Cyber Attack Current Affairs - 2020

India- Japan : Cabinet approves Memorandum of cooperation on cyber-security

The Government of India has approved a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) in the field of cyber-security between India and Japan. Key Facts The MoC will boost the cooperation in areas including the capacity building in cyberspace. It also include cooperation on protection of critical infrastructure and cooperation in emerging technologies. The MoC have also the Read More…

Facts Box: National Cyber Security Policy, 2020 soon

During his speech at the 74th Independence Day celebrations, PM Modi announced that GoI is to unveil a new National Cyber Security Policy, 2020 soon. It envisages to create secure cyber space in India and is to be ready by the end of 2020. Highlights Currently, India is operating under National Cyber Security Policy, 2013.The Read More…

India-Israel sign agreements on Cyber Security

On July 15, 2020, India and Israel signed agreements to expand their collaboration in dealing with cyber threats. The agreement was signed between Director General of Israel’s National Cyber Directorate (INCD) and India’s Ambassador to Israel Sanjeev Singla. Highlights The agreement also involved Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) that operates under Ministry of Electronics Read More…

Pragyata Guidelines launched by Ministry of HRD

On July 14, 2020, the Union Human Resource and Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ released PRAGYATA guidelines on digital education. Highlights The PRAGYATA guidelines have been developed focusing digital education or online education. It will mainly help students who are presently at home due to lockdown. The guidelines include eight steps of online learning. They Read More…

Large Scale Phishing Attack using COVID-19 as Bait alerts CERT-In

To steal personal data (such as bank account details- debit/ credit card information) of Individuals and Businesses across the country, from 21st June 2020, a large scale phishing attack has been planned by malicious actors. This information asking the citizens to be cautious was issued by the nodal agency responsible to deal with cyber-attack threats Read More…