Identity Management

Security investigator confronts Wipro on breach incident during investors’ call

Cybersecurity investigator Brian Krebs put Wipro in a tough spot by bringing up a critical data breach in the midst of a quarterly earnings call. Wipro called the incident a zero-day attack and has employed a forensic investigator to probe the incident.

Google, Hyperledger launch online identity management tools

The new tools enable mobile-based options for employees to sign into corporate applications or create self-sovereign identities, access to which they control.

Your Outlook may be hacked; Microsoft confirms breach

Around late Friday evening, Microsoft announced a data breach that resulted from a Microsoft technical support agent’s credentials being compromised.

Toyota reports yet another data breach; 3.1 million customer accounts exposed

Japanese automaker, Toyota, announced on Saturday that a data breach resulted in the data of 3.1 million customers being compromised. This is in fact the second data breach the company faced in the last five weeks. 

A tenth of security alerts that should be taken seriously are ignored: John Maynard, Cisco

From evolving threats to DNS attacks and IoT security, John Maynard, Global Security Officer at Cisco brings to light present-day security challenges the enterprise needs to brace up to.

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Understanding Key Management Policy – Part 1

While front line defense mechanisms like firewalls, anti-theft, anti-spyware, etc. definitely act as a strong deterrent against cyber attacks, they are rendered useless when a hacker gains inside entry by exploiting their vulnerabilities to bypass them.

Former Paytm security leader Aditya Khullar joins OYO Rooms as Head-Cybersecurity

After a stellar stint in spearheading security at Paytm, Aditya Khullar joins OYO Rooms as its head of cybersecurity.

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Smart Business Travel Needs Smart SSO: Tips for Beating (Digital) Jet Lag

Before I unveil my two cents /pence of worldwide wisdom, let’s shed some light on the other victim of business travel – your devices’ digital journey.

SBI fails the security game yet again; millions of accounts left exposed

The country’s largest bank has once again dropped the ball when it comes to protecting customer accounts. Millions of accounts were left exposed after SBI left its server unprotected.

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.

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.

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.