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  • Ankit asked: What are the different modes and forms of cyberterrorism?

    Munish Sharma replies: Terrorist organisations have kept themselves abreast with technological changes, and cyberspace is no exception. They are known to leverage cyberspace for communication, dissemination of propaganda, gaining popularity or attention, radicalisation, recruitment, and even fundraising. Cyberterrorism is an extension of the traditional acts of terror into the cyber domain, and the objective remains the same – to create panic or to cause disruption.

    Decoding Cyberattack on Australia

    With the adoption of varied digital means in times of pandemic, the states are likely to witness increased cyberattacks. Absence of an effective response would only mean an open playground for perpetrators.

    July 14, 2020

    Digital Healthcare and Rising Cyber Concerns

    With digital threats becoming trickier, a more holistic approach towards cybersecurity would help create a vibrant digital healthcare environment.

    June 12, 2020

    Video Conferencing Apps: A New Playground for Cyber Criminals

    With a new found celebrity status among the video conferencing applications, Zoom now faces a massive privacy and security threat as the platform’s default settings are not secure enough.

    April 11, 2020

    COVID-19 and Cyber Risks

    While maintaining cyber hygiene in these disruptive times is indeed a challenge, each organisation should work towards putting in place a tailor-made work-from-home cyber defence strategy.

    March 30, 2020

    Kudankulam: One Incident, Many Facets

    The existing approach to cyber security is heavily tilted towards practising deterrence by denial, essentially by building defences. However, the concept of deterrence needs further tweaking to make it workable in cyberspace.

    December 16, 2019

    Tanmay asked: Despite having brought its legal framework largely in consonance with the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, why is India hesitant to accede to it?

    WhatsApp: One Call away from being a spyware

    The WhatsApp bug brings to light the same old dilemma between safeguarding individual privacy and enabling the state to undertake surveillance in the interest of security.

    June 03, 2019

    US-China Trade War and the High Technology Sector

    In this era of complex interdependence, sudden disruptions in supply chains will not only hurt Chinese businesses in the US and elsewhere, but also damage the US economy as well as its reputation as a business destination.

    May 22, 2019

    Singapore’s Fake News Act: Lessons for India

    By implementing the Protection from Online Falsehood and Manipulation Act (POFMA) 2019, Singapore is demonstrating resolve to fight the growing spread of false news and misinformation campaigns.

    May 17, 2019

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