#dnaEdit: Shackled speech

The ongoing hearings in the Supreme Court have pitted free speech advocates, questioning the constitutionality of Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, against the government, which stubbornly defends the need to retain it in the statute book. Section 66A criminalises the communication of information through electronic devices that is “grossly offensive, or has
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HUMANS IN CYBER SPACE

A walk on the moon is almost a walk in the park compared to combatting today’s cyber criminals. The reason? Humans. Within the entire IT industry, cyber security is the single component where there is a human adversary committing the crime on the other end. Operating systems, applications, and network stack have a finite functionality,…

Suspended Delhi policeman arrested for cyber fraud

Uttarakhand Police have arrested a suspended constable ofDelhi police from Noida near Delhi for allegedly duping a woman here of over Rs 1.25 crore after befriending her on Facebook. The woman, Beena Borthakur, had lodged a complaint with the police here in July last year saying that the accused had befriended her on social networking site Facebook introducing himself as a…

New Darwinism in Enterprise Security

The year gone by witnessed a spate of malware attacks and network breach incidents that ambushed world’s best guarded enterprise networks at global corporate giants and several military, government and critical infrastructure establishments. Malware mayhem continues and cyber-crime and attack methods continue to evolve. In an exceedingly digitally connected world, one small mistake or a…

Cyber Security in the Era of Big Data

Cyber security is everywhere. You can’t pick up a the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, or any online business publication without reading a story about data breaches at both corporations and government organizations. A CIO has said, a company either knows it’s been breached or it doesn’t know it’s been breached. But it was…