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Experts both laud and decry committee proposals on cyber crime

NEW DELHI: Internet policy experts and cyber security specialists are at variance with each other on the recommendations of the T K Viswanathan committee on cybercrime. The Internet Freedom Foundation, a volunteer collective that campaigned heavily in favour of net neutrality last year, criticised the “opaque” functioning of the committee, demanding a public consultation on the recommendations. However, cyber security consultant Rakshit Tandon believes that the committee’s proposal on setting up district-level cyber cells and giving investigating powers to sub-inspectors are a move towards efficiency.

In a statement issued on Wednesday posted along with the text of the recommendations, the IFF urged the government to hold a public consultation on the issue. The IFF said the new proposals resemble the quashed Section 66 A of the IT Act, which was widely criticised for chilling free speech.

Tandon, who holds workshops

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Experts weigh in on gun safety and cyber-bullying in wake of Taunton shooting

TAUNTON – The Taunton Rifle and Pistol Club has a junior rifle team for children 12 years old through high school.

Those children are trained in the safe use and handling of firearms. But nobody that young is ever allowed to own a gun or have access to one without adult supervision, said David Burgess, a member of the club’s executive board.

“You have to make sure they understand the responsibility that goes along with it,” Burgess said.

“You don’t take it out. You don’t play with it. You never, ever point a firearm at another person and you treat every firearm as if it were loaded,” Burgess said.

On Monday afternoon a 13-year-old boy shot his 12-year-old neighbor in the arm on Highstone Street in Taunton possibly in connection with an incident of “Facebook bullying,” Taunton Police Lt. Paul Roderick said.

Roderick said the suspect

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Experts weigh in on gun safety and cyber-bullying in wake of …

TAUNTON – The Taunton Rifle and Pistol Club has a junior rifle team for children 12 years old through high school.

Those children are trained in the safe use and handling of firearms. But nobody that young is ever allowed to own a gun or have access to one without adult supervision, said David Burgess, a member of the club’s executive board.

“You have to make sure they understand the responsibility that goes along with it,” Burgess said.

“You don’t take it out. You don’t play with it. You never, ever point a firearm at another person and you treat every firearm as if it were loaded,” Burgess said.

On Monday afternoon a 13-year-old boy shot his 12-year-old neighbor in the arm on Highstone Street in Taunton possibly in connection with an incident of “Facebook bullying,” Taunton Police Lt. Paul Roderick said.

Roderick said the suspect

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Countries need to scale up cybersecurity efforts – experts

Recent cases such as the WannaCry ransomware attack, a worldwide cyberattack which targeted computers running Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, once again demonstrated how vulnerable we are to cyberattacks.

The ransomware attack, unprecedented in scale, infected more than 230,000 computers in over 150 countries, using 20 different languages, to demand money from users using Bitcoin cryptocurrency (digital money).

This was followed by other cases where hackers tried to shut down social media platforms like WhatsApp.

This and other cybercrimes are a testament of a growing problem associated with the rise of technology. What is clear is that so many criminals are using different internet driven platforms to commit crimes with impunity.

The question is how to address this global threat even as more people around the world adopt technology.

“Cyber security has been highlighted as one of the biggest trends this year from a technology perspective. From the recent attacks that the world has experienced, it

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One cyber crime takes place every 10 minutes in NCR: Experts

NOIDA: In every 10 minutes, one cyber crime took place in the National Capital Region (NCR) and over 22,782 such complaints had been lodged in the first six months of 2017, a cyber security expert said here today.

Rakshit Tandon, a cyber security expert and consultant, shared this information at a panel discussion — ‘Challenges in Cyberspace’ — at the Amity University’s Noida campus.

The event, a joint initiative of the Ministry of Telecom and Information Technology and Amity Business School, was organised in the run-up to the Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS) 2017.

“Most of the cyber crime offenders are youth and college students. These days, even a class 6 student knows how to hack a wi-fi password and every such offender claims to be an ethical hacker, whereas there is nothing called an ethical hacker, as per

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One cyber crime takes place every 10 minutes in NCR: Experts

Noida, Aug 31 In every 10 minutes, one cyber crime took place in the National Capital Region (NCR) and over 22,782 such complaints had been lodged in the first six months of 2017, a cyber security expert said here today.

Rakshit Tandon, a cyber security expert and consultant, shared this information at a panel discussion — ‘Challenges in Cyberspace’ — at the Amity University’s Noida campus.

The event, a joint initiative of the Ministry of Telecom and Information Technology and Amity Business School, was organised in the run-up to the Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS) 2017.

“Most of the cyber crime offenders are youth and college students. These days, even a class 6 student knows how to hack a wi-fi password and every such offender claims to be an ethical hacker, whereas there is nothing called an ethical hacker, as per the laws of the country,” Tandon said.

He added that most of

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Ask the Experts: Unflattering posts on social media could be subject to legal action

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of monthly columns that address readers’ questions on legal topics. Please send your questions to Ask the Experts, The Republican, P.O. Box 1329, Springfield, MA 01102-1329, or email to news@repub.com with “Ask the Experts” in the subject line.

Q. My boyfriend and I broke up after living together for three years. Now my boyfriend is posting unflattering photos of me on social media sites that I do not want posted. Is there anything I can do to stop him from doing this?

A. Yes, there are several potential remedies. You should talk to a lawyer to determine what would be best for your particular situation.

First, you might want to review the websites where the offending materials are posted. Most websites have policies related to a takedown request – that is, a process and procedure where you would be able to ask the website the

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Need to head for safer Digital India, say experts

Nagpur: As we are spearheading into the age of digitalization, there is a constant need to upgrade the knowledge about cyber security to deal with all consequences smartly. Keeping the requirement in mind, Nagpur University’s Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Law organized a one-day seminar on ‘Changing Dimensions of Cyber Space’ in the college premises on Saturday.

Vishal Mane, PSI cyber cell, Nagpur, and Manoj Bhandarkar, deputy director, forensic labs, were the keynote speakers while Balsingh Rajput, SP cyber crime Mumbai, lawyer Prashant Mali, international cyber law expert and Rakshit Tandon, cyber security expert, New Delhi, were also connected through video conferencing.

Discussing how technology is reaching out to every nook and corner, Rajput said, “Communication has changed tremendously in last few years as it is so easy to connect virtually with anyone across the globe through social media platforms like Facebook,

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Local experts offer tips to stay ahead of cyber crime

BY KEN MAMMARELLA
Special to Delaware Business Times

Protecting your enterprise from cyber-crimes doesn’t just mean protecting computers on site. It also means considering connections from employees’ homes, vendors and public Wi-Fi.

Those were a few tips from a Delaware Decision Makers panel titled “Cyber Security Threats and Solutions,” Aug. 10 at the Clarion Hotel — the Belle near New Castle.

Cyber-crimes are soaring, said James Collins, Delaware’s chief information officer, noting ransomware losses will likely hit $5 billion this year, up from $325 million in 2015.

“Cyber-crime is a major threat across all industries,” he told dozens at the networking event, representing architecture, education, government, law, retailing, marketing, nonprofits, refining, technology and wealth management. He cited an estimate that each record breached costs $225, for notification, remediation, loss of customers, business disruption, regulatory fines, legal and public relations expenses, credit care reissues and identity

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