Schneider Electric launches Connected Services in collaboration with Claroty

Schneider Electric has launched its offering of Connected Services enabled by the Cybersecure Remote Connection in collaboration with Claroty. Claroty is the leading security company for cyber-physical systems across industrial, healthcare, and commercial environments. “Without a cybersecure way to connect, services teams were limited to either providing support from a distance via phone or taking the […]

Tech Mahindra partners with ColorTokens & SSIC to launch Strategic Cyber Insights

Tech Mahindra is launching Strategic Cyber Insights, powered by X-Analytics – a strategic cyber risk advisory service. Through this new service, Tech Mahindra will break new ground for enterprises that embrace digital transformation or leverage technology to solve complex problems to future-proof business operations by incorporating cyber security at the optimum level. Tech Mahindra has partnered […]

ISRO’s SSLV Suffered “Data Loss”

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) suffered “data loss” at the terminal stage, informed the Chairman of ISRO, S Somanath. Although three stages were “performed and separated,” the space agency was analysing the data to ascertain the status of the vehicle and the satellites. SSLV-D1/EOS 02 was carrying an earth […]

GOI Hopeful of getting New Legislation after Withdrawal of the Personal Data Protection Bill

After withdrawing the personal data protection bill, the government of India is hopeful of getting new legislation passed by the next budget session of parliament. Union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has said. The government on Wednesday withdrew the Personal Data Protection Bill from the Lok Sabha. The Joint Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, headed […]

Deloitte India and Palo Alto Networks Partner to offer Technology based Cyber Response Services

The significant increase in cyberattacks and accelerated digital transformation during the pandemic, along with the recent regulatory guidelines by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) around cyber incident reporting has made it imperative for organisations to have a cyber-incident response framework. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP (Deloitte India) and Palo Alto Networks are expanding […]

India Witnessed over 1.5 crore Phishing Attacks via Social Media in Q2

Phishing attacks via social media are on the rise and India witnessed over 1.5 crore such cyber threats in the second quarter (Q2) this year, an average of more than 17.5 lakh attacks per day which were blocked by Norton Labs, the cybersecurity company said. In the April-June period, Norton thwarted over 900 million threats […]

Uber Admits Covering up Data Breach that Exposed Data of 57 Million Users

Uber has admitted that it covered up a massive data breach in 2016 that exposed data pertaining to approximately 57 million users and 600,000 drivers’ license numbers. The ride-hailing platform has entered a non-prosecution agreement with federal prosecutors to resolve a criminal investigation into the cover-up of a significant data breach suffered by the company in […]

Policybazaar Faces Cybersecurity Attack

IT systems of PB Fintech were breached on the 19th of July 2022 as certain vulnerabilities were identified in its systems and were subject to illegal and unauthorised access. PB Fintech is the parent company of Policybazaar, which is an Indian insurance aggregator and multinational financial technology company based in Gurgaon. “We wish to bring […]

NETSCOUT Systems launches AI-based Solution to Counter DDoS Attacks 

NETSCOUT SYSTEMS one of the leading providers of cybersecurity, service assurance, and business analytics solutions has launched a new, innovative AI-based solution enabling its customers to automatically and instantaneously block a large proportion of DDoS attacks thus simplifying operations and minimising risk to their businesses. The solution leverages NETSCOUT’s ATLAS network, a source of visibility […]

Capital Markets Regulator SEBI files an FIR Against a Cybersecurity Incident

Capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has lodged a complaint against a cybersecurity incident noticed on its e-mail system but maintained that no sensitive data was lost. Recently, a cybersecurity incident was noticed on the e-mail system of the SEBI which was undergoing a system upgrade and accordingly an FIR (First Information Report) as per the relevant provisions […]

CROs & CISOs Ranked Digital Ecosystems as a Concern: TCS Study

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced findings from its TCS Risk & Cybersecurity Study, which reveal that cyber executives may not be sufficiently prioritising threats from vulnerabilities within the value chain, beyond the immediate boundaries of their own organisations. When asked to rank where companies will see the greatest number of cyberattacks between now and 2025, ecosystem partners came […]

