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Exploding cyber crime in India – E

Exploding cyber crime in India

Varun Kapoor *

Cyber Crime is emerging as the biggest threat to civil security and citizen safety in the country. A joint study conducted by ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce) Mahindra SSG revealed certain startling facts. Facts which have added a whole new dimension to the various aspects of cyber crime control.

This path breaking study had laid before the nation the fact that the cupboard of security is in a way totally empty. Before things get out of hand and uncontrollable action has to be taken and this has to be decisive and incisive action.

According to this study the year 2014 saw 1,49,254 cyber crime incidents occurring in the country. This is indeed a very huge figure and it shows that the cyber crime in the country is at a very high level. The same study suggests

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India: Right to Privacy: The Next Step Supreme Court on Data Privacy on Social Media

What is Data Privacy?

Data privacy is suitably defined as the appropriate use of data. When companies and merchants use data or information that is provided or entrusted to them, the data should be used according to the agreed purposes.[1] The necessity of maintaining strict data privacy is applicable most stringently to collected personal information, such as medical records, financial data, criminal records, political records, business related information or website data, but in an age when most personal information is voluntarily shared and accessible over broad-based social media platforms, the stringency of data privacy has become more relevant than ever in the context of shared personal data.

Why is Data Privacy Important?

With systematized digitisation of data, and modes of communications and transactions transitioning online, users are obliged to divulge personal details at every step in order to avail essential services. All of this information gets stored in huge databanks, reservoirs of the

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India: Right to Privacy: The Next Step Supreme Court on Data …

What is Data Privacy?

Data privacy is suitably defined as the appropriate use of data. When companies and merchants use data or information that is provided or entrusted to them, the data should be used according to the agreed purposes.[1] The necessity of maintaining strict data privacy is applicable most stringently to collected personal information, such as medical records, financial data, criminal records, political records, business related information or website data, but in an age when most personal information is voluntarily shared and accessible over broad-based social media platforms, the stringency of data privacy has become more relevant than ever in the context of shared personal data.

Why is Data Privacy Important?

With systematized digitisation of data, and modes of communications and transactions transitioning online, users are obliged to divulge personal details at every step in order to avail essential services. All of this information gets stored in huge databanks, reservoirs of the

Read more at: https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=a171a388-2e4e-4e3a-b497-0fdc307015ec

Here’s why India’s small businesses are sitting ducks for cyber criminals

In less than a year, Indian businesses have seen a spate of ransomware attacks—WannaCry, GoldenEye, Petya and the latest, Locky. Ransomware is a malware that hijacks computers, encrypts important files, denies access to them, and then asks the victim to pay ransoms to have the files decrypted. Though very few businesses disclose cyber attacks due to fear of loss of reputation, experts believe Indian businesses have been hit hard by ransomeware since they are ill-prepared to ward of cyber threats. India was the third worst-hit country by WannaCry, according to a Kaspersky Labs report. The number of users attacked by ransomware in India has nearly doubled from 2015-16 to 2016-17, the report says.

If big companies are ill-prepared to face the cyber threat, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are sitting ducks because most of them are not prepared at all. They have no processes or

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Cyber Security: Here’s why India’s small businesses are sitting …

In less than a year, Indian businesses have seen a spate of ransomware attacks—WannaCry, GoldenEye, Petya and the latest, Locky. Ransomware is a malware that hijacks computers, encrypts important files, denies access to them, and then asks the victim to pay ransoms to have the files decrypted. Though very few businesses disclose cyber attacks due to fear of loss of reputation, experts believe Indian businesses have been hit hard by ransomeware since they are ill-prepared to ward of cyber threats. India was the third worst-hit country by WannaCry, according to a Kaspersky Labs report. The number of users attacked by ransomware in India has nearly doubled from 2015-16 to 2016-17, the report says.

If big companies are ill-prepared to face the cyber threat, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are sitting ducks because most of them are not prepared at all. They have no processes or

Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/heres-why-indias-small-businesses-are-sitting-ducks-for-cyber-criminals/articleshow/60921023.cms

Estonia open to assist India on cyber security

TALLINN (ESTONIA): Estonia is keen to help India combat cyber-attacks by engaging with the South Asian country in joint drills and offering its cutting edge technical resources in the field at a time when cyber strikes across the globe are seen as dangerous to the stability of democracies and growth economies.

