Soumik Ghosh

Principal Correspondent
IDG Media

The Latest from Soumik Ghosh
How H-Energy tackled emerging threats with an agile, scalable security solution

From safeguarding a massive mobile workforce to deploying an agile, scalable security solution, here’s how Vikas Gupta, CIO at H-Energy future-proofed cybersecurity at his organization.

Four white hat hackers who shot to fame in 2018

From exposing Aadhaar vulnerabilities to hunting down bugs in Microsoft. Here are four white hat hackers who made waves in the cybersecurity realm this year.

Authentication, encryption and AI – the key components in securing connected cars

The single biggest threat to widespread proliferation of connected cars is data security. A conversation with two giants in the Indian auto space – Tata Elxsi and Tata Technologies brings to light why the threat is of paramount importance and what can be done to bolster security.

CISO movements, new appointments and exits at India's top enterprise IT companies

CSO Online brings to you the comprehensive list of CISO/CSO movements and new appointments in the cybersecurity space.

Indian bounty hunter exposes bug that made 400M Microsoft accounts easily hackable

A Kerala-based bug bounty hunter, Sahad NK discovered a critical vulnerability in Microsoft’s login that made it possible to hack into anyone’s MS Office and Outlook account.

Google expedites shut down of Google Plus in wake of massive data breach

Google pulls the plug from its social media pet project, Google Plus – advances date of closure to April 2019.

Former Wipro CISO Sunil Varkey joins Symantec as CTO - Emerging Regions

Veteran cybersecurity leader Sunil Varkey has been appointed as the CTO and Security Strategist - Emerging Regions at Symantec.

100 million Quora users hit by massive data breach

Knowledge-sharing platform Quora targeted by hackers - user names, email IDs and encrypted passwords compromised. As of February 2018, there were an estimated 880,000 Quora users based in India.

Naysayers ready to do what it takes to see Aadhaar fail: Sivarama Krishnan, PwC

Amidst all the furore around Aadhaar being used for eKYC and UIDAI’s supposed ineptitude, PwC’s cybersecurity leader Sivarama Krishnan denounces the practice of media calling every vulnerability a breach. And he’s got a point.

Instagram security bug inadvertently exposed user passwords

Instagram’s ‘Download Your Data’ tool accidentally put user credentials at risk. What’s particularly worrisome though, is the possibility of Instagram storing passwords in plain text.

Zero-day vulnerability with file-deleting capability found in Windows 10

A security researcher unearthed a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Windows 10. And this one goes beyond altering system files – it actually deletes them.

Gemalto misreports 1.2 billion Aadhaar data breach; apologizes to UIDAI

Gemalto took a U-turn on its report of the Aadhaar data breach. Buckling under pressure from UIDAI, the security major has now issued an apology statement.