Someone green-light this drama: Sony, after suffering a massive data breach that led to the leak of personal information and embarrassing corporate emails, has agreed to a data-breach settlement worth up to $8 million.
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.
Cyber-insurance holds promise for enterprises looking to suitably cover risk in an unpredictable, and rapidly evolving information security landscape. Dinesh Bareja shares his thoughts on setting the groundwork.
In addition to having a dedicated individual or team responsible for privacy matters, organizations must ensure their information security and IT staffs are knowledgeable about data privacy issues, says Trevor Hughes, CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
The cyber expert panel formed by the ministry of Home Affairs late last year came up with its plan to tackle cybercrime in India. Security experts recommend that the ministry focus on state-level skill development.
As the Indian economy pushes closer to realizing the promise of initiatives such as Digital India, the momentum is causing a strategic paradigm shift in the approach to cybersecurity. DSCI's Vinayak Godse shares observations.
Security experts say digital transformation demands that enterprise leaders look beyond compliance to understand business needs. This drives the need for a managed services model to understand and map enterprise risks.
Mobile computing remains a challenge for many enterprises - with an unprecedented explosion of devices and applications. Understanding diversity, avoiding uncertainty and planning ahead are some suggestions from Gartner's John Girard.
KK Mookhey has been keyed into the field of Information Security in India for over the last 14 years. He shares his insights on the emerging trends in Indian security today and the major milestones which transformed the sector.
One security expert says the highly-publicized breach of online dating website Ashley Madison appears to include the exposure of sensitive, personal details relating to between 100,000 to 150,000 registered customers in India.
Thou shalt not reverse engineer Oracle's products. That was the stunning diktat issued by Oracle CSO Mary Ann Davidson in a blog post that some are reading as a declaration of war against the security research community.
Given that hacking is an everyday threat to most organizations, reliable security depends on understanding the exposure, weaknesses and threats that could lead to a breach in the defences, says PWC's Wouter Veugelen.