Sector Focus

Cyber security: Building awareness and resilience

2018-05-23T12:30:02+00:00April 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – April 2018, Sector Focus, Year|

A cyber security expert believes improving global resilience will require all stakeholders to act together at scale and in a coordinated way. The integration of physical and digital systems creates many opportunities for improved performance and innovation in the systems that support a modern economy, generating economic value and creating social and environment benefits. Such systems and their underpinning digital technologies – data analytics, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, advanced connectivity and the Internet of Things (IoT) – will provide myriad [...]

The sinister side of technology

2020-09-21T08:56:16+00:00April 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – April 2018, Sector Focus, Year|

India Inc. technology expert delves into why it is time for policy-makers to address issues around data security. Over the last few weeks, the sinister side of technology has come to the fore. Cambridge Analytica is alleged to have collected the data of up to 87 million Facebook users worldwide, the majority of which were in the US. While this data is said to have been used to target and influence voters in the US presidential election and in the [...]

Investments flow into India tech, auto

2018-08-21T12:58:27+00:00April 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – April 2018, Sector Focus, Year|

From Japanese to American companies, the Indian technology and automotive sectors attracted FDI in recent weeks. SoftBank, Alibaba to invest in Paytm Tokto-headquartered SoftBank Group is investing $400 million in India’s Paytm E-Commerce Pvt Ltd in a funding round that will value the online retailer at roughly $1.9 billion, a regulatory filing showed this week. Chinese conglomerate Alibaba, an existing investor in Paytm E-Commerce, is also putting in $45 million in the round. SoftBank, which is among major investors in [...]

India’s cyber security landscape throws challenges for the better

2018-05-23T11:27:45+00:00April 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – April 2018, Sector Focus, Year|

GST and demonetisation have helped Digital India bolster its cyber security landscape. In India, cyber security has come a long way in the past few years and has gained huge importance with the government’s thrust on Digital India, e-commerce and mobile payments. Particularly the rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and demonetisation, which further drove organisations to adopt digitalization, has played a key role in changing the perception towards cyber security.  Cybercrime on the rise Of late, businesses [...]

Robust cyber forces needed to combat cybercrime

2018-07-31T11:50:11+00:00April 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – April 2018, Sector Focus, Year|

Steve Morgan is Founder and Editor-In-Chief at Cybersecurity Ventures, one of the world’s leading researchers and publishers covering the global cyber economy as well as a data bank for cyber security facts, figures, and statistics. In this interview with ‘India Global Business’, he presents an analysis of what the latest cyber crime involving global media giants means for the world of data. Does the data breach scandal involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytica open up a new frontier for the cyber [...]

Cyber security storm hits Indian shores

2018-05-18T13:02:18+00:00April 16th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – April 2018, Sector Focus, Year|

As a whistleblower in the UK named India’s Opposition party among the clients of a controversial consultancy, the issue of cyber security has taken centre stage in the country. A former employee of Cambridge Analytica, the UK-based firm at the heart of a global row over data security, has claimed that the company worked extensively in India in his evidence before a UK parliamentary committee investigating the issue of fake news. Christopher Wylie deposed before the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport [...]