Data Security News
BBC urges staff to ditch TikTok over data fears
The British broadcasting giant reported that it sent staff a message on Sunday saying: "We don't recommend installing TikTok on a BBC corporate device unless there is a justified business reason.
TikTok Troubles: Why security concerns about the platform keep causing worry
China's foreign ministry has accused the United States itself of spreading disinformation about TikTok's potential security risks
Effective data security can keep businesses ahead in this information-driven world
Unsurprisingly, as per The Global Risks Report 2022, World Economic Forum identifies cyber risks as one of the top risks to modern businesses. The cost incurred to businesses due to data breaches has also been identified to be at record high in 2022
Why data privacy is the bedrock of responsible corporate citizenship
While data security is about protecting data from malicious threats, privacy is all about using that data responsibly
Cybersecurity entrepreneurship: How data protection is an emerging space for startups
"With the introduction of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other smart technologies, securing organisations from cyber threats becomes more challenging. And, that’s where innovation takes over because as technology grows, so shall cybersecurity"
Cyber attack on AIIMS originated from China, say Government sources, data now secured
Given Xi Jinping’s recent aggression towards India at Tawang, Minister of State for IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar’s remarks of the attack being a part of a larger conspiracy seems valid.
Leaked data of Indian users available on bot markets for as little as Rs 490, at least 6 Lakh Indian afflicted
The study by NordVPN revealed that India, which is still waiting for a data protection bill to become law, is the most severely impacted country in the world, accounting for 12 per cent of all data on bot markets.
Government proposes new law to intercept encrypted messages and calls on platforms like WhatsApp
If the proposed law allowing government agencies to access encrypted messages and calls is passed, services like Signal and Telegram would need to get rid of the encryptions, or shut operations in India.
Samsung is testing a game-changing new smartphone feature that hides your data from repair shops
Samsung is testing out a new feature for their smartphones that would enable users to limit the access to personal information and data that repair technicians have. This may become a major feature in Android and iOS devices in years to come.
'Bug bounty programme': UIDAI calls for 20 top ethical hackers to understand vulnerabilities in Aadhaar data security
According to an order by the UIDAI, 20 individual hackers or groups would be given a chance to study the UIDAI’s Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR) that stores the Aadhaar data of 1.32 billion Indians
Apple to scan iPhones and iPads in the US for images of child sexual abuse
Apple will report such images to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which works with police.
Jobs in 2021: With tech taking centrestage, ‘gap year’ 2020 is likely to force professionals to reinvent themselves
Jobs in 2021 will be different from jobs in 2019. Some features will be very new. Some may vanish altogether. But some will remain for the next 10 or 20 years, particularly the use of digital technology and the internet for remote working and projectisation
S Jaishankar suggests free trade talks with EU stuck due to bloc's reluctance
The talks for the FTA have been stalled since May 2013 when both sides failed to bridge substantial gaps on crucial issues, including on data security status for the IT sector
'Indian govt should convince public on Aarogya Setu's efficacy rather than forcing it on them': Cybersecurity expert Elliot Alderson tells Firstpost
In an interview with Firstpost, Elliot Alderson replied to several assertions made by the Union government about Aarogya Setu, which is being widely being promoted as a contact-tracing app that help to combat COVID-19.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Aarogya Setu team says 'no user data at risk' after French hacker raises concerns over 'security of 90 million Indians'
The official handle of Aarogya Setu contact-tracing app, developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, asserted late on Tuesday that "no personal information of any user has been proven to be at risk".
Sensitive nature of data validates privacy concerns over Centre's Aarogya Setu app; legislation with 'sunset clause' can curb potential misuse
The Aarogya Setu app generates a unique ID for each user and it keeps a track of all other IDs coming in contact with it and the GPS location and time of said contact.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Rahul Gandhi terms Aarogya Setu app 'a sophisticated surveillance system', says fear must not be used to 'track citizens'
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said Aarogya Setu mobile application is a "sophisticated surveillance system" outsourced to a private operator, raising serious data security and privacy concerns
Travelex takes down systems offline as its services get compromised due to a ransomware attack
Travelex is yet to ascertain what all data has been encrypted by the ransomware.
Rise of 5G, multi-cloud, focus on data security and more: Enterprise tech trends to look forward to in 2020
With the digital ecosystem shifting to distributed computing, extended reality, and quantum computing, we need to introspect where does the business stand
Facebook execs bat for encryption on its products despite attorney general's backdoor access request for law enforcement purposes
Barr said drug cartels, child pornographers and other criminals increasingly used and hid behind messaging apps