Are organisations in South Asia Prepared to deal with Data breaches

During the COVID19 pandemic, India witnessed an increase in the number of cybersecurity incidents.  India had a total of 11,58,208 cyber security incidents in 2020-21. Cyber security attacks increased to 12,13,784 by October 2021, the Minister of State for Electronics and Information, Rajeev Chandrashekhar, informed the Rajya Sabha. Cyberattacks happen when it is least expected […]

Joyalukkas Exchange partners with Effiya Technologies to Manage Secure Transactions for Customers

Joyalukkas Exchange, one of the leading money exchange houses in the Gulf has partnered with Effiya Technologies an Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) solutions provider on AML/CFT compliance for greater efficiency and effectiveness in real-time screening transactions. They have a hybrid ensemble approach with seamless integration and better algorithms backed with machine learning models […]

CYFIRMA launches external threat visibility platforms for Middle East Businesses

CYFIRMA, an external threat landscape management platform company, has introduced a range of external threat visibility platforms for Middle East-based businesses signaling a move that’s poised to arm regional enterprises with the tools required to curb emerging and existing cyber threats. According to research published in the Global Risks Report 2022, through the pandemic, ransomware […]

India & Bangladesh to partner in AI, Cybersecurity & Fintech

India and Bangladesh have decided to expand their strategic partnership to develop cooperation in the fields of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, startups and Fintech, in addition to expanding ties in the railway sector, as well as cross-border river management and conservation. This was decided at the 7th meeting of the Joint Consultative Commission between the two […]

Fortinet Threat Alert on Ongoing Hacktivist Operation #Opspatuk

The Malaysian hacktivist group known as DragonForce began targeting India in retaliation for comments made by BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma (now suspended) about the Prophet Muhammad that incensed Indian Muslims and outraged more than a dozen Islamic nations which led to the beginning of ‘OpsPatuk’ aka Operation Patuk led by the Malaysian hacktivist group. At the time […]

Cybersecurity firm SentinelOne launches its Operations Centre in Bengaluru

Cybersecurity company SentinelOne has announced its plans to invest $50 million in India as part of its ongoing global expansion and targets expanding its talent base by 500 in the coming years. The company has also launched its ‘Operations Centre’ in Bengaluru to help organisations in the broader region address the growing threat of cyberattacks. […]

Enterprise fraud & risk management startup appoints Nitin More to lead India expansion

ADVANCE.AI one of the leading artificial intelligence (AI) company that provides digital identity verification, enterprise fraud and risk management solutions, has appointed Nitin More to lead its India expansion. Nitin More has over 20 years of experience in business development, sales and partnership management for top-tier banks, fintechs, financial services as well as non-banking financial companies […]

Amrit Sethi joins Adani Group as Group Head for Cybersecurity

Veteran cybersecurity advisor Amrit Sethi has joined Adani Group as the Group Head for Cybersecurity. Sethi moves to Adani after his 10-year tenure at KPMG as Associate Partner. At KPMG Sethi led the cyber transformation as a part of the firm’s digital trust practice. He also managed the Global Security Operations Centre for KPMG along […]

SpiceJet faces Ransomware attack

Hundreds of SpiceJet airlines passengers were stranded at various airports in India due to a ransomware attack that impacted the morning flight departures on Wednesday. SpiceJet is an Indian low-cost airline headquartered in Gurgaon, Haryana. It is the second-largest airline in the country by the number of domestic passengers carried. Confirming the development, a spokesperson informed that a ransomware […]

Ransomware attacks rise by 13% in the past year: Verizon

There has been an alarming rise in ransomware breaches globally, including in India, which increased by 13 per cent in the past year, representing a jump greater than the past 5 years combined according to the “Verizon Business 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report (2022 DBIR)”. The report analysed 23,896 security incidents, of which 5,212 were […]

Technology industry body raises concern on Indian authority’s directive on Cybersecurity breach

