Zoom is Bending Over Backwards to Meet Security Targets, But Winning Back User Trust is Easier Said Than Done

Zoom is my lifeline now,” says Navi Mumbai-based yoga coach Pooja Cariappa narrating the story of her adaptation to the world of social distancing and lockdown thanks to the Covid-19 outbreak. She’s not alone. The video-conferencing platform she recently adopted has grown globally to 300 million users from 10 million in the first 12 weeks … Continue reading Zoom is Bending Over Backwards to Meet Security Targets, But Winning Back User Trust is Easier Said Than Done

“All Aadhaar-enabled Services Are Prone to Cyber Attacks”

SANDEEP SHUKLA IS the Poonam and Prabhu Goel Chair Professor at IIT Kanpur. Along with his colleague Professor Manindra Agrawal, he set up the interdisciplinary Centre for Cybersecurity and Cyber Defence of Critical Infrastructure at the institute, which is shortly expected to launch India’s first industrial-scale cyber security test bed for power and manufacturing equipment. … Continue reading “All Aadhaar-enabled Services Are Prone to Cyber Attacks”

What Jobs Will Trend in the Future? Industry Experts Share Insights

JAMES JOSEPH, FORMER director at Microsoft India, left the fast-changing world of IT in his prime some years ago after winning a global in-house award of the world’s largest software maker by revenue, to become a food entrepreneur. “One has to re-train and adapt constantly to gain from the rapid growth of the industry,” notes … Continue reading What Jobs Will Trend in the Future? Industry Experts Share Insights

Why India Cannot Remain Complacent Against Cyber Attacks Like WannaCry

ON MAY 15TH, Union Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that India has seen only “isolated incidents” of cyber attack by the WannaCry ransomware, the latest variant of computer viruses that typically lock up PCs and demand ransom in return for recovering files. A day later, employees of Indian Railways in Palakkad, Kerala, … Continue reading Why India Cannot Remain Complacent Against Cyber Attacks Like WannaCry

Hack and run: Can India afford to remain unprepared in the face of rising cyber terror?

A DUBIOUS SORT OF ‘social engineering’ is the latest matter of concern for India, just as it is elsewhere. No, it has nothing to do with Mulayam Singh Yadav’s or Mayawati’s politics or, for that matter, the efforts to uplift Mahadalits. In these times of social media influx, crime too has donned virtual shades. Social … Continue reading Hack and run: Can India afford to remain unprepared in the face of rising cyber terror?