Category - Cyber Laws

Online submission of project proposals for funds through newly launched Electronic Project Proposal System

Union Minister for Communications and IT, Shri Kapil Sibal held a round table discussion with Academia, Industry and R&D organizations, here yesterday. The round table was held in order to have broad consensus and opinion on the proposed ICT&E R&D and Innovation Framework prepared by DeitY. During this event, the Minister also launched the `Electronics… Read More

Measures taken by GoI against Cyber Security Threat

There have been attempts from time to time to penetrate cyber networks operating in Government. These attacks have been observed to be originating from the cyber space of a number of countries including China. It has been observed that the attackers are compromising computer systems located in different parts of the World and use masquerading… Read More

New IPv6 Platform for Internet Addressing System

Architectural Change in Internet Addressing System to enhance addressing capacity Major ICT Stakeholders to Permanently Enable IPv6 for Products and Services 27 Indian Websites brought on IPv6 Platform Global transition from Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) began today. To mark the ˜World IPv6 Launch Day™ an event was organized… Read More

Measures initiated to curb the Cyber Crime

The Minister of State for Communications & Information Technology Sh Sachin Pilot yesterday informed the Rajya Sabha that cyber crimes are on the rise in the country. Giving details Shri Pilot said ,as per the cyber crime data maintained by National Crime Records Bureau, a total of 217, 288, 420 and 966 Cyber Crime cases… Read More

Govt. takes integrated approach to prevent cyber crimes

In tune with the dynamic nature of Information Technology ( IT) , continuous efforts are on to prevent and recover from cyber attacks. The area of Information Technology is characterised by rapid developments and fast changing obsolescence. With every IT product introduced into the market, newer vulnerabilities are discovered, leaving scope for malicious actions.  As… Read More

Email Hacking punishable as a Cyber Crime

BEFORE SH. RAJESH AGGARWAL, ADJUDICATING OFFICER, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACT 2000, GOVERNMENT OF MAHARASHTRA, AT MANTRALAYA, MUMBAI ” 400032 Complaint No. 2 of 2010 IN THE MATTER OF 1. Sh. Vinod Kaushik 2. Sh. Neeraj Kaushik¦¦..Complainants Through Mrs. S.R. Padhy, Advocate Versus 1. Ms. Madhvika Joshi 2. Sb. Atul Tripathy 3. Ms. Monika Agnihotri 4. Cognizant… Read More

New Categories of Generic Top Level Domains to be Introduced for Brands, Communities and Cities Registration Opens in January 2012

New Generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) will be introduced by Internet Corporation for Assigned Name and Numbers (ICANN) for the categories of Brands, Communities and Cities and Regions. Applications for the first round of new gTLDs will open on January 12, 2012 and run until April 12, 2012. During this time frame, organizations will be… Read More

Security Issues and Risk mitigation measures related to Card Present (CP) transactions

RBI/2011-12/194 DPSS.PD.CO.No.513/02.14.003/2011-2012 The Chairman and Managing Director / Chief Executive Officers All Scheduled Commercial Banks including RRBs / Urban Co-operative Banks / State Co-operative Banks / District Central Co-operative Banks/Authorised Card Payment Networks Madam / Dear Sir Security Issues and Risk mitigation measures related to Card Present (CP) transactions. As you are aware, in its… Read More

Cyber Attacks Far More Dangerous Says Sibal

The Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Shri Kapil Sibal has said that adequate balance needs to be maintained between needs of ˜privacy of individual™ and ˜genuine security concerns of state™ while dealing with challenges of cyber security. Delivering keynote address in the opening session of the Summit on Information and Network Security for… Read More

Cyber crime cases in India

As per the information tracked and reported to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) at total of 90, 119, 252 and 117 Government websites were hacked in the year 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 (till June) by various hacker groups. Cyber crime is an important issue and such issues are discussed in every international… Read More

Govt. ensures cyber security for its websites

The Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology, Shri Sachin Pilot today informed in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha that the website of Ministry of External Affairs (www.mea.gov.in) hosted and maintained by National Informatics Centre (NIC) has not been hacked. The specific steps taken by Government to ensure cyber security are:… Read More

Monitoring of Social Networking Websites

Shri Milind Deora, Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology said in written reply to a question today in Rajya Sabha that Department of Telecommunication has received a letter from Ministry of Home Affairs to ensure effective monitoring of social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter in order to strengthen cyber security paraphernalia. The… Read More

ICANN will accept new applications from Q1 2012

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) said it will start accepting applications for new domain names from January 12 to April 12 next year, a move that will give organisations more options for branding themselves. ICANN said internet domain names can consist of any word or words, in any language and any… Read More

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