The Maharashtra government has appointed senior IPS officer and IT expert Brijesh Singh as Special IG-Cybercrime. Experts analyze expectations for the new head and discuss what should be his agenda for tackling cybercrime.
As Art Gilliland, CEO of Skyport Systems, assesses cybersecurity in 2016, he sees distinct strengths, weakness and opportunities for the next generation of leaders. The question is: Where will we find these leaders?
According to sources in the industry and community, organizations are regularly getting breached and held to ransom in India. What's the story, and why are these organizations choosing to remain silent about these attacks?
Common mistakes enterprises make while prescribing a security or information assurance policy may result in big security flaws. CISOs must define security policies that are practical and enforceable, evolved through consensus with the business.
Slamming a Ukrainian energy provider for recently falling victim to a spear-phishing email and Excel macro attack might be easy. But security experts recommend all organizations use the incident to ensure they won't fall victim to copycat attacks.
As nations worldwide struggle with effective cyber legislation, Europe leads. Dr. Henning Wegener, chairman at World Federation Of Scientists' Permanent Monitoring Panel on InfoSec, speaks to what makes this possible.
A judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Michaels, filed after the retailer warned that POS malware-wielding attackers had successfully stolen details of an estimated 2.6 million payment cards. But the ruling isn't a surprise - here's why.
Qatar's national cybersecurity agenda is designed to ensure that security policies help businesses strike the right balance between security and economic growth, says Khalid Al Hashmi, a top official in the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology.
Adobe is warning Flash users to update their software immediately in the wake of zero-day attacks that can enable attackers to take full control of vulnerable systems. This year, Adobe has patched 316 bugs in Flash. Is it time for the plug-in to die?
As the US government enacts its Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, the question becomes: Is India ready for such legislation? What bottlenecks await, and how effectively are public and private players engaged to tackle info-sharing challenges?
India's cybersecurity efforts so far demonstrate a lack of coherent direction and strategic vision from the government. Unless leaders get their act together, this deficiency will hamper India's digital dreams.
Hyatt warns that it's the latest hotel chain to fall victim to POS malware. It's offered scant breach-related details, but lots of bromides about taking payment card security seriously and urging customers to keep paying by card.
To help train more cybersecurity professionals, academia must work with business and government to find enough qualified trainers and educators, says George Washington University Professor Diana Burley.
Malaysia expects to witness increased incidents of commercial fraud, ransomware and online scams in 2016. Cybersecurity head Amiruddin Abdul Wahab drives the agenda for securing cyberspace and discusses measures to tackle threats.