CERT-In received 96,383 cybercrime complaints from January through September - 79 percent more per month than in 2013. What can information security leaders do to improve defenses and reduce these complaints?
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology late Friday released the long-awaited draft of a data protection bill, which now faces Parliamentary debate. The bill, which would require most data about Indians to be stored domestically, was drafted by a committee of experts headed by Justice B.N. Srikrishna.
The ongoing dispute between the government of India and social media firms over privacy issues heated up this week when WhatsApp filed a lawsuit attempting to block new rules that require the tracing of the origin of certain instant messages.
The Indian government is putting pressure on WhatsApp to develop a mechanism to trace the origins of fake messages that threaten the nation's security. Will WhatsApp take action? And what do security experts say about the feasibility?
Although CERT-In says the hacking of Indian websites declined dramatically this year, based on reports it has received, some security experts argue that many hacking and other cybercrime incidents are never reported.
India's Ministry of Electronics and IT has asked Facebook for an update on the number of Indian users impacted by its recent data breach, which affected 50 million users worldwide. But it's not yet clear what steps the government can take to make sure the social media platform is secure.
WhatsApp has agreed to appoint a grievance officer for India who will handle complaints about fake news. The nation's government had demanded the action in the wake of recent mob violence triggered by fake news spread on the social media platform. But will the appointment have a significant impact?
The IT minister of India, where Facebook has 250 million users, is using harsh language to warn the U.S.-based social media company to protect users' privacy in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Meanwhile, some security practitioners say the incident could be a catalyst for tougher privacy laws.
India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, or MeitY, plans to create a "challenge grant" program to support cybersecurity startup companies in an effort to encourage domestic development of innovative technologies.
The government of India reports an increase in the annual number of cybersecurity incidents. But what is being done to curb this increase? Security experts offer their recommendations for tracking and reducing these crimes.