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 Read more about Exploring the CISO role – especially for the SMB[…]

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 Read more about Meanwhile in the World of Data Privacy: June 26 2017[…]

Meanwhile in the World of Data Privacy: 26 May 2017

Note: Given the rapid pace at which developments are taking place in the domain of Data Privacy, our CEO has started curating some of the interesting & relevant features & articles she comes across. She has also provided a brief synopsis of each for the benefit of readers. Below is the first in the series. Read more about Meanwhile in the World of Data Privacy: 26 May 2017[…]

LATEST PRIVACY RELATED ISSUES ON FACEBOOK

I have been getting lots of questions from friends and family in the last few weeks about what is all this discussion going on about privacy issues on Facebook – and what they should be doing. Some have even fallen victim to ‘hoax’ suggestions and have been posting them on Facebook to get their friends Read more about LATEST PRIVACY RELATED ISSUES ON FACEBOOK[…]

A Crucial Milestone for Privacy in India

As conversations and debates are in full flow all around us on privacy and data protection, India quietly crossed a crucial milestone in its privacy journey for enterprises last week. The Data Security Council of India (DSCI), India’s focal body on data protection which is an independent Self Regulatory Organization (SRO) under NASSCOM®, launched the Read more about A Crucial Milestone for Privacy in India[…]

Credit Card Frauds – What You Should Know

Given the recent spate of news articles about credit card frauds, we thought we should ‘de-mystify’ all the discussions going on and outline what you, the user, needs to know to safeguard against such frauds. What comprises a ‘Credit Card Fraud’? When criminals get hold of your credit card details (including the cvv number printed Read more about Credit Card Frauds – What You Should Know[…]

Are Your Kids Online? Watch Out!

Every parent’s worst nightmare is her child losing his / her way in the online world given the widespread exposure that today’s children have to a proliferation of smart devices such as laptops, iPads or Smart Phones. Each of these brings with it its own set of challenges for the parent while exposing the innocent Read more about Are Your Kids Online? Watch Out![…]

Lessons Reiterated by the New York Times Hack

As we keep interacting with folks from different types of organisations in this part of the world, and keep addressing so many ‘fallacies’ around managing Information Security, along comes news of yet another high-profile hack that reiterates some basic lessons. Here is a ‘quick take’ on the lessons we can learn… What Happened – The Read more about Lessons Reiterated by the New York Times Hack[…]

Stay Paranoid, Stay Safe

28th January is commemorated as ‘Data Privacy Day’ worldwide. While the Data Privacy and Security folks are all charged up and enthusiastic, as always, about this day, we find that it quietly passes by the vast majority of people for whom it is actually relevant – all of you out there who are heavily invested Read more about Stay Paranoid, Stay Safe[…]