US-based technology industry body ITI, having international technology firms such as Google, Facebook, IBM and Cisco as its members, has sought a revision in the Indian authority’s directive on reporting cybersecurity breach incidents. ITI mentioned that the provisions underneath the brand new mandate might adversely affect organisations and undermine cybersecurity in the country. ITI nation […]

Seven out of Ten Indian organisations hit with Ransomware attacks in 2021: Sophos

Seven out of ten (78 per cent) Indian organisations were hit with ransomware attacks last year, up from 68 per cent in 2020. The average ransom paid by the Indian organisations that had data encrypted in their most significant ransomware attack was $1,198 475, with 10 per cent of victims paying ransoms of $1 million […]

Magellanic Cloud acquires IVIS International and Provigil limited

IT services provider, Magellanic Cloud, has acquired 100 per cent of the shares of IVIS International Private Limited and 100 per cent of the shares of Provigil Surveillance Limited, subject to completion of closing conditions as specified in a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) between the companies, by way of cash consideration valued approximately at INR.290,27,93,405 […]

TAC Security appoints industry expert Bharat Panchal into the Board

TAC Security, a global leader in innovative Risk-Based Vulnerability Management has appointed Bharat Panchal to the company’s Board of Directors. As an independent director, Panchal will provide direction and mentorship for TAC Security to continue its accelerated growth momentum. With his vast experience in the cyber security landscape spanning three decades, Bharat Panchal’s induction into […]

State Bank of India issues Frauds-related advisories to Customers   

With the increasing penetration of digital transactions in India, one of the largest lenders State Bank of India (SBI) issued a set of advisories for its customers to avoid getting duped by frauds. State Bank of India is an Indian multinational public sector bank and financial services statutory body headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. SBI said […]

New Ransomware attack to Hit Organisations every 11 seconds: Experts

There has been a constant increase in the number of cyberattacks happening in India and other parts of the world including India’s power grid systems. The Government of India has been working on initiatives to educate and create awareness about the different aspects of cybersecurity and how to prevent a cybersecurity incident in order to […]

Dubai Electronic Security Centre in collaboration with Thales Group launch the Cyber Node initiative

Dubai Electronic Security Centre (DESC), part of Digital Dubai, has launched the Cyber Node initiative, in partnership with Thales Group, a global leader in cybersecurity technologies and data protection. The new initiative aims to develop an advanced and specialised cyber-workforce that fosters innovation, supports digital economic growth and contributes to the development of new technologies. […]

India’s leading Cybersecurity agencies probe Oil India Ransomware attack

The Intelligence Bureau (IB) and India’s two leading cyber security agencies — Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC) — have joined the probe into the ransomware attack on state-run explorer Oil India Limited’s (OIL) headquarters at Duliajan in upper Assam’s Dibrugarh district. Oil India Limited is the […]

More than 900 complaints of Cyber Harassment received from 257 Indian cities in 2021

The latest report by Cyber Bullying Action Awareness Prevention (CyberBAAP) revealed that cyber harassment cases have surged post-pandemic. It claimed to have received over 900 complaints from across 257 Indian cities last year. The majority of the complaints arose from trolling, followed by sextortion. The Founder of CyberBAAP, Nirali Bhatia, recently took to asynchronous social […]

India needs investment in Cybersecurity technologies: IT Minister

India has the opportunity to leapfrog in exponential technologies like cybersecurity and the country needs investment in these technologies to keep its enterprises and key infrastructure secure from bad actors, Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT and Skill Development Rajeev Chandrasekhar said. Inaugurating the IBM cybersecurity hub, he said that India needs such […]

Yotta Infrastructure partners with Virsec for Runtime protection services

Yotta Infrastructure is partnering with Virsec for runtime protection services through which enterprises across India that are either hosted at Yotta data centre or their captive on-premises data centre or any public cloud can get access to Virsec’s patented Deterministic Protection Platform (DPP). It is the only security solution that ensures precise protection against zero-day, ransomware and […]

