The world has come a long way since the first computer viruses – Creeper, Wabbit and Elk Cloner – were unleashed on the ARPANET (forming the technical base of today’s internet) close to half a century ago. Initially self-replicating and somewhat harmless programs, these viruses and worms gradually turned complex, vicious and persistent. The internet … More How to outwit cyber criminals in a rapidly changing world
Mobile devices and internet have emerged from being a ‘want’ to a ‘necessity’. In recent months, telecom price wars in India have brought down the cost of high-speed mobile data. At the same time, demonetization has made many consumers become more dependent on their mobile phones to make payments. These two instances alone led to … More Why be concerned with data privacy?
The threat of cybercrime, and particularly ransomware has been accelerating at an alarming rate in recent times. In Switzerland, a number of high profile cases have been reported, indicating a shift in the perpetrator’s focus from targeting individuals to not only small and medium sized companies but also large organizations. Trend shows the healthcare sector … More Escalating ransomware threats in the healthcare sector