Munish Sharma

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  • Munish Sharma is Research Assistant, (Cyber Security Project) at IDSA Click here for profile

    Voter’s Dilemma: Data Leaks and Electoral Interventions

    The DNC and En Marche hacking instances offer a peek into the future: data leaks and cyber means of electoral intervention are likely to become an unfortunate and inevitable part of the electoral process.

    May 22, 2017

    Securing Critical Information Infrastructure: Global Perspectives and Practices

    This monograph delves into the various aspects of definitions and understandings of critical information infrastructure and explores the threat actors, perspectives and trends in the emerging practice of critical information infrastructure protection.

    2017

    Data Theft: Implications for Economic and National Security

    With the digitisation of services, such as in the case of governance and banking, or the electronic means of conducting commerce or trade, a large amount of data is generated, stored, processed; this also traverses, over digital devices and networks. The incidents of data theft compromise the integrity of this data. Data is at continuous risk from a myriad of threat actors varying from hacktivists to nation states.

    January 2017

    Securing Cyberspace: International and Asian Perspectives

    Securing Cyberspace:  International and Asian Perspectives
    • Publisher: Pentagon Press
      2016

    This edited volume contains the papers presented at the 18th Asian Security Conference at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses held in February 2016. The authors, drawn from government, law enforcement, diplomacy, private sector, armed forces and academia, examine a range of issues central to cybersecurity. The chapters in this volume not only provide an outline of the journey so far, but more importantly, give indicators of future trends in cybersecurity from the vantage point of the respective experts.

    Contributions from Asia are particularly highlighted to promote and provoke greater discussion on perspective from within the region on cybersecurity issues.

    • ISBN 978-81-8274-918-4,
    • Price: ₹. 1295
    • E-copy available
    2016

    India : US :: China : US – Cyber and Bilateral Visits

    India : US :: China : US – Cyber and Bilateral Visits

    While the China-US Cyber agreement is an attempt at conflict management or risk mitigation, the India-US Cyber agreement is a joint quest for security driven by a common threat perception, democratic values and growing dependence.

    June 09, 2016

    Moving Cyber from the Orbit to the Nucleus of the Nuclear Security Summit

    Moving Cyber from the Orbit to the Nucleus of the Nuclear Security Summit

    Along with physical and system operational security at nuclear power plants, cybersecurity of electronic assets and computer/ICS networks have also become a major concern.

    March 30, 2016

    Bangladesh Bank: The Billion Dollar Breach

    Bangladesh Bank: The Billion Dollar Breach

    Even if the investigations reveal the technical reason behind the breach, issues of jurisdiction, accountability and dearth of international laws governing cyber or money laundering crimes would await another billion dollar breach.

    March 23, 2016

    Lashkar-e-Cyber of Hafiz Saeed

    Terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba are increasingly taking to social media to further widen their outreach. By integrating social media with self-developed android apps, Lashkar is also turning from mere technology user into a product developer.

    March 21, 2016

    Dark Web and Encrypted Apps: ISIS Communicates in the Black

    Dark Web and Encrypted Apps: ISIS Communicates in the Black

    As ISIS strives to spread its tentacles in India, it would definitely build up a network of sympathisers and probable recruits, connected digitally with its operatives spread across the globe and available online round the clock.

    February 02, 2016

    China’s Emergence as a Cyber Power

    Cyberspace is increasingly becoming an area of contestation among nation states. Similar to the physical domains of land, sea, air and space, superiority in the cyber domain enables a nation state to exert its cyber power. In recent years, China has invested colossal amounts in building the requisite infrastructure and capabilities of its armed forces as well as governance practices to advance towards ‘informationalisation’. This article seeks to discern the motives, threats, objectives, strategy and intent that drive China to amass cyber power.

    January 2016

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