Online security

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.

Will see more industry-specific rules for data privacy in 2018: Rishi Rajpal, Concentrix 

Proactive monitoring and maturing our SOC operations using external intelligence and fine-tuning will be one of our focus areas, says Rishi Rajpal, Director-Global Security, Concentrix. 

Facebook fails to ‘trump’ the data protection game yet again

A whistleblower revealed how Donald Trump used data mining bigwig Cambridge Analytica to collect data without authorization to influence voters during his presidential run.

Google to ban cryptocurrency ads: No ICOs, wallets and trading advice

Google will ban advertisements on cryptocurrencies starting from June. Post announcement, Bitcoin fell to its lowest price since February.

 

Fortinet releases FortiGuard AI to deliver proactive threat detection

FortiGuard AI is built into Fortinet’s threat intelligence services platform and delivers automated threat analysis and detection.

Women can help close the cyber-security skills gap in India

Women CISOs speak on the need to create cybersecurity awareness among female job seekers in India. 

Indian businesses report higher vulnerability to fraud, says Kroll report

Kroll, a corporate investigations and risk consulting firm based in the US, has published its 10th annual Global Fraud & Risk Report. The survey conducted among business executives across the globe has reported higher rate of fraud incidents in India when compared to the global average. 
 

SWIFT misuse: Why RBI's missive to Indian banks matters

RBI has set April 30th as the deadline for banks to link their CBS with SWIFT. Here are five cases of SWIFT misuse that led to a cybersecurity nightmare, which could have been avoided.

Nearly half of organizations fail to change security strategy after cyber-attacks: Survey

CyberArk survey shows organizations are failing to secure privileged accounts and credentials in the cloud, on endpoints and across IT environments

Aadhaar hack encore: Basic SQL injection exposes 96 lakh accounts

A security researcher brings to light the absolute ease with which Aadhaar data can be accessed.

Android for enterprise: Google specifies devices and guidelines

Google has laid down the minimum standards for smartphones to ensure their safe and effective use in the enterprise.

Tinder fixes bug, but does not reveal if accounts were compromised

Indian ethical hacker Anand Prakash pointed out the bug to Facebook and Tinder, through which a hacker could take over tinder accounts with just a phone number.