GS-3, Internal security, Uncategorized

Cyber Crime: Data Deprivation and Data Localisation

Context In recent times, there have been many instances of the hard-earned money of Indians being taken out of bank accounts and charges loaded onto credit cards through online frauds. These cyber crimes shake people’s faith in digital systems. The scepticism vis-a-vis online transactions also hurts the potential of emerging companies, tomorrow’s successes which could… Continue reading Cyber Crime: Data Deprivation and Data Localisation

GS-3, Science & Tech, Uncategorized

Role Of Technology In Cyber Security & Ethical Hacking

Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking Today, technology pervades every nook and cranny of our lives. In a report published in August 2017, nearly 50.7% of the population on Earth is connected to the internet! That is 3.82 billion people! Out of these, nearly 3.03 billion are present on one social media network or the other.  Facebook… Continue reading Role Of Technology In Cyber Security & Ethical Hacking

GS-3, Internal security, Uncategorized

‘Cybercrimes have risen 4-fold in 3 years’

According to a joint study by PwC and Assocham, the number of cyber crime cases registered in India has risen by 350% in the three-year period from 2011 to 2014. The study is titled- ‘Protecting Interconnected Systems in the Cyber Era.’ Highlights: The study notes that with the growing adoption of the Internet and smart-phones,… Continue reading ‘Cybercrimes have risen 4-fold in 3 years’