Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cyber Security Updates On 17-04-2013

Here are the relevant cyber security updates as on date. We hope our readers would find these updates useful.

(1) CISPA: In United States, proposed law named cyber intelligence sharing and protection act (CISPA) is making rounds. The White House has threatened to veto the CISPA if Congress approves it in its current form. The future development in this regard would be interesting.

(2) Telecom Security Directorate: Centre is planning to set up a telecom security directorate of India. This is a good initiative and we hope this would not be another declaration.

(3) Cyber Security Best Practices: Perry4Law Organisation and Perry4Law’s Techno Legal Base (PTLB) have provided the exclusive cyber security best practices of India. They are really impressive and comprehensive in nature and must be adopted by Indian government with immediate effect.

(4) Metasploit 4.6.0 Released: The Metasploit version 4.6.0 has been released by Rapid7. This is must have tool for cyber security and penetration testing professionals.

(5) Airline Compromise: The airline pilot flight systems and communications can be compromised. As per a report it is possible that airline pilot flight systems and communications can be compromised and controlled with android smartphone and customised attack code. However, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) strongly denied that the alleged smartphone airplane hack can work on real planes.

(6) Cyber Security Brochures: The cyber security awareness brochures in India have been mooted by Indian government. However, the manufacturers' association for information technology (MAIT) and other hardware manufacturers associations are not happy with the idea and are labeling it as burdensome and unproductive.

(7) NCIPC Of India: The national critical information infrastructure protection centre (NCIPC) of India has been proposed by Indian government in the past. However, till now the NCIIPC of India has failed to materialise in India.

(8) India And Cyber Security: The international community is increasingly considering India as an important player in ensuring international cyber security and preventing global cyber crimes. India has to meet these expectations in the best possible manner.

(9) Kochi Metro Site Cracked: The Kochi metro rail corporation’s website was cracked and compromised. As on date the websites has been restored back and is working fine.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Cyber Security Updates: 9th March 2013

The months of February and March 2013 have been witnessing some very good cyber security and related developments. We are compiling the list of the same for our readers. The same are as follows:

(1) Centre Of Excellence On Cyber Security: Perry4Law Organisation has formally launched the exclusive techno legal centre of excellence for cyber security research and development in India (CECSRDI). The CECSRDI is a very comprehensive online portal that is discussing cyber security issues of national and international importance.

(2) Cyber Security Forums: Perry4Law Organisation has also launched the cyber security forum of India. The forums are discussing cyber security and related aspects in the most comprehensive and holistic manner. We believe that these forums are worth joining.

(3) Cyber Security Policy: Indian government has assured that a cyber security policy of India would be formulated very soon. This is a very good decision on the part of Indian government. We would cover this aspect the moment Indian government comes up with the proposed cyber security policy.

(4) Cyber Crimes Investigation: Regulations and guidelines for effective investigation of cyber crimes in India may be formulated very soon. This is a significant development in the field of cyber crimes prevention and investigation in India. Acting on public interest litigation (PIL), the Supreme Court of India has issued notice to Centre to seek its views in this regard.

(5) Central Monitoring System: A central monitoring system (CMS) for telephone tapping in India would be installed by Indian government in the month of April 2013. The CMS project, based in New Delhi, would also have four hubs in major cities of India. Proposal to curtail the discretionary power of agencies to listen into phone calls may also be implemented. The telegraph act may be suitable amended to reflect these changes.

We hope our readers would enjoy reading this update. We would come up with more updates very soon.