Why Organisations are getting their Zero Trust Strategy Wrong

In the last few years, there has been an increase in the number of cyberattacks and it continues to grow.  More than 11.5 lakh incidents of cyberattacks were tracked and reported to India’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) in 2021. According to official estimates, ransomware attacks have increased by 120 per cent in India, according […]

7 out of 10 organisations experienced downtime due to Data loss in 2021: Acronis

In the year 2021, 80 per cent of organisations ran as many as 10 solutions simultaneously for data protection and cybersecurity yet more than half of them suffered downtime because of data loss. More solutions do not translate into more protection. This year, while 78 per cent of organisations globally run as many as 10 […]

Security flaw in Punjab State Power Corporation made consumer data accessible to Hackers

A “security flaw” in the Punjab State Power Corporation (PSPCL) website has made consumer data accessible to hackers, according to cybersecurity analyst and ethical hacker Sunny Nehra. The government-owned power utility has around 95 lakh consumers across Punjab. Nehra said that he discovered the alleged loophole in the PSPCL website while testing out its security when a friend of […]

ICICI Bank’s mobile and internet banking services faced outage

ICICI Bank’s mobile and internet banking platforms faced outages on Friday due to a server issue that caused inconvenience to its customers. The services were restored within a few hours. ICICI Bank Limited is an Indian multinational bank and financial services company headquartered in Vadodara. The customers of the bank took to Twitter to complain […]

India’s Data Centres faced nearly 51 million Cyber Attacks in April-Dec 2021

The vulnerable exposed systems that are unmonitored and facing the internet, are the most attacked system for the attackers nowadays. According to a research done by The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) and CyberPeace Foundation (CPF) along with Autobot Infosec Private Limited, nearly 51 million attack events have been recorded between April to […]

UAE’s Cybersecurity Council signs an MoU with Huawei to strengthen cybersecurity

The UAE’s Cybersecurity Council has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Huawei to collaborate in the strengthening of local strategies and efforts related to cybersecurity. The agreement was signed at the GISEC 2022 cybersecurity conference that was held between March 21st to 23rd at the Dubai World Trade Center. As per the memorandum, both parties […]

Malware detections in the UAE Rising since March

Daily malware detections in the UAE have been on the rise during March, according to new research by Acronis, a global cyber protection company. This trend exposes the critical need for cybersecurity in the region, especially for SMEs, said Candid Wuest, Acronis VP, Cyber Protection, speaking ahead of Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC), an Arabian […]

Microsoft expands its Cybersecurity Skill campaign to an additional 23 countries

Microsoft expands its cybersecurity skills campaign to an additional 23 countries. Cybersecurity continues to be a significant threat for organisations and individuals around the world and cybercriminals have become increasingly sophisticated and the threat landscape more diverse. These cybersecurity challenges are compounded by a workforce shortage, there aren’t enough people with the cybersecurity skills needed […]

5 Tips on How organisations can deal with Data Breaches

The COVID19 pandemic has resulted in an increased amount of vulnerabilities for some organisations which has led to them experiencing cybersecurity related incidents.  According to a Trend Micro report which was published previous year in the month of August. Nearly 73 per cent of organisations in India expect to experience a data breach that impacts […]

Axis Bank partners with Gujarat Police for Cyber Awareness and Fraud Protection

Axis Bank, India’s third-largest private sector bank has recently launched the #InnChoroSeSawadhaan film, a digital campaign on cyber awareness & fraud protection in partnership with the Gujarat Police. The purpose of the campaign is to create awareness among people on the latest modus operandi adopted by fraudsters to digitally dupe people of their hard-earned money, […]

Sri Lanka to pass the Personal Data Protection bill

SLASSCOM, Sri Lanka’s national chamber for the IT-BPM industry, FITIS, Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka and CSSL, the Computer Society of Sri Lanka has congratulated the Government’s decision to pass the new Personal Data Protection bill, as part of the country’s efforts to move towards a modern digital state and economy, and appreciated […]

