Cybersecurity in India Current Affairs, GK & News

NCW Launches Digital Shakti 4.0

The fourth phase of the Digital Shakti Campaign was launched recently by National Commission for Women (NCW). What is Digital Shakti Campaign? The Digital Shakti Campaign is a national-level campaign that was launched in 2018 to digitally empower and skill women and girls to ensure their safety in cyberspace. Through this initiative, over 3 lakh ..

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Exercise PowerEX-2022

CERT-In and Power-CSIRTs recently organized the cybersecurity exercise called PowerEX. Key facts Cyber Security Exercise “PowerEX” was designed and organized jointly by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and Power-CSIRTs (Computer Security Incident Response Teams in Power sector). The CERT-In hosted the cybersecurity exercise on its simulation platform. The event witnessed the participation of more ..

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India ranks 10th in Cybersecurity Index

India has been ranked at 10th position in the cybersecurity index. Key points India was ranked ahead of China (No. 33) and Pakistan (No. 79) in global cybersecurity ranking of countries. India has improved its ranking from 47 to 10 in United Nation’s ITU Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA). United States has been ranked first and ..

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The State of Ransomware 2021 report

Global cybersecurity firm, Sophos, published it “the State of Ransomware 2021 report’. It finds, 68% of Indian organisations were by ransomware in last 12 months. Key findings India is one among most affected countries with respect to ransomware attacks. India tops list of top 30 countries for ransomware attacks. 68 percent of Indian organisations were ..

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RBI releases Cyber Security Vision Framework for Urban Cooperative Banks

On September 25, 2020, the Reserve Bank of India released Cyber Security Vision Framework for Urban Cooperative Banks (UCBs). The apex bank has taken four different guiding principles in order to formulate the framework. This is because the heterogeneity of UCBs in India in terms of regions, size, digital depth and financial health is huge. ..

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200% increase in Cyber incidents in India

In the last two months (May and June, 2020), the number of cyber incidents have increased by 200%. However, there is no evidence that the incidents raised due to the tensions between India and China. Highlights According to the Chief Information Security Officer of the PMO (Prime Minister Office), the phishing, ransomwares have gone up ..

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