Cyber Crime

MS Office vulnerabilities, unexplained outage puts Microsoft in a tough spot

The biggest software company in the world, Microsoft has had a rough month with significant spikes in targeted malware attacks and an out-of-the-blue Office 365 outage that threw enterprises out of gear all over the globe. 

More cyber criminals turn towards mining cryptocurrencies: Kaspersky

The experts at Kaspersky Lab found evidence showing that criminals are adding mining capacities into legitimate applications and spreading them under the guise of football broadcasting and VPN applications

In the face of rampant threats, learn, implement and adapt: S Srikanth, TVS Motor

People need to understand the business and reputational impact of a data breach, says S. Srikanth, head of information security at TVS Motor Company.

Naukri.com hacked; 1 lakh resumes stolen

Nigerian hackers hack into Naukri.com’s servers, stealing 1 lakh resumes and contacting 10,000 job seekers for fake interviews.

The great privacy debacle: Congress, BJP find themselves a common adversary

Here's how both BJP and Congress dropped the ball in the data privacy game

Facebook fiasco: Apple CEO Calls for rigorous regulation; Musk deletes Tesla, SpaceX pages

“Just don’t like Facebook. Gives me the willies. Sorry.”, said Elon musk after deleting Tesla and SpaceX pages; Apple CEO Tim Cook has called for a proper regulation on data privacy. Facebook loses $100 billion in 10 days.

ManageEngine fixes critical zero-day vulnerabilities that could affect close to 10,000 companies in India

Here’s all you need to know about ManageEngine’s zero-day vulnerabilities, and what the company has done to remediate the problem

Facebook exposé snowballs into a BJP-Congress slugfest

As IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad talks tough on taking Facebook to task, BJP and Congress continue to sling muck at each other alleging ties with the much-castigated Cambridge Analytica.

Cybersecurity is a team sport: Deborah Housen-Couriel

Israeli cybersecurity expert Deborah Housen-Couriel, was speaking to students at Christ University, Bangalore where she said, “It is the time when young students like you should come forward and start working to make our web space safer.”

Three out of four organizations lack proper incident response plans: IBM-Ponemon report

There’s no denying that fortifying defenses is the first step to cyber-resiliency. What takes a back seat though, is the lack of proper incident response plans. IBM-Ponemon’s 2018 cyber-resiliency study reveals 77 percent of firms lack proper incident response plans.

Adopt new tech, but proceed with caution: Vijay R, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services

The CISO of Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services reveals why security leaders need to be upfront about things and prepare for the outcome of every strategy.

Deception technology and AI will rule this year: Pankaj Thakkar, Birlasoft

With the dynamics of cyber space, professionals like us will have to continue follow a risk-based approach with cost-benefit-analysis, says Pankaj Thakkar, CISO, Birlasoft.