Data not Leaked to Chinese firms: Paytm Payments Bank

Paytm Payments Bank, an Indian payments bank headquartered in Noida has said that the media reports claiming data leak to Chinese firms are completely false, inaccurate and unverified. “India’s homegrown Paytm Payments Bank is proud to be a true believer and enabler of the Digital India initiative and is committed to driving financial inclusion in the […]

Is a traditional approach towards Cybersecurity Relevant anymore

India had reported a total of 11,58,208 cybersecurity incidents in 2020-21. Cybersecurity attacks increased to 12,13,784 till October 2021, the Minister of State for Electronics and Information, Rajeev Chandrashekhar, informed the Rajya Sabha.  The nature of cybercrime is on an individual, organisation and state/society level. In the total cybercrime landscape, online social media fraud consists […]

Microfinance loan disbursals during COVID-19 was a result of an IT glitch: IndusInd Bank

IndusInd Bank has said that the microfinance loan disbursals by its subsidiary during the COVID-19 period was the result of a technical glitch, according to the findings of audit firm Deloitte. The matter is related to allegations of disbursal of microfinance loans by its subsidiary Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd (BFIL) between 1st March 2020 and October 2021, […]

ICONS partners with Versasec to battle against the rising number of Cyber Threats in India

Versasec, one of the leaders in credentials management systems (CMS) has announced a new strategic partnership with India based technology marketing and distributor company ICONS to combat cyber threats rising numbers in India. ICONS, whose technology portfolio includes Two-Factor and Multi-Factor Authentication, will now include Versasec’s credential management system vSEC:CMS. The clients and partners of ICONS […]

Commercial Banks in India reported Rs 1.38 trillion of frauds in 2020-21: RBI

In the aftermath of the COVID19 pandemic, number of online frauds have risen alarmingly in India, as a result of increased tech usage. According to a Statista report in 2020, the state of Maharashtra in India had the highest number of cyber fraud offences with over three thousand cases registered with the authorities. The country […]

India-based IT company completes Service Organisation Control 2 Type 1 Cybersecurity audit

ITShastra, an India-based IT services provider has announced that the company has completed the Service Organisation Control (SOC) 2 Type 1 audit- a critical barometer of a robust information security system. The audit indicated that ITShastra and its industry-leading technology platforms and solutions comply with the highest cybersecurity standards that ensure the best IT governance […]

Airtel suffers brief Outage

Airtel’s broadband and mobile services were down for a brief period today. The users in India reportedly faced issues with connectivity in multiple regions. The popular telecom operator is one of the largest in India. Many users have reported on Twitter that not just Airtel’s mobile internet service, but the Airtel Thanks app, and Airtel […]

SIDBI and C-DAC collaborate on Cybersecurity, AI in the Banking Sector

The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), the principal financial institution engaged in the promotion, financing and development of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), a premier R&D organisation under the Ministry of Electronics and IT, Government of India, […]

ColorTokens expands Middle East presence

ColorTokens Inc., a US based Zero Trust cybersecurity platform company announced its long-term commitment to scaling across the Middle East. Headquartered in San Jose, California, ColorTokens reduces the complexity of defining and enforcing security controls in an increasingly complex digital world. The Xtended ZeroTrust Platform helps organisations to detect, contain, and eliminate threats across data […]

Cybersecurity & Data to be the top priority of CIOs in 2022

IT decision makers from leading Indian companies will be focusing on cyber security and data-backed decision making, as their key priority areas in 2022. Coming in the backdrop of a pandemic situation, businesses the world over have had to take a fresh look at the way they do business. With social distancing norms, remote working, […]

How Health tech companies ensured Data Safety

Till date over 720 million Indians have been tested for COVID19 and the government of India is highly relying on the latest technologies for spreading awareness about COVID19 and vaccination drives. The latest technologies are being adopted by various organisations of different sectors in order to accelerate their process of digital transformation. But this also […]

Personal COVID19 data of Indians leaked online

Personal data of thousands of people in India has been leaked from a government server which includes their name, mobile number, address and COVID test result, and the information can be accessed through online search. The leaked data has been put on sale on Raid Forums website where a cyber criminal claims to have personal […]

