Cyber-security Current Affairs, GK & News

US Colonial Pipeline Attack

The Colonial Pipeline company transports about 45% of petrol and diesel in the east coast of US. It was forced to shut down after a cyber attack by a group called “Darkside”. The pipeline originates in the Texas and carries gasoline to the South eastern states of the US. Following the attack, the US President ..

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Online Portal: For trusted telecom gear makers

The Government of India recently launched an online portal to procure telecom gears from “trusted sources”. The sources to be listed in the portal are to be identified by the highest cybersecurity offices in the country. About the Portal The portal will list all the trusted companies and their gears. This will help the telecom ..

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Report: One in two Indian adults experienced cybercrime in last 12 months

The NortonLifeLock recently released a report titled “2021 Norton cyber–Safety Insights Report”. Key Findings of the report 59% of Indians, that is, more than one in two adults in the country have experienced cyber crime in the last twelve months. The report says that seven in ten Indian adults believe that remote work atmosphere created ..

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Indian Army launches Secure Messaging Application

On October 29, 2020, the Indian Army launched a messaging mobile application called the SAI. The application will provide secure voice, video and text calling services to the soldiers of Indian Army. The SAI model is much similar to other commercial applications such as Telegram, WhatsApp, SAMVAD. It uses end-to-end encryption messaging protocol. Highlights The ..

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Cabinet approves India-Japan MoU on cyber Security

On October 7 2020 the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the Memorandum of Understanding signed between India and Japan on cyber security. Highlights The MoU aims to enhance cooperation between the countries in the area of cyberspace and share information on cyber security. A joint mechanism is to be developed under ..

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