To help security practitioners address their cybersecurity challenges, ISMG is hosting a Cybersecurity Summit on March 5 in Delhi. Among the speakers: Lt Gen (retd) Rajesh Pant, Dr Gulshan Rai and Col KP Bhat from NCIIPC.
The Reserve Bank of India's plans to create a self-regulatory organization by April to help oversee the digital payments system could help reduce the complexity of RBI's efforts to help ensure payments security, some security experts say.
Increasingly complex and sophisticated cyber-attacks are evading
traditional defenses, forcing firms to seek solutions beyond traditional
threat blocking and prevention mechanisms. Threat actors have had
success with phishing, zero-day malware/exploits, and fileless attacks and
are now cashing in on ransomware and...
For modern organizations, cyberattacks are
simply unavoidable. There is no hiding from
this fact. And if attacks are unavoidable,
then the key to effective protection is
speed and accuracy.
Organizations may believe in the critical importance of
speed but be unsure of how that translates into metrics.
Israel's voter registration database - comprising close to 6.5 million people - was exposed to the internet because of an elementary coding flaw in an election application. It's unclear how long the exposure lasted or if bad actors accessed the data.
Cloud access security brokers are playing a growing role in improving visibility as more organizations rely heavily on cloud applications and more staffers gain access to them, says Sean Duca, vice president and regional chief security officer for Asia Pacific and Japan at Palo Alto Networks.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an analysis of the missteps that led to problems with the app used in this week's Democratic presidential caucuses in Iowa. Also featured: growing privacy concerns about facial recognition and business continuity tips for dealing with the coronavirus.
India's proposed 2020-2021 budget includes several initiatives that would support data security efforts. Those include investments in quantum computing research, "data center parks" for local secure storage of data and digital forensics skills development, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman revealed.
A review of the mobile app that malfunctioned during Iowa's critical tally of the Democratic Party's caucus has uncovered a security vulnerability, ProPublica reports. Security firm Veracode says the app insecurely sends data, but it did not provide more details.
The government of India is testing a new instant messaging service for government officials to help ensure the confidentiality of official communications and prevent the leaking of sensitive information.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses the ramifications of the U.K's decision to allow limited use of Huawei's equipment in 5G networks. Plus: Updates on Wawa's stolen card data offered for sale and nascent security threats from social networks and drones.
Organizations need to make sure they have the right tools to enable digital forensics teams to determine the origin of an attack, says Dr. Gaurav Gupta, a scientist at India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, who describes "forensics readiness."
The National Payments Corp. of India is labeling as "premature" news reports that it's launching a blockchain-based system called "Vajra" to secure online payments. NPCI says the system remains in development with no timeline for release.
The Reserve Bank of India has decided to allow all banks to use remote video-based "know your customer" authentication for onboarding new clients. But some observers say many Indian banks may prove reluctant to use video KYC because they lack the necessary technology and new customers lack smartphones.
One gaping hole in the U.S. government's push to counter Chinese-built 5G telecommunications gear remains the lack of alternatives. But a bipartisan group of senators is seeking to create a $1 billion fund to create trusted, Western-built options.