More than half organisations fail to implement zero-trust initiatives: Fortinet

Fortinet , a global leader in broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions unveiled the Global State of Zero Trust Report. The survey reveals that while most organisations have a vision of zero trust or are in the process of implementing zero-trust initiatives, more than half of organisations cannot translate this vision into the solutions they […]

India among top five targets for cyberattacks in the APAC region: Kaspersky

With an increase in the adoption of work from home environment. Organisations are becoming more vulnerable to cyber attacks. According to CheckPoint Research, India witnessed 1,803 cyber-attacks weekly per organisation on average in 2021. India is among the top five targets for cyber attacks in the APAC region, particularly security breaches that involve cyber espionage, according to cybersecurity and […]

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd suffers data breach over 700GB data released online

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd (ABFRL) suffered a data breach on its portal and the company is investigating the incident. Meanwhile, the company has assured that it will have no operational or business impact on its operations. The company has engaged forensic security experts to investigate the data breach incident where over 700GB of […]

How travel companies are tackling cybersecurity

The COVID19 pandemic caused disruptions in the normal functioning of people’s personal and professional lives. Various restrictions were put in place for working and traveling. People had to work from home and put their travel plans on hold.Now post the emergence of Omicron, travel again has gone for a tailspin. Consider this- during Christmas, around […]

Honeywell and Acalvio Technologies launch solution to detect attacks across OT environments in commercial buildings

Honeywell and Acalvio Technologies announced today the launch of a new solution designed to detect known and unknown (zero-day) attacks across the operational technology (OT) environments in commercial buildings.  Honeywell Threat Defense Platform (HTDP) powered by Acalvio employs sophisticated active defense featuring autonomous deception tactics to outsmart attackers and provides high fidelity threat detection. Honeywell’s technology […]

How organisations in South Asia are tackling Cyber Threats?

On 16th December 2021, W.Media hosted its digital event ‘SA Enterprise & Cloud Cyber Security Summit 2021’ Renowned technology experts from the industry were a part of this digital event Renowned thought leaders and industry experts will be a part of this event IPS Loknath Behera, Managing Director, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd, Burgess Cooper, Cybersecurity […]

India requires 3 million cybersecurity experts

The COVID19 pandemic has led to organisations making a lot of changes in their way of working. But what efforts has the government been making to ensure a strong cybersecurity infrastructure? “During the pandemic most organisations had adapted to work from home in which cybersecurity is playing a crucial role. Unauthorised intrusion cybersecurity vulnerability is […]

Police Stations in the city of Gurugram to have cyber-help desk

To deal with the rising cases of cybercrimes swiftly, police stations in the city Gurugram, Haryana, India will have a cyber-help desk. The city currently has only one help desk. This announcement was made by the Commissioner of Gurugram Police K.K. Rao while presiding over a crime meeting along with all the senior police officers […]

Are Organisations in South Asia doing enough to tackle Cyber Threats?

Cybersecurity breaches are one of the most prominent and challenging situations that organisations face. With remote working and workload shifting to cloud, organisations have become more vulnerable to possible cybersecurity incidents. With even some of the most secure platforms/organisations, including the likes of Facebook and Apple falling prey to cybersecurity breaches, data is at perpetual threat. Further, the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Cybercrimes increased by 64% in Gujarat: National Crime Records Bureau

During the COVID19 pandemic when human interaction was limited and people had to rely on online services, digital transactions witnessed a huge jump last year. This increase in digital traffic also led to an increase in cybercrimes due to limited awareness and preparedness. The report on Crime in India released by National Crime Records Bureau […]

India-based cybersecurity firm raises funds from NTT Netmagic

Netmonastery NSPL, a security information and event management (SIEM) solution provider, has raised funds of an undisclosed amount in Pre-series A round from Sharad Sanghi, CEO NTT-Netmagic in his personal capacity. The funding gives Sanghi a “significant minority stake” in the company, and will be used to increase Netmonastery’s market presence across the globe, added […]

