Tagged: Security

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India urgently needs responsible disclosure policy guidelines for vulnerability reporting

This year has been an interesting one for infosecurity in India. Major infrastructure services — from identity to payment services — have gone online. This is also the reason why there is a lot of conversation happening around general and operational security. But what’s lacking is talk around missing guidelines to report security...

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Dear Mr R S Sharma: Aadhaar Number has no place on the Open Web

The Center for Internet and Society recently published a report called Information Security Practices of Aadhaar (or lack thereof): A documentation of public availability of Aadhaar numbers with sensitive personal financial information. After it was published it got wide media coverage. R S Sharma, currently chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India,...

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TV Appearance

I appeared on TV9, Public TV and News9 recently. In all three appearances I talked about WannaCry ransomware. There are not many technologists to explain tech on Kannada TV and hence it was important. Of all three I really loved talking to Ranganath on Public TV. The invitation was sudden and so I...

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This one small step by the government can be a giant step in boosting the cybersecurity of millions

As part of its Digital India initiative, the central government has been readying its cyber warfare arsenal. Its latest weapon is a mobile and desktop security solution that will notify, enable cleaning and secure devices and systems of end-users. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) launched this solution — a botnet...