Privacy

Why e-payment companies give RBI’s data localisation mandate a thumbs-up

Amidst the widespread furore and the general perception of RBI’s data localisation mandate being a spoke in the wheel for digital payment companies, the latter believes RBI’s diktat is a step in the right direction.

DigitalTrack acquires Encrust to become national SI

Muneer Ahamed will lead the merged entity, and Encrust’s co-founders Shahjahan and Vijay will be directors for DigitalTrack Solutions West. 

Cisco raises "grave concerns" over Australian Assistance and Access Bill

Cisco has raised "grave concerns" over the Assistance and Access Bill stating it is essential that "we avoid the false dilemma of trade-offs" between privacy and security.

Spending on security solutions to reach USD 133.7B in 2022

Global spending on security products and solutions is forecast to reach US$133.7 billion in 2022 according to research firm IDC.

Can smart cities prevent cyber risk?

Based on 'Clicks and Mortar: The Growing Influence of Proptech', a report commissioned by JLL and authored by startup community Tech In Asia, this feature examines the readiness of smart cities and proptech to mitigate cyber risks

Apple strongly denies Bloomberg’s Chinese hacking report

Bloomberg says Apple was one of many companies subject to an unprecedented state-sponsored hack, but Apple says its reporting is inaccurate.

Jim Barkdoll: TITUS looks at India market as fastest growth opportunity

Fresh from investments through Blackstone Ventures, data protection company TITUS is on the growth mode globally, and particularly in India, says Jim Barkdoll, CEO of TITUS.

Walmart, Sam’s Club tell suppliers to get on blockchain network

After piloting a blockchain-based supply chain tracking system, the retailers are telling suppliers to get their product data into the system so they can begin tracking produce from farm to store. The deadline: September 2019.

Hey Facebook: Quit discouraging people from using 2FA

Facebook is spying on user 2FA phone numbers to target them with ads. A non-trivial percentage of Facebook users will not use two-factor authentication as a result, a net loss to security.

What is the Crime Overseas Production Order Bill - and why does it matter?

Since 2015 the British government has been in talks with the United States about the passing of a new bill that has the potential to drastically extend the rights of authorities to access user data, without the user being alerted, and making that information legally admissible in court - marking a departure from the covert data scraping that was exposed by the Snowden revelations.

McAfee CTO in APAC on the risks of using the cloud & the impact of emerging tech

McAfee CTO in APAC talks about the risks of using the cloud and the impact of emerging tech in cybersecurity