2017

WASHINGTON — Earlier this year, America’s most famous investor, Warren Buffett, characterized cyberattacks as a bigger threat to humanity than nuclear weapons, calling them “the No. 1 problem with mankind.” Buffett, who describes himself as a cyberthreats neophyte, was echoing the concerns of government officials and national security experts going back at least five years. […]

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The United States and its allies are under attack. The cyberwar we’ve feared for a generation is well underway, and we are losing. This is the forest, and the stuff about Russian election meddling, contacts with the Trump campaign, phony Twitter accounts, fake news on Facebook — those things are trees. We’ve been worried about […]

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi A demonstration of how seriously India is taking cyber-security is that the country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered the keynote speech at the Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS) 2017, held 23-24 November in New Delhi, India.   India is reported to be the third largest hub for technology start ups, […]

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National Security Adviser Ajit Doval on Friday said all stakeholders, including States and the private sector, need to cooperate to mitigate the negative effects of cyberspace, especially amid emergence of technologies such as artificial intelligence and internet of things. “The security agencies of geographies also need to have better cooperation and they should have very […]

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The United States and its allies are under attack. The cyberwar we’ve feared for a generation is well underway, and we are losing. This is the forest, and the stuff about Russian election meddling, contacts with the Trump campaign, phony Twitter accounts, fake news on Facebook — those things are trees. We’ve been worried about […]

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VALBONNE: With multiple, recent occurrences of high-profile cyberattacks globally, India finally seems to be catching up to its global peers when it comes to securing its cyber systems, albeit at a slow pace. Almost half of IT decision makers around the world, including India, still believe that business executives are not making cybersecurity a significant […]

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The Government Communications Security Bureau’s Cortex malware disruption defence is thought to have saved almost $40 million from the cost of various online attacks in the 2017 fiscal year. The intelligence agency’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recorded 396 cyber threats in the year ended June 30, up from 338 a year earlier, according to […]

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