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Legal changes needed to tackle the real threat of drones

web-post August 24, 2017

Drones, increasingly popular among the general public also represent a challenge for air traffic and airport security. The British authorities recorded a total of 3,456 collision alerts in their air space last year alone; the detected objects were frequently suspected of being drones. The risk of collision is the not worst-case scenario. The payload of… Continue Reading »


91% of businesses in India feel at cyber attack risk

web-post June 15, 2017

When it comes to cyber security, 91% of businesses in India say their organisation is at risk because of the complexity of business and IT operations, which is above the APJ (Asia-Pacific and Japan) average of 85% and the global average of 83%. According to a global study by leading IT firm, Citrix and Ponemon… Continue Reading »


UK cyber security researcher slams brakes on WannaCry ransomware

web-post May 17, 2017

Although the recent cyber attack infected computers in almost 100 countries, it did not go on to spread further, thanks to an eagle-eyed UK security researcher who spotted a “kill switch” in the malware code and used it to stop the virus and collect data on infections in real time. The switch was included in… Continue Reading »


Indian army to get new ‘boss’ to guard forces from cyber attacks

web-post April 14, 2017

In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s push for enhancing cyber security, the Indian Army is testing the indigenous BOSS (Bharat Operating System Solutions) to guard its communication and information networks from espionage by foreign players. In his maiden address to the senior commanders of the three services, the Prime Minister had asked them to… Continue Reading »


Yahoo data breach could be biggest known cyber attack; 500 million accounts hacked in 2014

web-post September 30, 2016

Yahoo Inc has said that at least 500 million of its accounts were hacked in 2014 by what it believed was a state-sponsored actor, a theft that appeared to be the world’s biggest known cyber breach by far. Cyber thieves may have stolen names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth and encrypted passwords, the… Continue Reading »

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