Although CERT-In says the hacking of Indian websites declined dramatically this year, based on reports it has received, some security experts argue that many hacking and other cybercrime incidents are never reported.
Because ransomware attacks in the region are surging, CERT-in has issued an advisory offering tips for preventing ransomware infections and responding to attacks. It advises organizations not to pay ransoms and to report attacks immediately to law enforcement.
Given the rise in cyber threats, CERT-in's existing rules of empanelling IT Security auditing organizations may not comply with the new challenges. It's time to revisit these guidelines and add stringent qualifying factors for auditing.
Dr. Sanjay Bahl has been appointed director general of CERT-In, according to inside sources. Security practitioners welcome the move and expect to see a new agenda and thrust on effective public private partnership.
Following the government's recent demonetisation drive, the use of "cashless" transactions is rapidly expanding in India. CERT-in has issued guidance on how to mitigate the new security risks involved. But will it prove helpful?
CERT-In has inked a new cybersecurity agreement with Malaysia, Singapore and Japan to promote information sharing and threat detection. What challenges will these nations face, given their diverse cultures and priorities?
CERT-In has issued an alert against a new banking Trojan dubbed Dyreza, which targets users of online banking services. Security leaders offer advice for institutions to address risks and warn customers.
Reports of incidents related to fake SMS purportedly from income tax department have surfaced forcing cyber cops as well as CERT-In to issue advisory. This comes at a time when the income tax filing season is on.