Saturday, 21 May, 2022

Topic: cyber-security

Cyberspace splitting along US-China geopolitical lines, India needs a stance: Govt cyber chief

National Cyber Security Co-ordinator Lt Gen Rajesh Pant says India will have to decide on its position in this evolving space to avoid being targeted by cyber criminals.

India’s offensive cyber capability more focused on Pakistan than China, UK think tank says

Report by International Institute for Strategic Studies says India made only ‘modest progress’ in developing a cybersecurity policy, and is aware of threats it faces from China.

Cyber threats now sit alongside nuclear ones – India needs a formal national strategy

Despite speculation of rising cyber attacks after India-China border clash, we seem to prefer the ostrich approach – ‘nothing has happened’.

Cabinet approves cyber security agreement with Japan

The pact is aimed at enhancing cooperation in emerging technologies, protection of critical infrastructure, cyberspace and to mitigate threats to communication networks.

A cyber pandemic may infect your workplace, but here’s how you can vaccinate your company

Covid has made us vulnerable to cyber attacks, but here’s how you can build resilience.

Working from home has made us more vulnerable to cyberattacks

Large-scale adoption of work-from-home technologies, greater use of cloud services & dependency on personal devices has increased pressure on cybersecurity.

Admin computer network of Kudankulam nuclear plant breached by hackers based abroad

A cyber security official said a tip-off was received from 'a friendly country' & a team of experts was rushed to the facility in early September.

Data lakes: Where businesses store excess data and hackers have a field day

Data lakes are often considered a panacea for big data issues. But all it takes for hackers is to hide a dangerous virus within a harmless-looking file.

Indian Army launches massive crackdown on personnel violating its cyber security norms

The exercise involves sensitising Army personnel about cyber security, which will be followed by surprise checks to punish those violating the norms.

Becoming more like WhatsApp isn’t the solution to Facebook’s privacy concerns

Mark Zuckerberg aims to make private messages private and ephemeral – meaning Facebook can’t read our messages, and the data doesn’t stick around for long.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.