It was good to see India's government agencies as well as organizations in various business sectors respond quickly to the WannaCry ransomware outbreak. Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come, because India still has lots of work to do when it comes to cybersecurity.
The website of Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. has been hijacked by hackers, according to Arctos Threat Research Co. Arctos claims it discovered that HPCL's website was infected with Cerber ransomware. But HPCL is awaiting the results of CERT-In's investigation into whether the website, indeed, is infected.
Representatives of government and various business sectors discussed actionable steps to create a cyber-secure environment at Information Security Media Group's recent GovInfoSec Summit Asia 2016 in New Delhi.
ISMG's upcoming Breach Prevention Summit in New Delhi shares steps for creating a cybersecure environment, as experts will discuss new approaches to tackle breaches and issues related to national critical infrastructure.
News that a state agency in India was the victim of a ransomware attack highlights the need for public and private sector organizations to promptly take appropriate action to mitigate their risks as hackers start going after low-hanging fruit.
Even with the exponential increase in what technology can achieve in fighting security threats and fraud, a recent discussion with practitioners suggests that insider risk remains the biggest issue giving practitioners sleepless nights.
As ISMG's Data Breach Summit Asia 2016 in Bangalore wrapped up, security practitioners seemed excited to seek answers from experts on the challenges bothering them while putting a breach response plan in place.
Three banks and a pharmaceutical company in India are reported to have been hacked by attackers who compromised IT administrators' computers using Lechiffre ransomware, demanding payment in bitcoins. How should CISOs defend against extortion?
According to sources in the industry and community, organizations are regularly getting breached and held to ransom in India. What's the story, and why are these organizations choosing to remain silent about these attacks?