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SC strikes down Section 66A of IT Act. All you need to know about the controversial law

Mar 24, 2015 at 10:40 | Source: FirstPost

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down Section 66A of the Information & Technology Act today after hearing a clutch of petitions challenging it.Among the reasons that the court gave while striking down the section of the law was because it ...

Will SC strike down section 66A today? All you need to know about the controversial law

Mar 24, 2015 at 09:40 | Source: FirstPost

The Supreme Court is expected to pronounce on Tuesday its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging Section 66A of the Information & Technology Act today. The case has been closely followed, mostly for its implications on how Indians can us...

Cyber IPO pipeline grows as data breaches boost security spending

Mar 23, 2015 at 10:54 | Source: FirstPost

Rapid7, LogRhythm and Mimecast are joining a growing list of cybersecurity firms planning to go public in 2015 to capitalize on investor interest following a spate of hacker attacks, according to people familiar with the matter.Shares of publicly tra...

Developed with Samsung and IBM, BlackBerry unveils security-focused tablet

Mar 16, 2015 at 10:32 | Source: FirstPost

BlackBerry Ltd. unveiled a new high-security tablet on Saturday as part of its continuing efforts to expand its base with business and government customers.The new device, developed with Samsung Electronics Co. and International Business Machines Cor...

Jeb Bush used personal email to discuss security issues - Wash Post

Mar 15, 2015 at 09:31 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush used his personal email while governor of Florida to discuss troop deployments, nuclear plant protection and other such matters, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.Th...

Cyber attack hits Madison, Wisconsin, after police shooting of teen

Mar 11, 2015 at 00:31 | Source: FirstPost

REUTERS - Cyber attackers have compromised computer systems at the Madison, Wisconsin, Police Department in retaliation for the police shooting death of a 19-year-old unarmed black man in the Wisconsin capital city, a police spokesman said Tuesday.Th...

Leveraging proprietary SSL to mitigate Heartbleed, MITM and other OpenSSL bugs

Mar 09, 2015 at 13:34 | Source: FirstPost

By Shibu PaulThe Heartbleed bug has been creating chaos in the cyber security landscape and has affected about 500,000 sites and millions of users. The Heartbleed vulnerability a small programming error caused by a student who has spoken of his regr...

Hillary Clinton email trove reviewed for public release, security lapses

Mar 06, 2015 at 16:56 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: The government will examine thousands of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails for public release and for possible security lapses after revelations she used a private account to conduct official business as secretary of state, a senior State...

China's Lenovo becomes victim of cyber-attack

Feb 27, 2015 at 04:37 | Source: BBC

Chinese computer maker Lenovo has become the victim of a cyber-attack following a warning by the US government about software called Superfish. The Superfish adware program - which offered shopping tips - was shipped on some of the company's not...

Stop fostering hate speech against us: Open letter to Arnab Goswami from civil activists

Feb 26, 2015 at 22:43 | Source: FirstPost

Dear Mr. Arnab Goswami,We, the undersigned, who have on many occasions participated in the 9:00 p.m. News Hour programme on Times Now, anchored by you, wish to raise concerns about the shrinking space in this programme for reasoned debate and the man...

Why Indian CIOs, CISOs need to reconsider their security perspective

Feb 26, 2015 at 12:35 | Source: FirstPost

Almost every organisation is extensively using the web to conduct its different business activities. From employee communication to customer interaction, collecting data to making payments - almost all business transactions are moving onto the online...

Snowden leak: NSA helped British steal cell phone codes

Feb 20, 2015 at 11:15 | Source: FirstPost

Britain's electronic spying agency, working with the US National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to seamlessly eavesdrop on mobile phones worldwide, according to the documents gi...

NSA chief says Sony attack traced to N.Korea after software analysis

Feb 20, 2015 at 04:16 | Source: FirstPost

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) identified North Korea as the source of the recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment (6758.T) after analyzing the software used in the intrusion, NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers ...

Hackathons: Changing the pitiable state of women in technology?

Feb 18, 2015 at 14:16 | Source: FirstPost

In the mid-1980s, 37 percent of computer science majors were women; in 2012, that figure was at a dismal 18 percent, according to TechRepublic. Last year, Facebook and Google came out with a report on the percentage of their women employees, which wa...

U.N. rights judge wants balloons, hackers to get message to N.Korea

Feb 18, 2015 at 03:33 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of a U.N. Commission of Inquiry said on Tuesday more efforts were needed, including the use of balloons and computer hacking, to tell the North Korean people about its damning report on human rights conditions in their...

Charlie Hebdo: 'Islamist cyber attacks' hit France

Feb 14, 2015 at 05:02 | Source: BBC

Numerous French media websites have gone down a day after warnings of a wave of Islamist cyber attacks. The sites of Le Parisien, Marianne and 20 Minutes were among those affected, although most were soon restored. The French government said some 20,...

Cybersecurity: Tech firms urged to share data with US

Feb 14, 2015 at 05:02 | Source: BBC

Private tech firms should share more information with government and with each other to tackle cybercrime, according to US President Barack Obama. We have to work together like never before Mr Obama said during a speech at a White House cybersecurity...

U.S. creates new agency to lead cyberthreat tracking

Feb 11, 2015 at 03:31 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Calling the destructive cyberattack on Sony Pictures "a game changer," a top White House official on Tuesday announced a new intelligence unit to coordinate analysis of cyberthreats, modeled on similar U.S. government...

'CyberCaliphate' hacks Newsweek Twitter account, threatens Obama

Feb 11, 2015 at 00:16 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hackers calling themselves "CyberCaliphate" threatened U.S. President Barack Obama and his family when they took control of Newsweek magazine's Twitter account on Tuesday with the words "Je suIS IS," a refer...

Cyber security for a hyper-connected world

Feb 06, 2015 at 14:34 | Source: FirstPost

Sanjay Deshpande 2014 ended on the heels of the infiltration of Sony Pictures corporate network. The media has been inundated with an alarming number of reports of global businesses being compromised, and in some cases large chunks of confid...

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