Cyberspace: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

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 ..

New Delhi hosts 12th India Security Summit

On 29th August 2019, the 12th India Security Summit (ISS) was held in New Delhi on the theme “Towards New National Cyber Security Strategy”. During the conference, the various issues discussed such as protection of critical national infrastructure, emerging cyber threats: Incidents, Challenges and Response. The Government of India (GoI) has taken various measures to ..

Global Commons

Global commons is a term typically used to describe international, supranational, and global resource domains in which common-pool resources are found. International law identifies four global commons as follows: The High Seas The Atmosphere Antarctica Outer Space Cyberspace may also meet the definition of a global commons.

India 3rd most vulnerable country in terms of risk of cyber threats

India is emerged as the 3rd most vulnerable country in terms of risk of cyber threats, such as malware, spam and ransomware, in 2017, as per latest report by security solutions provider ‘Symantec’. The list is topped by U.S., followed by China. The global threat ranking is based on 8 metrics: malware, spam, phishing, bots, ..

5th edition of Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS)

The 5th edition of Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) has inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on November 23, 2017. The theme of the conference is “Cyber for All: A Secure and Inclusive Cyberspace for Sustainable Development”. The main objective of the conference is to have mutual understanding of latest practices ..