India and Japan Discuss 5G Cooperation, More at Bilateral Cyber Dialogue

Cooperation in 5G telecom technology figured prominently in the India-Japan cyber dialogue held virtually on Thursday. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said both sides discussed important areas of bilateral cyber cooperation and reviewed the progress achieved in the areas of cybersecurity and information and communication technologies. It said the discussions included developments in cyber […]

Government Postpones Deadline for VPN Providers to Store, Share User Data

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) appointed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has extended the implementation date of its April 28 order in which it asked virtual private network (VPN) providers to register and preserve user information for at least five years. Additionally, the compliance deadline for all government and private […]

Lithuania Faces Cyberattack, Russia’s Killnet Claims Hack of Sites

Lithuanian state and private institutions were hit by a denial-of-service cyberattack on Monday, the Baltic country’s National Cyber Security Centre said in a statement released by the defence ministry. “It is very likely that attacks of similar or greater intensity will continue in the coming days, especially in the transportation, energy and financial sectors,” the […]

ThinkCyber, Deepview Collaborate for Cybersecurity Training in India

ThinkCyber, a Tel Aviv-based company providing cutting-edge cybersecurity education and product solutions, has embarked upon a joint venture with India-based Deepview Consultancy to raise a new generation of tough cyberologists. The collaboration is expected to unleash a new perspective on cybersecurity and enhance its awareness and importance. ThinkCyber will invest $10 (roughly Rs. 780) million […]

Cybersecurity Threats Are Biggest Risk to National Security: Cyber Experts

Cyber security threats are the biggest risk to National security, and building cyber hygiene is very important, National Cyber Security Coordinator Rajesh Pant said on Thursday. While speaking at DX Secure Summit, Pant called for building awareness around cybersecurity in the country. “Threats to cyber security are one of the biggest risks to National security, […]

RailTel Fixes Flaw That Could Have Allowed Attackers to Hack Email Accounts

RailTel, the public sector enterprise that operates under the railway ministry and is known for providing Internet access at train stations, has fixed a list of serious vulnerabilities impacting its website. One of the issues could have allowed a hacker to reset a password of its email account holders, according to a security researcher. The […]

Ukrainian Officials’ Phone Targeted by Hackers: Cybersecurity Expert

The phones of Ukrainian officials have been targeted by hackers as Russia pursues its invasion of Ukraine, a senior cybersecurity official said Monday. Victor Zhora, the deputy head of Ukraine’s State Special Communications Service, said that phones being used by the country’s public servants had come under sustained targeting. “We see a lot of attempts […]

Facebook, Top Techs Warn Indian Cybersecurity Rules May Create Fear

Indian cybersecurity rules due to come into force later this month will create an “environment of fear rather than trust”, a body representing top tech companies has warned the government, calling for a one-year delay before the rules take effect. The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), which represents firms including Facebook, Google, and […]

US Cybersecurity Agency Says 16 Voting Machines May Have Software Flaw

Electronic voting machines from a leading vendor used in at least 16 states have software vulnerabilities that leave them susceptible to hacking if unaddressed, the nation’s leading cybersecurity agency says in an advisory sent to state election officials. The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, or CISA, said there is no evidence the flaws in the […]

SEBI Modifies Cybersecurity, Cyber Resilience Framework for KRAs

Capital markets regulator SEBI on Monday changed the cybersecurity and the cyber resilience framework of KYC Registration Agencies (KRAs) and mandated them to conduct a comprehensive cyber audit at least twice in a financial year. Along with the cyber audit report, all KRAs have been instructed to submit a statement from the MD and CEO […]

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