NEW DELHI, INDIA: Gone are the days when a nation's defence was solely dependent upon military arsenal. With cyber war turning into a new battlefield, India's cyber defence preparedness is relatively low.
Almost every country today is equipped with some sort of cyber arsenal. Ironically, in situations of unexpected cyber attacks on strategic systems, India's proactive defence is arguably dismal.
On the other side, China's potential cyber security threat is not just extended to India, but the entire world is alarmed by the moves of Beijing.
The Flame case has raised the question on the real cyber warfare capabilities of every country, we have spoken of the strong commitment of Indian and German government, praising the US capabilities for the involvement in operations such as the “
A global cyber arms race is engulfing the Internet and the best way to counter the rapidly escalating threat is combining the efforts of U.S. agencies, private firms and international allies, cyber security officials said on Tuesday.
Cyber experts from across the U.S. government, speaking at a conference at Georgetown University, said organized crime, espionage and security activity on the Internet pose a rising threat to U.S. intellectual property, military superiority and critical infrastructure.
The virus struck in an e-mail 81 days ago, flagged by a federal team that monitors cyberthreats. The target was a small job-development bureau in the Commerce Department. The infiltration was so vicious it put Commerce’s entire computer network at risk.
To avert a crisis, the Economic Development Administration (EDA) unplugged its operating system — and plunged its staff into the bureaucratic Dark Ages
E-mail? Gone. Attachments, scans, Google searches? Until further notice, no such thing.
Although outside adversaries constantly attempt to gain access to U.S. Defense Department networks, cybersecurity leaders within the Marine Corps agree that internal user errors and attempts to skirt security measures pose the biggest threat. News Editor Rita Boland discusses these dangers in her article “Cybersecurity, Marine Corps Style” in the March issue of SIGNAL Magazine.
It’s clear that much of the warfare that takes place between competing countries occurs not only on real battle grounds, but also in cyberspace. Motohiro Tsuchiya, a professor at the Keio University, believes that the best way for a country to ensure an efficient cyber defense is by trying to attract patriotic geeks on its side.
The problem is that states usually don’t have the necessary funds to hire skilled security professionals, and even if they manage to get their attention, without a long term commitment not much can be accomplished.
A group of cyber experts stunned a conference here when they showed the vulnerability of GSM mobile networks which can be easily exploited by hackers enabling them to impersonate a user's identity and make calls from his account without a clue to the consumer.
The ethical group -- matrix shell -- gave a demonstration of the hacker's technique on a live network of a leading mobile service provider in which they managed to make a call using the number of a audience member without actually using his phone or SIM.