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…

Cyber security for critical infrastructure: Are IT and OT managers ready to tackle the issue?

From the very beginning, critical infrastructure networks were designed solely for control purposes and to provide operators with information. Cyber security was not even a distant consideration, as cyber attacks were practically unheard of. The beginning of the 21stcentury brought about a newfound awareness of the potential damage that cyber attacks can cause. Still, cyber…

Quashing will lead to anarchy: Centre

Setting aside the penal defamation laws would lead to “anarchy” and no “orderly society” can have a situation where anybody can say anything against anybody, the Centre on Thursday told the Supreme Court, pitching for its retention in the statute book. “Does the freedom of speech and expression necessarily mean that one can say anything…