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  • Munish Sharma is Consultant at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for profile

    Influencing Electoral Outcomes: The Ugly Face of Facebook

    The Cambridge Analytica episode highlights the need to expedite the process of developing a data protection framework and probably amend the IT Act in accordance with the changing realities of cyberspace.

    March 26, 2018

    The Global Race for Artificial Intelligence: Weighing Benefits and Risks

    India can play an essential role in mitigating the risks and maximizing the benefits on account of rapid growth of AI enabled technologies.

    February 23, 2018

    The Crypto Heist in Japan: Regulator’s Dilemma, Consumer’s Detriment

    The dexterity with which Japan handles this case and the follow-up measures it adopts will strongly influence other countries to either liberalise the use of cryptocurrencies or strictly forbid them in the interest of consumers, law enforcement and national security.

    February 13, 2018

    Inside the Enemy’s Computer: Identifying Cyber-Attackers, by Clement Guitton

    Attribution of cyberattacks is an impending issue in enabling a credible deterrent against both state and non-state actors. It applies equally to cases of a criminal nature as well as to those with implications for national security. The technology underlying cyberspace facilitates anonymity and thus affixing responsibility, that is, attributability, is not merely a technological challenge but a political one as well, especially when nation states have proven prowess in engaging their adversaries in cyberspace.

    January-March 2018

    Unmanned Aircraft Systems: A Disruptive Technology

    September 05, 2017

    Consultant, IDSA, Mr Munish Sharma’s paper on unmanned aircraft systems, titled ‘Unmanned Aircraft Systems: A Disruptive Technology’ was published in the August 2017 edition of the Synergy Journal of the Centre for Joint Warfare Studies.

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    US ups the ante in Cyberspace

    The US decision to elevate its Cyber Command to that of a Unified Combatant Command sends a strong signal to entities and countries inimical to its interests to recalibrate their security calculus.

    August 25, 2017

    From Doklam Standoff to a Trade War? India initiates review of IT imports from China

    India’s decision to review the imports of IT products from China could turn out to be its Achilles Heel, given that they constitute a key constituent of Chinese exports to India.

    August 18, 2017

    Cryptocurrencies and the Regulators Dilemma

    This special feature explores the mechanics and attributes which have led to the steep rise in the popularity of cryptocurrencies, delves into the risks they pose to the user and the state, and evaluates the opportunities, risks and policy options for India.

    August 01, 2017

    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

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