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Cybersecurity: Why effective data security necessary in today’s competitive world
Opinion

Cybersecurity: Why effective data security necessary in today’s competitive world

The three aspects of data security — Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (popularly known as CIA triad) — need to be considered, while modelling threats to data

Indian banking sector at forefront of cyber-attacks: What are major threats and way ahead
Business

Indian banking sector at forefront of cyber-attacks: What are major threats and way ahead

The government data establish the sharp rise in attacks on the banking and financial sector. Between June 2018 and March 2022, India's banks recorded 248 successful data breaches by hackers and criminals, central government notified Parliament on 2 August

Cyber-attacks on Indian healthcare sector second highest globally: CloudSEK
India

Cyber-attacks on Indian healthcare sector second highest globally: CloudSEK

CloudSEK is among the entities that provides cyber threat intelligence to Indian cyber security watchdog CERTin

Chinese cyber attacks target Taiwan government websites during Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island
World

Chinese cyber attacks target Taiwan government websites during Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island

The attacks were allegedly linked to Chinese and Russian IP addresses. China is aggressively responding to the US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the Taiwan by conducting its largest ever military drills around the island nation

From metals to microchips, the five essential commodities that will be hit by the Russian invasion of Ukraine
World

From metals to microchips, the five essential commodities that will be hit by the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Ukraine and Russia are essential suppliers of raw materials and energy for many crucial supply chains

Microsoft discloses malware attack on Ukraine government networks
World

Microsoft discloses malware attack on Ukraine government networks

The attack comes as the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine looms and diplomatic talks to resolve the tense stand-off appear stalled

Kerala Police Act Amendment put on hold by Pinarayi Vijayan government; similarities to scrapped 66A, 118(d) exist
India

Kerala Police Act Amendment put on hold by Pinarayi Vijayan government; similarities to scrapped 66A, 118(d) exist

The LDF government's claim of passing the law to protect women and children from cyber bullying or abuse falls flat as existing laws too provide for the same

Vatican said to be hacked from China just weeks before embarking on talks with Beijing
World

Vatican said to be hacked from China just weeks before embarking on talks with Beijing

The revelations are certain to anger the Vatican as its relationship with the Chinese government has been enormously delicate, especially over China’s crackdown on Hong Kong

Coronavirus Outbreak: BSE cautions market intermediaries against malicious cyber attacks
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: BSE cautions market intermediaries against malicious cyber attacks

Leading stock exchange BSE has cautioned market intermediaries against malicious cyber attacks amid increased usage of mobile phones and tabs in the wake of lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic

Saudi Aramco reports increase in cyber attack attempts, foresees the trend will continue
News & Analysis

Saudi Aramco reports increase in cyber attack attempts, foresees the trend will continue

The pattern of cyber attacks was cyclical and increasing in magnitude, said the oil giant's IT security chief.

With the digitisation of India, there needs to be a focus on cybersecurity
News & Analysis

With the digitisation of India, there needs to be a focus on cybersecurity

Digital infrastructure, because of its connectivity to the global communications network, is vulnerable to threats.

Breach of employee accounts will not have any effect on Wipro's financials, says COO
Business

Breach of employee accounts will not have any effect on Wipro's financials, says COO

A few of its employee accounts had been affected by an "advanced phishing campaign", and it has taken remedial steps, Wipro COO B M Bhanumurthy said

India far away from being less-cash economy, must address security issues, says Nandan Nilekani
Business

India far away from being less-cash economy, must address security issues, says Nandan Nilekani

Card payments infrastructure must be made more secure in a bid to compete with cash-based system, Nilekani said

Protecting data today requires a comprehensive and scalable security solution
News & Analysis

Protecting data today requires a comprehensive and scalable security solution

Data breaches can result in sensitive data loss, server outages and costly legal liabilities.

Google Cloud expands partnership with cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks
News & Analysis

Google Cloud expands partnership with cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks will also run their "GlobalProtect" service on Google Cloud Platform.

Czech security service says Russian players were behind cyber attacks on ministry
News & Analysis

Czech security service says Russian players were behind cyber attacks on ministry

BIS said two separate attacks on the Czech ministry were partly the work of the APT28 hacking group.

Russia plans to tighten data protection, draws up draft legislation to stop leaks
News & Analysis

Russia plans to tighten data protection, draws up draft legislation to stop leaks

Russia has drawn up draft legislation to stop leaks of personal information from state agencies.

India witnesses over 4.3 lakh cyber attacks from countries including China, Russia
News & Analysis

India witnesses over 4.3 lakh cyber attacks from countries including China, Russia

Russia, US, China, Netherlands and Germany have altogether targeted India with 4,36,090 cyber attacks.

Sabarimala row: Devotee organisations say Kerala Police's new security measures may only compound chaos
India

Sabarimala row: Devotee organisations say Kerala Police's new security measures may only compound chaos

The virtual queue system, which is similar to the digital system introduced by police since 2012, has not been effective in crowd management at Sabarimala.

Sabarimala row: BJP gears up for showdown with Kerala government as Lord Ayyappa temple set to reopen briefly
India

Sabarimala row: BJP gears up for showdown with Kerala government as Lord Ayyappa temple set to reopen briefly

The Sabarimala Action Committee, a group of various Hindu outfits spearheading the agitation, claimed hundreds of women have come forward to defend their faith and customs and will do so on 5 November.