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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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 Background: – The NYT revealed yesterday that it’s computer systems had been attacked & infiltrated…

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As We Welcome 2013…

Here’s wishing you and your near & dear ones a very Happy, Healthy, Peaceful & Prosperous New Year from all of us here at Arrka. A few days ago, our team at Arrka went out for dinner where the conversation turned to reflecting on the year gone by and what we wished for in the coming year. Over some mouth-watering tandoori prawns and galouti kababs, we started talking about the…

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