A free press

D’Ocracy D.E.M., beloved husband of T.Ruth, loving father of L.I.Bertie, brother of Faith, Hope, Justice, expired on June 26”, read an obituary in The Times of India’s Bombay edition. It was late (very late) June, 1975. A few nights before, late on 25 June, a few minutes before midnight, President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed imposed a…

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

The social web has been abuzz with indignant people responding to two sexist statements made by people in power, against the perceived role of women in our societies. Tim Hunt, the celebrated Nobel prize winner, in a speech he gave in Seoul, suggested that female scientists in the lab are a distraction because they either…

CYBER CRIMES: A threat that must be countered

The cyber world might be at its peak today but it’s not necessary danger-free. There are thieves, robbers, killers, cheats, and thugs in this world. This is where cyber security comes into the picture. Cyber security means keeping the cyber world free from all sorts of incidents that hinder the free and fair use of…

Biggest cybersecurity threat of 2015 revealed

Online and mobile ads posed one of the biggest threats for IT security this year, cybersecurity Trend Micro said in its latest report. As per the report, cybercriminals posted advertisement on websites which got mixed with legitimate ads possibly “due to lack of proper vetting when submitted by ad networks.” When users click on these…

Nasscom partners with Symantec to build skilled cyber security professionals in India

NASSCOM and Symantec have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for ‘Building Cyber Security Skills’ — an initiative to develop skilled and certified professionals. The MoU was signed in the presence of R. Chandrashekhar, President, NASSCOM andMichael A. Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer, Symantec. Sector Skill Council (SSC) NASSCOM and Data Security Council of India (DSCI) along…