Govt orders blocking websites inciting religious intolerance

In the wake of terror groups using Internet to incite religious intolerance, the government has ordered blocking of at least 40 webpages with inflammatory content relating to a minority community, including posts on social media and popular video-sharing platforms. “Government has issued order under Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking Access of Information by…

Government orders ISPs to block atleast 40 websites with inflammatory content

In the wake of terror groups using internet to incite religious intolerance, the government has ordered blocking of at least 40 webpages with inflammatory content relating to a minority community, including posts on social media and popular video-sharing platforms. “Government has issued order under Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking Access of Information by…

IoT devices may pose security risk

Whilst the internet of things (IoT) has helped multinational companies to increase their revenues by an average of 15.6 per cent, according to a TCS study, it also has to face cyber attacks. HP Fortify on Demand has highlighted this vulnerability in its latest study on smartwatches. The TCS Global Trend study on IoT, which…

Indian companies mostly uninsured against cyber attacks

Indian companies are increasingly suffering huge losses due to rising cyber attacks that leads to interruption of business and loss of customer data. However, with only 100-150 policies covering cyber crime liability insurance being sold in the country, majority companies are inadequately protected against the growing menace, according to insurance companies. Financial sector that carries…

After hack, U.S. lawmakers look to protect ‘dot-gov’ domain

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Wednesday to give the Department of Homeland Security more authority to protect government Internet addresses, hoping to prevent more cyber attacks like recent massive breaches at the government’s hiring office. Katherine Archuleta, the chief of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), resigned earlier this month after the…

Growing necessity for cybersecurity

Fortifying Kent D Thomas explains why there is an urgent and dire need for more cyber security professionals in the age of digitisation. The age of digitisation and mobilisation is fast accelerating, and so is the fear of vulnerability to having personal and sensitive information being hacked. The changing trends in mobile usage, social media…