Although cybesercurity awareness is growing in India, the nation is not making all the right moves, says Dinesh Bareja of the OpenSecurity Alliance and India Watch. Even as threats evolve and multiply, old challenges remain and are making themselves more keenly felt, he argues.
Kerala Police plans to establish CyberDome, a high-tech public-private partnership center for cybersecurity and innovation to fight online crime. Critics raise concerns on its modus operandi and also recommend the agenda.
Attributing cybercrime to specific criminals is becoming increasingly critical, says Eward Driehuis of threat intelligence firm Fox-IT. Using the elusive Dridex campaign as an example, Driehuis explains in this video interview how many malware attacks are interconnected.
Apple has removed hundreds of apps from its App Store for violating its user-tracking guidelines. Chinese mobile advertising firm Youmi has issued "sincere apologies" for the tracking behavior and promised to compensate affected developers.
Dow Jones has dismissed a competitor's report, which claims that attackers operating from Russia hacked into the company's servers and stole sensitive financial information for insider-trading purposes.
EastWest Institute's Bruce McConnell says cybersecurity is not a technology problem, but a matter of risk management. And varied factors are involved in developing a cybersecurity ecosystem as part of the Digital India program.
A curious case of fraud has come to light at Kotak Mahindra Bank, where fraudsters misused credit cards that the bank says it never issued. What will investigations reveal about how fraudsters accessed this data? Who is liable?
Unprecedented levels of collaboration among targeted financial services firms enabled the international law enforcement operation that disrupted the Dridex botnet, security firm Fox-IT says. Now, can that model be repeated going forward?
Dr. A S Ramasastri, IDRBT's director, says the enterprise security leader's office needs to be strengthened and empowered to tackle new threats and growing cyber espionage with an appropriate risk-based strategy.
Target - the nation's second-largest discount retailer and best-known data breach poster child - has begun issuing its house-brand REDcards with chip and PIN. The move comes as the majority of card issuers have opted for chip and signature, which some security experts warn is a weaker choice.
An international law enforcement operation - spearheaded by the U.S. FBI and U.K. National Crime Agency - has disrupted the notorious Dridex banking malware and phishing campaign, which has been tied to at least $40 million in losses worldwide.
The information security field has done a poor job of attracting and retaining women, contends Jo Stewart-Rattray, international director of ISACA, who emphasizes the need for mentoring as well as salary equity.
Indian enterprises must strengthen their capabilities to secure Digital India. To combat emerging threats, security leaders prescribe a self-regulatory approach, rather than one driven by compliance mandates.