How India’s CoWIN healthcare app has kept Cyber Attackers at Bay

The importance of cybersecurity holds significant importance in the healthcare sector, considering that it is tasked with secure records maintenance of a billion people. According to a reports, in a cyber-attack in December 2020, data on the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was stolen and released online illegally. According to a BBC report, the National Cyber Security […]

Sensitive information of about 1.2 million WordPress customers of GoDaddy compromised: Reports

GoDaddy has revealed that nearly 1.2 million of its WordPress customers’ sensitive information has been compromised. In a blog post, GoDaddy’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Demetrius Comes said that they’ve discovered unauthorised access to its managed WordPress servers, a Business Insider report added. “Up to 1.2 million active and inactive Managed WordPress customers had their email address […]

Critical information of 180 million Punjab National Bank’s customers was at risk: Reports

Vulnerability in Punjab National Bank’s (PNB) servers put the critical financial and personal information of 180 million customers at risk for around seven months according to the cybersecurity firm CyberX9. The vulnerability provided access to the entire digital banking system of the bank with administrative control, the agency said. According to CyberX9, the vulnerability was […]

3 out of 4 organisations experienced cyber-incident related downtime during festive season: McAfee

81 per cent of global organisations experienced increased cyber threats with 79 per cent experiencing downtime due to a cyber-incident during a peak season, according to McAfee Enterprise and FireEye’s report titled ‘Cybercrime in a Pandemic World: The Impact of COVID-19’ Findings reveal that it is important for organisations to prioritise and strengthen their cybersecurity architecture. The findings […]

Does India need to constantly evolve its IT laws?

India is a nation heavily invested in technology with internet playing a major role in digital economy and will need to constantly evolve its laws and “get more modern laws” around newer user harms surfacing in the online world, Minister of State for IT of India, Rajeev Chandrasekhar said speaking at ‘Times Now Summit 2021’. […]

ColorTokens partners with CyberMonks to bring Zero Trust Platforms to customers

ColorTokens an innovator in SaaS-based Zero Trust cybersecurity solutions, announced that it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with CyberMonks, an EMEA first Managed Security Services Distributor, to bring the protection of ColorTokens Xtended ZeroTrust Platform to CyberMonks customers. The partnership will help CyberMonks make Zero Trust a reality for MSPs and their end customers. The Xtended ZeroTrust […]

NETMONASTERY and SecurityHQ partner to bring high-end threat detection

NETMONASTERY, a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution provider has announced its partnership with SecurityHQ, a global Managed Security Service Provider, delivering superior engineering-led solutions to clients around the world. By combining dedicated security experts, cutting-edge technology, and processes, SecurityHQ clients receive an enterprise grade experience that ensures that all IT virtual assets, cloud, […]

Why Organisations need to think Out-of-the-Box to Tackle Emerging cybersecurity Threats

On 27th October, W.Media hosted its digital event “Zero Breaches & Threat Intelligence – The next big thing in cybersecurity”. The event’s sponsors were Qualys and Tata Communications. Renowned technology experts from the industry were a part of this digital event, Prof. Triveni Singh, IPS SP, Cyber Crimes, UP Police, Debashish Jyotiprakash, CTSO-APAC & Managing […]

Ransomwware Attacks to Evolve further, become more widespread in 2022: McAfee Survey

McAfee Enterprise and FireEye have released their 2022 Threat Predictions, examining the top cybersecurity threats they predict enterprises will face in 2022. Ransomware, nation states, social media and the shifting reliance on a remote workforce made headlines in 2021. Bad actors will learn from this year’s successful tactics, retool, and pivot them into next year’s […]

India recorded more than 50,000 Cyber Crimes in 2020

The COVID19 pandemic has given the rise to cybercrimes. The nature of cybercrime is on an individual, organisation and state/society level. The question here is what is the importance of awareness when it comes to cybersecurity.  Prof Triveni Singh, IPS SP. Cybercrimes, Uttar Pradesh Police, India in a digital event by W.Media on “Zero Breaches […]

