Assault on #privacy – Industry warns of surveillance state

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) released directions on April 28 that have sparked severe privacy concerns. CERT-In is the federal agency in charge of analysing cyber threats and responding to cybercrime reports. As per the guidelines, Virtual Private Network [VPN] providers must gather and preserve data on their customers for at least five […]

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FBI Releases IOCs Associated with BlackCat/ALPHV Ransomware

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released a Flash report detailing indicators of compromise (IOCs) associated with attacks involving BlackCat/ALPHV, a Ransomware-as-a-Service that has compromised at least 60 entities worldwide. CISA encourages users and administrators to review the IOCs and technical details in FBI Flash CU-000167-MW and apply the recommended mitigations.  FBI in its Flash Reprot warns of […]

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USD 1 trillion Infrastructure bill including that for cybersecurity spending passed

Infrastructure bill that funds more than a trillion dollars in nationwide federal spending including that for cybersecurity passed by U.S. Congress. President Joe Biden said the passage of this bill will make USA more competitive globally. Amongst other things the bill allocates $1 billion for state, local and tribal governments to reinforce their cybersecurity programs.Ransomware […]

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Majority of Indian firms set to increase cybersecurity budget in 2022

Majority of Indian firms set to increase cybersecurity budget in 2022 Global Digital Trust Insights 2022 is a survey of 3,602 business, technology, and security executives (CEOs, corporate directors, CFOs, CISOs, CIOs, and C-Suite officers) conducted in July and August 2021 across 60+ territories. This year’s survey offers the C-suite a guide to simplifying cyber […]

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9 Cybersecurity practices that a small business must adopt

Many companies are accelerating their shifts toward digital-first models—at warp speed. While it started as a compulsion because of #COVID-19, Digital adoption and the use of technology have proved to be powerful factors in small businesses reaching new markets and increasing productivity and efficiency. As good safety and security practices are important for brick-and-mortar businesses, […]

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Importance of information Privacy Compliance in Singapore

Introduction The Singapore PDPA has come to effect on July 2, 2014. It collects, uses, and discloses personal data from Singapore. It applies to each organization that is located in any place in the world that handles personal data from users located inside the territory of Singapore. It empowers users in Singapore with the right to give and revoke consent to the processing of their data. The right to access personal data which is collected and to correct inaccurate personal data. It also defines consent […]

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Largest fines imposed on organizations for data privacy violations

The swelling mode of data privacy violations continues to climb uphill, and as a result, there has never been a more unsafe time in history to share personal data with businesses and corporations, as necessary as that may be. Substantial fines evaluated for data breaches in the recent times point towards the increasing concern of […]

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