Monthly Archives: October 2013

Karnataka IT Administration Wakes up

After a long period of lull, the IT department of Karnataka appears to have woken up. Under the leadership of the new IT Secretary, the State has unveiled certain welcome policies to give a boost to IT in Karnataka. One … Continue reading

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Rs 24600 crores per annum is the cost of Cyber Crimes in India

According to the 2013 Norton Report, the total cost of cyber crimes to India during August 2012 to July 2013 is estimated to be $4 billion (about Rs 24630 crores). This is 8% more than what was estimated for┬álast year. … Continue reading

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Board Room Responsibility for Cyber Security

The undersigned has been highlighting the need for Directors of Companies and the CEO to take responsibility for Cyber Security in an organization. Section 85 of ITA 2008 as well as Section 79 has clearly laid out the need for … Continue reading

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13th Anniversary of the Indian “Digital Society Day”

It is 17th October once again. The day is of significance to all Cyber Space watchers in India since it was on this day in the year 2000 India notified the Information Technology Act 2000 (ITA 2000) bringing in legal … Continue reading

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Adobe Hacked

It is reported that the systems of Adobe have been hacked and sensitive information of 2.9 million users have been compromised. See report The compromised information includes credit card information which can be misused. Users who have bought Adobe products … Continue reading

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List of Adjudicators in India

As per the Information Technology Act 2000 and the notification there under of 25th March 2003, IT Secretaries of every State and Union Territory in India act as “Adjudicator” of their respective State or Union Territory. Such Adjudicator has sole … Continue reading

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