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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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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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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India’s CISOs: Facing Challenges with Confidence

As I reflect on the wonderful two days spent at the 5th Annual CSO Summit  organized by 9.9 Media, I was thinking back about the earlier summits and how the CISO role and the community has evolved in India over the years. The Indian CISO is today dealing with even greater challenges than before – but is also sounding a lot more confident. This may perhaps be because of the…

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