Munish Sharma

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

    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

    Chemicals, Controls and Cyber

    Process automation across industries depends heavily on Industrial Control Systems for monitoring, controlling and supervision. Computer viruses and worms specifically designed to target these control systems deployed in the chemicals processing facilities could be a potent threat if Toxic Industrial Materials are released into the atmosphere, following an engineered accident(cyber attack).

    July-December 2015

    Hacking + Securities Fraud = New Face of Insider Trading

    Hacking + Securities Fraud = New Face of Insider Trading

    Hacker groups have turned their attention to stock markets not just to disrupt operations but also to trade and make financial gains.

    September 02, 2015

    The Geopolitics of Cyber Espionage

    There is an intricate relationship between the methods of cyber espionage and the evolution of information and communications technology, of which information security is a key aspect. This article is an attempt to establish forward and backward linkages of cyber espionage. It examines the geopolitics, methods, role of information security technology and, most importantly, how the future of cyber espionage is being shaped by emerging technologies such as supercomputing, quantum computing and ‘big data’, from an Indian perspective.

    January 2015

    Relevance of Cloud Computing for Defence

    Technology has always played the key role in defining the outcome of war. A modern-day military is investing in cutting-edge technologies to leverage their benefits in the evolving nature of warfare, which encompasses every aspect of science. In the case of information and communication technology (ICT), the research and development has unleashed vast potential for civilian and military applications, which vary from simple logic execution to high-end supercomputing.

    April 2014