From being in the news about its data being hacked to being hailed as one of the big identity initiatives globally, Aadhaar has indeed come a long way. ISMG caught up with Sumnesh Joshi, deputy director general of UIDAI, to discuss the initiatives the authority has taken to change its perception.
The business world is going through a phase of hyper transformation and hyper digitalization. So, the building blocks of a cybersecurity strategy are quite different from what they were a few years ago. CISOs now need to prioritize threats in the context of their businesses.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the roles and responsibilities of CISOs were centered around protecting IT infrastructure. Today, however, the role has changed and is closely aligned with the business and its associated risks. A CISO is also the custodian of digital trust and privacy.
As the human factor continues to drive data breaches, organizations need to be more cyber fusion-centric and deploy advanced AI-powered tools to predict threats. Harshil Doshi, country manager for Securonix in India and the SAARC region, discusses the future of SIEM technology.
ISMG presented the 2023 Dynamic CISO Award to Vaibhav Tole, director of global cybersecurity at Cyient, who developed skills internally and created a team to handle incident response in-house. ISMG caught up with Tole at the conference to understand how he is doing more with less these days.
The U.K. government recently embarked on a plan to create its own version of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, but attorney Jonathan Armstrong says he is "pretty skeptical" that this second attempt at privacy reform will successfully make it through the country's Parliament.
Australian personal lending provider Latitude Financial Services disclosed to regulators on Thursday hacking incidents affecting more than 300,000 consumers. "Sophisticated" hackers made off with nearly 103,000 driver's licenses and an additional 225,000 "customer records," the company said.
5G networks are different from previous generations of network technologies, which means they require a different kind of security and privacy tool, says Md. Mahbub Hasan of Axiata Group Berhad. Organizations must consider the new threats from cloud-based 5G services and new regulatory requirements.
The U.K. government says a new national agency will work with the private sector to stymie national security threats including foreign hackers after British intellectual property. In an update to British foreign policy, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak vowed to "push back" against China.
Britain's National Cyber Security Agency is examining TikTok to help the government finalize its decision to ban the Chinese video-sharing app from federal networks, the country’s security minister, Tom Tugendhat, revealed. The agency is looking into the app's ownership and security features.
The British government is proposing modifications to the European privacy law adopted as British law before the U.K. left the EU. Civil society groups warn that changes to the U.K. GDPR could lead to more surveillance. Some tech firms say the government is poised to increase its regulatory burden.
Chinese APT group Mustang Panda is deploying a previously unseen malware backdoor dubbed MQsTTang as part of a spear-phishing campaign targeting governmental organizations, specifically in Ukraine and Taiwan, security firm Eset says. The malware is currently being spread as RAR files, it adds.
In the latest weekly update, four ISMG editors share highlights of ISMG's upcoming Engage Toronto event and discuss how the U.S. Supreme Court may undercut the identity theft statute and how - despite tough economic times - vendor Wiz boosted its valuation by $4 billion in 16 months.
Threat actors actively targeting multinational clients of data center outsourcers and help desk providers in China and Singapore are posting stolen credentials for sale on data leak sites, and cybersecurity firm Resecurity says these actions could be part of a nation-state cyberespionage campaign.
High street retailer WH Smith reports that it suffered a hack attack that led to the exposure of current and former employees' personal data, but no exposure of customer data or website disruption. It's the latest big British business in recent months to suffer a data breach or ransomware attack.