India’s IT Ministry & CISO’s Discuss Urgent Measures to Combat Cyber Attacks

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of India (MeitY) is organising a week-long Deep Dive Online Training programme for Chief Information Security officers (CISO) along with technical heads, front-line IT staff representing different ministries, departments and organisations from central and state governments, PSUs, and bank organisations aiming to strengthen the cybersecurity ecosystem in India. […]

Tata Tele Business Services launches internet with cybersecurity combo solution

Tata Tele Business Services (TTBS), India’s  leading enabler of digital connectivity and cloud solutions for businesses has announced the launch of Smart Internet, Industry’s first smart internet leased- single suite combining high speed internet with cloud based security and  greater control at an optimised cost. Digitally driven businesses that continue to modernise their operations require network manageability and visibility alongside consistent and […]

Can CISO’s and CIOs minimise Data Breaches?

The rapidly increasing cybersecurity incidents are becoming a matter of concern for organisations across different sectors. The cybersecurity market was valued at USD 156.24 billion in 2020, and it is expected to reach USD 352.25 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 14.5 per cent during 2021-2026. The trends for IoT, BYOD, AI, and machine […]

Acer confirms cyberattack on its India offices

Acer has confirmed a cyberattack on its offices in India this week after hackers with the Desorden Group claimed to have breached servers and stolen 60GB of files. The group emailed ZDNet about the hack, claiming to have access to the customer and corporate business data as well as financial information. When asked, the hackers denied it […]

Government, Startups & Organisations need to come together to tackle Cybersecurity challenges

For organisations to boost the cybersecurity ecosystem, academia, start-ups, and government need to create a vibrant ecosystem and proactively address the most important technology challenges in the country. “Collaboration is the key to a secure & connected future.” said Sanjay Gupta, Vice President, and India Managing Director, NXP Semiconductors. At NXP India, one of the […]

Thales to provide Cyber Security Solutions for Indian Army

Thales Group, a leading French defence company, is planning to devote resources to meeting the Indian armed forces’ needs for next-generation cyber security systems, artificial intelligence, and advanced skills in big data analytics. Thales Group Chairman and CEO Patrice Caine said that the firm has been seeking to increase its entire presence in India, especially […]

Tech Mahindra partners with Data Security Council of India to Drive Cybersec Innovation

Tech Mahindra Ltd has partnered with the Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence, part of Data Security Council of India (CCoE-DSCI) with an aim of driving cybersecurity innovation ecosystem in India. CCoE is a glocal hub based in Hyderabad aimed at catalysing innovation, entrepreneurship, and capability building in cyber security and privacy. It is a joint initiative […]

CERT-In,MeitY & India’s micro-blogging platform Koo collaborate for Cyber Security Awareness

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, and India’s multi-lingual micro-blogging platform Koo are jointly executing citizen outreach activity to create awareness on cyber security this October. This , which is observed as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This collaboration aims to increase public awareness […]

India Ranks second in Security Threats on cloud: McAfee report

India is now ranked second when it comes to security threats on Cloud, according to a McAfee report. India is followed by Australia, Canada and Brazil, and malware was the technique used most often in reported incidents, the report added. With the shift to a more flexible pandemic workforce, cyber criminals have introduced new and updated threats and tactics […]

GOI announces cybersecurity guidelines in the Power Sector

The central government of India has released guidelines for cybersecurity in the power sector with an aim to create a secure power cyber ecosystem. “Central Electricity Authority (Technical Standards for Connectivity to the Grid) (Amendment) Regulations, 2019 has framed guidelines on cybersecurity in power sector to be adhered by all power sector utilities to create […]

Increased Digital adoption raises security issues: IBM 

IBM Security had announced the results of a global survey examining consumers’ digital behaviors during the pandemic and their potential long-term impact on cybersecurity. With society becoming increasingly shifting to digital-first interactions, the study found that preferences for convenience often outweighed security and privacy concerns among individuals surveyed, leading to poor choices around passwords and […]