Malware Trends – 2017

2017 has proved to be a lucrative year for cybercrime. Prominent malware and attack methods continue to evolve at a frightening pace, creatively bypassing existing security solutions. 2017 is shedding light on a new trend – simple, yet highly effective malware families are causing rapid destruction globally. So far, in 2017 cyber-attacks are occurring at a higher frequency than previous years. Recent infiltrations have demonstrated the agility, scale and persistence…

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Step 1 – Define the Policy (for both Digital and Cyber/ Information Security)

Thank you for reading through this and as I had mentioned earlier, this is a series. This article is the next in the series. Your feedback means a lot and I appreciate the comments coming my way. In case you have missed the earlier articles, the links are below. Article 1 – http://arrka.com/index.php/2017/07/12/exploring-the-ciso-role-especially-for-the-smb/ Article 2 – http://arrka.com/index.php/2017/08/13/smb-ciso-series-article-2-going-digital-what-dangers-are-you-walking-into/ A policy document, for all practical purposes, is a statement of intent of…

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Meanwhile in the World of Data Privacy – Sept 3rd 2017, 4th Edition

Hi there! What a month August has been for Data Privacy – specifically in India! Privacy took centre-stage when the Hon’ble Supreme Court ruled that Privacy is a Fundamental Right in India – putting to rest years of ambiguity on this issue and paving the way for a firm foundation to be laid for a Digital India. MEITy* served notices to 21 smart phone makers to provide details about the…

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#RighttoPrivacy – Implications for Organizations

#RighttoPrivacy: Implications for Organizations   By Shivangi Nadkarni & Anand Krishnan Since the Supreme Court ruled Privacy to be a Fundamental Right in India, we got a lot of queries about what this means to an organization and to an individual whose Personal Information is in the custody of an organization. This note discusses key points in this context and presents a set of FAQs to clarify on some aspects.…

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SMB CISO Series – Article 2 – Going Digital – What dangers are you walking into?

Going Digital is no longer the world of the rich and the famous and the Fortune 500 ones! Going Digital is the mantra for the future scale. Digital means many things, and among the more common ones is about getting information into the electronic age. This requires transformation. For a bank, this means instead of filling forms; have a kiosk where customers can scan their credentials and auto-fill. For Manufacturing…

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Is Privacy A Fundamental Right in India?

By Shivangi Nadkarni & Anand Krishnan, Arrka Consulting   1.Background In India, there has really been no clarity on whether Privacy is a fundamental right or not. With personal data in the hands of the government/ private entities becoming a critical aspect for individuals – especially with various diktats around Aadhaar – this question needed to be settled once and for all. An unprecedented 9-Judge bench was constituted by the…

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Meanwhile in the world of Data Privacy – Aug 2, 2017 3rd Edition

Hi there! July has been a very active month for privacy, particularly in India. Even as I write this, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India is listening to concluding arguments from petitioners and the State on whether Privacy is a Fundamental Right or not in India. An MP (Jay Panda) introduced a private member bill on Data Privacy & Protection in Parliament. MEITY has constituted a committee of experts to…

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Exploring the CISO role – especially for the SMB

For the un-initiated, CISO is Chief Information Security Officer. Information Security is now hyped as CyberSecurity, and will soon become IOTSecurity, Cloud Security etc. The risk is real though and help is needed to identify and setup the Security function. This is a series of articles for helping the CEO / COO/ CFO/ Owner of the company. At times, the four roles are played by the same person and at…

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Meanwhile in the World of Data Privacy: June 26 2017

Note: Thank you to many readers of the previous post of this series for their inputs and feedback. Based on that, have decided to term these series ‘privacy round-ups’ – because that is what they are intended to be. Happy reading….do keep sending me your feedback on privacy@arrka.com. -Shivangi Nadkarni, Co-Founder & CEO, Arrka Consulting Rights over Personal Data in the New Era: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/right-to-be-forgotten-new-era-personal-data-rights-dimitri-sirota The European General Data Protection Regulation…

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