Tag Archives: India

Lawyers in India Get Cyber Training

Public prosecutors in Mumbai recently received training from the cyber crime investigation cell (CCIC) of the Mumbai police on cyber crime issues. Each of the prosecutors involved in the training are dealing with cyber crime cases. The training focused largely on cyber crime and the information technology (IT) Act. Despite …

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Cyber Breach with Army Major's Computer

An army investigation in India has found that a breach using a major’s computer was the result of a ‘cybersecurity breach’ and not espionage, according to Defence Minister A K Antony. “It is a case of alleged misuse of computer by an officer of the army. The moment we got …

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Indian Diplomats Get Cybersecurity Training

Cyberspace can help increase communication speed and efficiency in the workplace. However, it is also a perfect avenue for intelligence collection. Recently, researchers at the University of Toronto determined that Chinese hackers were conducted espionage against Indian networks and the Dalai Llama. In an effort to secure themselves against the …

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Daily Government Contracting Recap – April 7, 2010

Kathleen Sebelius announced $267 million in Health IT awards. Alan Bersin was appointed to run Customs and Border Patrol (CBP). Bill Varner of ManTech commented on winning five task orders. GD won an Army deal, SAIC won two. Linda Allen was appointed to the Senior Executive Service at DoD, and …

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India Baits Chinese Hackers

Indian cybersecurity professionals have set baited traps to track Chinese hackers attempting to breach Indian government networks, according to a report in The Times of India. The recent “Shadow in the Cloud” report by the Munk Research Center at the University of Toronto, found a number of attacks targeting Indian …

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Daily Government Contracting Recap – March 24, 2010

India is stepping up its cybersecurity efforts. Cyber is the ‘Fifth Dimension’ of warfare, says NATO. A Senate bill would crack down on cyber crime havens. Raytheon won a deal to support the GBS program. GD nailed an M1 Abrams Tank support deal. The FDA is increasing transparency. A new …

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India Ramps Up Efforts to Fight Cyber Crime

The government of Tripura, a state in northeast India, today issued guidelines that propose strict action (including a 10-year jail term) for anyone committing a cyber crime, according to Indo-Asian News Service. “If anybody is found guilty of indulging in cyber crime, he can be prosecuted with a maximum of …

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Indian Minister Claims Government Systems Have Not Been Breached

Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology, Sachin Pilot, said that while Indian government systems are being constantly probed, no attempts to hack the systems have been successful. “Yes, there have been attempts but I can categorically say that not one attempt has been successful. The government’s computer network …

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The Chinese Are Coming: Cyber Espionage Targets Government Contractors

U.S. government networks are consistently probed for vulnerabilities by hackers and foreign intelligence agencies. The difficulty of attribution combined with the ease of access and decreased physical risk makes cyber espionage a favorite tool of more advanced intelligence services. Foreign governments seek information for U.S.-based networks for a variety of …

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Indian Police to Develop Manual to Probe Cyber Crime

Police in Pune, India are working to develop a manual for conducting probes of alleged cyber crimes following an incident in which a seemingly innocent software engineer was arrested, according to Hindustan Times. Following the incident, the police have developed a manual to provides scientific procedures that need to be …

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Gates Looks to India for Cyber Cooperation

The Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, has spent the past few days in India and Pakistan working towards increasing cooperation between those two nations and the US. Particularly, when Gates visited India earlier this week, he outlined a number of areas he hopes to develop greater cooperation, including cyber security. …

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Police Get Help Combating Cyber Crime in India

Police in India will be aided by private cyber security experts and Indian IT companies in combating cyber crime, according to a report on IndianExpress.com. The collaborative effort to combat cyber crime, including identity theft and the stealing of intellectual property, looks to combine the expertise and skills of the …

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Increased Attacks on Websites in India

There has been an increase in cyber attacks against a number of websites in India according to recent estimates. Of particular concern are the high number of attacks against Indian government websites. From January to June 2009, over 3,000 websites in India were attacked at some point. According to India’s …

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