The ISMG Security Report leads with views on a novel way to fund the growth of the United States military's Cyber Command by seizing assets such as digital currencies from hackers and other criminals. Also, we offer tips on how to recruit scarce IT security pros.
A landmark ruling by the Supreme Court of India finds that citizens have a fundamental right to privacy. Experts weigh in on court's verdict and its implications on information security and Aadhaar ecosystem.
Researchers claim that the startup company Creditseva, which helps individuals manage credit profiles, left client data exposed, but the company says there was no "breach." Security experts discuss the security challenges faced by startup companies.
A report claims British intelligence agency GCHQ knew in advance that the FBI planned to arrest WannaCry "hero" Marcus Hutchins when he visited the United States for the annual Black Hat and Def Con conferences last month. The information security community asks: Is that justice?
Security vendors are known to sprinkle hyperbole among their claims. But the strategy has backfired for DirectDefense, which mistakenly cast endpoint protection vendor Carbon Black as a contributor to the "world's largest pay-for-play data exfiltration botnet."
Mobile apps in India seeking blanket access to phone users' information have come under the lens of TRAI. Security practitioners believe the data privacy dilemma combined with shortcomings in the privacy laws are resulting in such privacy violations.
Britain's home secretary claims that "real people" don't really want unbreakable, end-to-end encryption - they just like cool features. Accordingly, she asks, why can't we just compromise and add backdoors, thus breaking crypto for everyone?
With less than a year to go before enforcement of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, which applies to any organization that handles Europeans' data, many larger organizations affected in India have yet to make much headway in appointing a data protection officer as required by the law.
The 2017 RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan, to be held July 26-28 in Singapore, will offer a security road map, imparting lessons to practitioners to help them navigate through cybersecurity complexities. Here's a preview of some of the top sessions.
Srinivas Poosarla, Infosys's data privacy chief, discusses the impact of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, on Indian companies and the steps that security practitioners need to take to comply.
About 210 websites of central and state government departments in India were displaying personal details and Aadhaar numbers of beneficiaries. Security experts are questioning why auditors did not detect problems that led to the data leakage and say it's time to take strong action against faulty auditors.
Demands by politicians that people must be willing to surrender their privacy rights to help security services battle cybercrime are shorthand for governments having significantly underinvested in the required resources, says information security expert Brian Honan.