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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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 to act. This is a quick post to explain what is the buzz going around…

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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 on the reverse of your card) and use these to make purchases with your card,…

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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 child to a world where technology could end up leading the child to the bad…

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Upcoming Workshops from Arrka

Hi Folks, Excited to be doing two workshops this month : 1. On DLP, Data Protection & Encryption: Although the topic sounds highly techie and rather esoteric, the workshop is actually designed keeping a semi-tech audience in mind. So if you are interested in knowing more about how to protect one of your most critical assets, i.e. data, then do join us on 25th August 2011 at Mumbai. This our…

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The Dark Side of Social Media

All ye marketers and business heads out there – am sure you are all busy designing or approving campaigns involving social media. A game on facebook to create a buzz around your latest launch, a mobile app developed to promote your new initiative, a video on youtube showing a live demo of your product – all this and more must be an increasing part of your plans. However, there are risks…

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Patching – why you cannot leave it to just the IT folks….

Last week, we conducted an interesting workshop on Privacy and Data Protection. It was a highly interactive group with quite a few important points discussed. During the course of the day, my belief was further re-inforced – that even senior folks in the tech industry, working in fields related to Infosec, can be blissfully unaware of some very basic stuff. Later, mulling over this as the Shivneri from Dadar to…

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More on the Android Story…

Thanx for the feedback received from all you wonderful folks out there. As many of you said, I should have put in some pointers to some fixes available to the problem described. There are quite a few tools available out there. Here’s a link to a whole host of them on the Android Market BTW, since my last post, a potential “Snooping Attack” vulnerability has been detected by some German…

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