security spending in India is on pace to reach USD1.12 billion in 2016, up 10.6% from USD 1.01 billion in 2015, according to Gartner.   Security spending revenue will reach USD 1.24...
Sep 01, 2016
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Banks, healthcare centers and official documents, everything is just a tap away with new agile mobile applications and unfortunately, so are hackers. Security is the top most concern of developers...
Sep 01, 2016
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Cyber security is no longer restricted to standard ICT domains and encompasses multiple areas of an organisation, including (but not limited to) human resources, supply chain management,...
Aug 30, 2016
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“I understand that there has been a case of hacking,” admitted Indian defence minister Manohar Paarikar, even as he ordered for a probe into the case of data leak about the six submarines that French...
Aug 24, 2016
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Troels Oerting is the Group Chief Security Officer (CSO) and Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Barclays. Before joining Barclays, he headed the European Cybercrime Centre at...
Aug 23, 2016
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The year 2015 was rocked by a torrent of Ransomware attacks with CryptoWall, TorrentLocker, TeslaCrypt and Chimera making major headlines across the globe. This year too attackers continue to...
Aug 23, 2016
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Indian companies are increasingly losing money to data breaches. As per a latest research by Ponemon Institute instiuted by IBM, Indian companies lost an average of INR 97.3 million in 2016, up from...
Aug 04, 2016
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Skill shortage has been marked time and again as the biggest hurdle in having a secure cyberspace. But where exactly does the talent shortfall lies? As per the ‘Hack the skill shortage’ report by...
Aug 03, 2016
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Paying for Ransomware attacks is like “buying attackers’ silence” said, Shivshankar Menon, former National Security Advisor and a renowned diplomat, at 17th Annual CIO & Leader Conference, held...
Aug 02, 2016
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The browser finger prints or browserprints – the way one uses their browser to go to different sites – can leak the identity, location, preference amongst other personal information to hackers.   Web...
Jul 19, 2016
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The Reserve Bank of India has set up an inter regulatory Working Group (WG) to study the entire gamut of regulatory issues relating to Fin Tech and Digital Banking in India. RBI’s financial stability...
Jul 15, 2016
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IT will fight back against ‘the big hack’ in 2016, as per Spiceworks security survey. As per the survey, IT leaders believe that the responsibility for organization’s security is in their hands and...
Jul 08, 2016
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CIOs in Asia Pacific need to analyse and understand the different phases of a cyber-attack to build better cyber defences in their corporate network, according to Fortinet – a leading high-...
Jul 08, 2016
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Five years ago, Mozilla launched its new identity management system, Persona (originally called BrowserID). At the time, a sense of optimism was in the air. Everyone thought that the new technology...
Jul 05, 2016
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Insider data theft and malware attacks top the list of the most significant concerns for enterprise security executives, as per the latest report by Accenture. During last year, technology...
Jul 04, 2016
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Almost one-third (28%) security professionals admitted to have compromised their ethics to pass audit, as per latest research by FireMon, a security management vendor. The number of IT security...
Jul 01, 2016
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Most CISOs see themselves neither as tech people nor as ‘business enablers’ but as the protector of organizational information, according to a study conducted by CIO&Leader and CSO Forum recently...
Jun 28, 2016
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The noise created by the fan of your PC can leak the personal data, encrypted codes and every piece of information, as per the latest research by Israel based group. Fansmitter, a new malware can...
Jun 27, 2016
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Data Security Council of India (DSCI) and Lockheed Martin have collectively launched a new cyber security education program for small and mid-size businesses to help them minimize risk from online...
Jun 27, 2016
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In a letter issues to its customers, Acer Service Corporation has admitted that a massive security breach occurred in their systems. The official letter agreed that an “unauthorized access by a third...
Jun 22, 2016
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As many as 69% of IT and information security decision makers are insecure about the effectiveness of their perimeter security system to tackle attacks. Despite that, organizations continue to invest...
Jun 10, 2016
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The security appliance market registered eleventh consecutive quarter of growth in the first quarter of 2016 (1Q16), as per IDC. Top four vendors accounted for more than 53% of the market share. The...
Jun 10, 2016
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Banks should immediately put in place a cyber-security policy approved by their respective boards, Indian banking regulator Reserve Bank of India has said in a circular sent to all CMDs/CEOs of...
Jun 07, 2016
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Enterprises have moved to cloud and those left behind are working hard to take their companies ‘higher’. Despite the cloud services being widely accepted by the business throughout the world, the...
Jun 06, 2016
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A Pakistan based cyber attack group has been trying to exploit Indian government data by sending spear phishing emails to the government employees, as per a Fireeye blog. The cyber criminals sent an...
Jun 06, 2016
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There is a growing trend among cybercriminals to target and even filter out specific countries when designing ransomware and other malicious cyberattacks, and India is on top of the hit list,...
May 19, 2016
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India is the on hit list of China based advanced cyber espionage group, Sucklfly. The hacking software which targeted many countries globally carried maximum attacks against India, as per cyber...
May 19, 2016
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Cyber security was first recognized as a major global risk by World Economic Forum in its annual Global Risk Report in 2012. Since then, every year, cyber security threats—large scale cyber attacks...
May 05, 2016
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Latest forecasts by Gartner, Inc. states that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from 2015, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. In 2016, 5.5 million new...
May 03, 2016
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Email is still the initial entry point into an organization for targeted attacks, the email-attack vector delivered malicious payloads to organizations in 2015, with a focus on Office documents and...
Apr 29, 2016
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Like physical security threats, Internet security threats are getting more serious, even as the mechanisms to fight them are getting better. But as older types of threats are beginning to be tackled...
Apr 25, 2016
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As much as 90% of the respondents have a high or medium degree of vulnerability to cyber attacks, finds a new study released by Tanium and NASDAQ. The study, called The Accountability Gap:...
Apr 05, 2016
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Cyber attacks are a way of life now. Three out of four security professionals in a recent global ISACA-RSA Conference research said that they think possibility of a cyber attack is likely or very...
Mar 30, 2016
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Quite unexpectedly, just a day before a US court was to hear the case regarding the unlocking of the iPhone of the deceased shooter in the San Bernadino murder  incident last year, the American law...
Mar 29, 2016
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The biggest cost to businesses suffering from ransomware attacks is not the ransom but the downtime, says a new study commissioned by Intermedia. Employee downtime lasts for days and while prevention...
Mar 25, 2016
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Six out of ten respondents (58%) in a recent study said they are more concerned about uploading critical data to the cloud now, as compared to a year back. The same survey also reveals that about 82...
Mar 23, 2016
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In the Managed Security Survey 2016 released by IT Next and CIO&Leader recently, information security managers in large Indian enterprises identified “expertise in relevant security standards” as...
Mar 08, 2016
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