Cybersecurity Current Affairs - 2019

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Government launches Cyber Swachhta Kendra in New Delhi

The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has launched Cyber Swachhta Kendra in New Delhi for Botnet cleaning and Malware analysis. It was launched by Union Minister of Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad as part of Union Government’s ambitious digital India initiative to create a secure cyber space by detecting botnet infections. Read More…

Month:  Categories: States


Banks to bear liability in case of online security breach: RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has clarified that banks will have to bear the full liability in the event of any security breach or compromise in the authorised card network. Banks issuing the cards will offer the ‘payment authentication solutions’ of the respective card networks on an optional basis to their customers. RBI held Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking


Union Government unveils steps to boost cybersecurity

Union Government has unveiled a slew of measures in an attempt to strengthen cyber security in India. It was announced by the Union Minister for Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad at the Economic Editors’ Conference-2016. The conference was organised by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Finance in Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology


Microsoft launches India’s first Cybersecurity Engagement Center in Delhi

Technology giant Microsoft has launched its first full-scale Cybersecurity Engagement Center (CSEC) in Delhi. It is first-of-its-kind Cybersecurity Centre in India and overall 7th in the world including in Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Singapore, Berlin and Washington DC. Key Facts The CSEC will bring together Microsoft capabilities to foster deeper Cybersecurity collaborations with public and private Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking


Maharashtra launches India’s first Crime Criminal Tracking Network System

The Maharashtra Government became first state in the country to launch India’s first comprehensive ‘Crime Criminal Tracking Network System’ (CCTNS) in Mumbai. It was launched through the operationalisation of 42 cyber laboratories across the state in order to combat growing cybercrimes. Key Facts The CCTNS has been developed by Pune based Centre for Development of Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & TechnologyStates


Pakistan tops in 2016 Malware Infection Index

Pakistan has topped in the list of 19 countries figuring in the 2016 Malware Infection Index (MII) in the Asia-Pacific region. The index for the Asia-Pacific region was released by technology giant Microsoft in which India was placed at 8th position. Key Facts The index identifies the key malware threats in the Asia-Pacific region and Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalReports & IndicesScience & Technology


MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga appointed as member of US cybersecurity body

US President Barack Obama has nominated MasterCard’s Indian-American CEO Ajay Banga as a member of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. Mr. Banga is one of the 10 members of the Commission which also includes General Keith Alexander former Director of the top US spying body National Security Agency (NSA). The commission was established in Read More…

Month:  Categories: Persons in News