Tallinn, the capital of this tiny Baltic nation, may be famous for its medieval churches and quaint, cobble-stoned streets, but it is also home to the NATO Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, a leading international military organisation dealing with cyber conflicts.

“Estonia is the cyber security training ground for NATO and the European Union, and we would be happy to exchange our knowhow and help set up similar training exercises in India,” Siim Sikkut, Deputy Secretary General (IT Telecom) in Estonia’s economic affairs and communications ministry, told ET.

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Global Ransomware ‘Locky’ infects India, here is everything that you should know

Humans have entered the era where data is as critical, important and precious as basic needs. ‘The next big war is going to be digital and perhaps we are not so well equipped for it,’ read the lines of an interesting article i read a couple of years ago. While it made sense at that time, experiencing it is a complete different thing.

The 2017 Thales Data Threat Report which issued in conjunction with analyst firm 451 Research says that 68 percent of respondents have experienced a breach with 26 percent experiencing a breach in the last year. The report polled 1,100 senior IT security executives at large enterprises around the world and indicates an ongoing disconnect between the security solutions organisations spend money on and the ability of those solutions to protect sensitive data. About 30 percent of respondents classify their organisations as ‘very vulnerable’ or ‘extremely vulnerable’ to data

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The new battlefield is online. Is India prepared?

On June 27 this year, a series of powerful cyber attacks using the Petya malware swamped the websites of several Ukrainian organisations, including banks, ministries, newspapers and electricity firms. The radiation monitoring system at Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear power plant went offline. Metro trains, regular trains and flights came to a halt at several locations. Ukraine accused Russian security services of being involved in the attack and claimed that they were also behind the hacking of Ukrainian state energy computers in December 2016 causing a power cut in the northern section of capital Kiev. A year ago, in 2015, hackers infected information systems of three power distribution companies in Ukraine, temporarily disrupting supply.

While Russia, locked in a bitter conflict with Ukraine since 2014, has rubbished such claims, global security experts claim that the country is using Ukraine as a testing ground for cyber war. This echoes what Maj Gen Aviv Kochavi

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The new battlefield is online. Is India prepared? : The Big Story …

On June 27 this year, a series of powerful cyber attacks using the Petya malware swamped the websites of several Ukrainian organisations, including banks, ministries, newspapers and electricity firms. The radiation monitoring system at Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear power plant went offline. Metro trains, regular trains and flights came to a halt at several locations. Ukraine accused Russian security services of being involved in the attack and claimed that they were also behind the hacking of Ukrainian state energy computers in December 2016 causing a power cut in the northern section of capital Kiev. A year ago, in 2015, hackers infected information systems of three power distribution companies in Ukraine, temporarily disrupting supply.

While Russia, locked in a bitter conflict with Ukraine since 2014, has rubbished such claims, global security experts claim that the country is using Ukraine as a testing ground for cyber war. This echoes what Maj Gen Aviv Kochavi

Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/cyber-crime-cyber-attack-malware-cyber-security/1/1037598.html

Airtel ties up with Symantec to offer cyber security solutions in India

Bharti Airtel has partnered with cyber security provider Symantec to protect Indian businesses from online threats. The telecom operator, which will be Symantec’s only cyber security service partner in India, will distribute its software in the country, PTI reported on Monday.

Airtel’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for India and South Asia Gopal Vittal said sophisticated cyber threats have become the new normal in today’s digitally connected world. These can disrupt business continuity, but “enterprises need to guard against these emerging threats”, he said, according to The Economic Times.

With more Indian companies taking up cloud applications and infrastructure, they require security custom-built for such an environment, which Airtel and Symantec can provide, the companies said. The partnership “leverages Airtel’s business-to-business reach and Symantec’s Integrated Cyber Defense Platform”.

Symantec CEO Greg Clark said he saw great opportunity in India with the unprecedented levels of cyber crime and cyber

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