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  • Tougher Challenges Ahead to Secure IT

    Technology as an Enabler for the Bad Guys, Too Tougher Challenges Ahead to Secure IT
    Steve Durbin sees technology as a threat enabler.

    Nine compelling threats will make securing IT more challenging than ever over the next two years, says Steve Durbin, managing director of the Information Security Forum. Read more...

  • Section 66A of IT Act Struck Down

    Supreme Court Rules Section Is Unconstitutional Section 66A of IT Act Struck Down

    In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court of India struck down the controversial Section 66A of India's Information Technology Act, saying it violated the right to free speech as guaranteed by India's constitution. Read more...

  • Alert: Indian ATMs Face New Attacks

    NCR Issues Advisory About USB 'Black Box' Attacks Alert: Indian ATMs Face New Attacks

    Security experts warn ATM operators to ensure their machines are locked down in the wake of ATM manufacturer NCR's warning that it is investigating a series of USB-port hack attacks on ATMs in India. Read more...

  • Singapore: Data Protection Group Formed

    Prescribes Policies for Nation's Data Protection Commission Singapore: Data Protection Group Formed

    Singapore's Personal Data Protection Commission has formed an advisory committee to prescribe guidance for the Data Protection Act. Security experts set the agenda and suggest suitable protection measures. Read more...

  • Gartner: Digital Risk Officers on Rise

    Teaming with CISOs to Address New Risks Gartner: Digital Risk Officers on Rise
    Sid Deshpande, Gartner

    Large enterprises are engaging new digital business models as part of their growth strategy. Such innovation gives rise to the increase of the new "digital risk officer," says Gartner's Sid Deshpande. Read more...

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    Court Kills Part of Kerala Police Act

    Section 118 (d) Ruled Unconstitutional By Geetha Nandikotkur
    Court Kills Part of Kerala Police Act

    The Supreme Court has quashed Section 118 (d) of the Kerala Police Act for violating the fundamental right of freedom. Some cyberlaw experts call it a short-sighted decision that will deter the fight against cybercrime.

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    PCI Issues Penetration Test Guidance

    Experts Debate Whether Advice Goes Far Enough By Tracy Kitten
    PCI Issues Penetration Test Guidance

    Experts debate the value of new PCI guidance for how businesses should use penetration testing to identify network vulnerabilities that could be exploited for malicious activity. Does the new advice go far enough?

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    GitHub DDoS Attack Traces to China

    Disruption Appears to Target Anti-Censorship Tools By Mathew J. Schwartz
    GitHub DDoS Attack Traces to China

    The popular code-sharing website GitHub struggles to mitigate a massive DDoS attack. Security experts say the attack appears to have originated from China and targets GitHub-hosted anti-censorship tools.

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    Indian Banks Wary of Payment Card Risks

    Government Initiative Stirs New Security Concerns By Geetha Nandikotkur
    Indian Banks Wary of Payment Card Risks

    While the Indian finance ministry has announced incentives for banks to curb cash transactions and encourage the use of payment cards, security experts caution CISOs about authentication and fraud risk.

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    Public Sector Lacks Security Policy

    SCOPE's Dhingra: Security Awareness Lacking at Indian PSUs By Geetha Nandikotkur
    Public Sector Lacks Security Policy

    K L Dhingra of the Standing Conference of Public Enterprises doesn't see India's public sector units prioritizing data security, as no mandates yet exist for evolving a standard security framework.

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