Privacy

What is a Chief Security Officer? Understanding this critical role

The Chief Security Officer (CSO) is the executive responsible for the organization's entire security posture, both physical and cyber, and has the big picture view of the company's operational risk.

National Digital Communications Policy 2018: GoI gives big boost to new age technologies

At the current pace of digitalisation, India’s digital economy has the potential to reach one trillion USD by 2025, according to India's ministry of communication.

What to do after a data breach: 5 steps to minimize risk

Website database breaches happen, and while there's little you can do to prevent them you can minimize your exposure. Here's what to do.

Employees Provident Fund portal compromised; Aadhaar the weakest link yet again

Amidst reports of confidential user data being compromised on the EPFO portal, the government retaliated with its sure-fire hack remedy – by taking the site offline.

Clear History: Facebook's yet another attempt to redeem lost trust

Clear History gives users the option to decide whether to share their information with other websites or not. It also enables users to clear their browsing history.

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More than 2.5 billion records stolen or compromised in 2017

Gemalto Breach Level Index highlights improperly secured databases in the cloud and internal threats were the fastest growing security risks for companies

GDPR-defined personal data can be hard to find—here's where to look

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) puts the onus on organizations to better manage and personal data. But do they know where to find it? We list the areas most likely to be overlooked.

Aadhaar leaks continue even as UIDAI denies any leak till date

Two more major Aadhaar leaks have been brought to light--one related to school children, and the other related to expecting mothers.

Facebook keeps earning despite data privacy scandal

Facebook has reported first quarter revenue of $11.96 billion, up 49 per cent from last year despite the fallout from a scandal that saw data from 87 million of its users shared with Cambridge Analytica.

What does it take for companies to stay on top in the new landscape of data security

Eight new cyber threats detected every second; organizational compliance failure is the main reason behind this surge. Compliance transcends geographical boundaries; companies find themselves cornered by rising security threats, and increasingly complex laws. Most data is on the Cloud, and most of it is highly sensitive as well as unstructured data.

Data and privacy breach notification plans: What you need to know

Failure to report breaches within the rules of the many global data and privacy protection regulations can result in penalties. Planning ahead will help avoid that.

Delzad P Mirza is group CISO at Shapoorji Pallonji Group

The former Head of Information Security and Compliance at Tata Technologies will spearhead cybersecurity across the Shapoorji Pallonji Group.