Step 4 – Rollout of policies, procedures, awareness for users

There has been a lot of  delay for getting this out, and partly due to the workload coming our way. There are multiple incidents happening all around us, and I feel it is mainly because we have missed the crucial steps in putting together our defence. This series is attempting to give you the ammunition to take this forward, and I sincerely hope this has been useful to you. Thank…

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PRIVACY & THE ANDROID ECOSYSTEM

Last week, over lunch, our Privacy team was excitedly discussing the upcoming Data Privacy Day on Jan 28th. Being enthusiastic privacy consultants, they had a whole list of things they wanted to do to mark the day. In the midst of the chatter, someone popped up and said ‘Hey…all this is fine! But end of the day, I worry about my mom who is all the time on her smartphone,…

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Step 3 – Do a Risk Assessment and Identify risks

Hello All! As we run into the final laps of the year, we realise the importance of CyberSecurity for all of us. As we round up an exciting year and one in which Arrka is growing; we sincerely thank all of you out there who have supported us and had faith in our abilities to deliver. We look forward to a truly more exciting 2018 – and a very secure…

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Stop before you Click!

This article highlights various ways in which cyber criminals use and create  different methods & scenario’s to launch cyber attacks on individuals and through them on organisations and how they can be safe by using some safe cyber security practices.   In todays dynamic environment where Internet has become the ubiquitous part of our daily lives cybersecurity has taken the driving seat. Internet can become a live time bomb one…

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Step 2 – Create the Security Architecture

Hello All. Here is wishing everyone a very Happy and Safe Diwali. Diwali is a festival of lights, and this is a time to get together and celebrate. As we celebrate, we also say a silent prayer of thanks to the countless police, defense forces and cybersecurity specialists who are holding the fort and letting us celebrate through their continuous effort to keep us safe. This series is dedicated to…

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The World this Fortnight in CyberSecurity – SMB – Issue 2

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “The World This Fortnight”! J October has been declared as the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). We sincerely hope you all will do everything you can to stay safe and stay secure. And you know where to reach us for any concerns. We have curated some more articles here, in our continued quest for improving cybersecurity within the SMB realm. We are…

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The World this Fortnight in CyberSecurity – SMB – Issue 1

The Equifax Breach is one of the largest data breaches in history has left 143 million people wondering if their highly personal data has been exposed to hackers. Read More: Everything you need to know about Equifax breach This incident has generated a lot of concern and discussion globally. The impact has us reeling, and there are staff within Equifax who have lost their jobs. Such a breach for the SMB business will…

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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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