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Offensive Cyber

To assure their own cybersecurity, states will sometimes intrude into the strategically important networks of other states and will threaten, often unintentionally, the security..

Changing paradigms in internal security

Since the advent of independence, India has faced a multitude of security challenges to its nationhood – both internal and external. A panel of experts at the Synergia..

Financial and cyber terrorism

Global finance’s exclusive reliance on electronic communication, together with the billions of dollars traded daily, present lucrative opportunities to cyber-terrorists and criminals..

Cyber threats: Who cares & Who should I call

The Synergia Foundation along with the Government of Karnataka hosted a round table on ‘Cyber threat- ‘Who cares & Who should I call?’? on 28 June 2017..

Cyber Security: A Board Dilemma

Tobby Simon, the president of Synergia Foundation has written a report on ‘ CyberSecurity- A Board Dilemma’. In his report, he has brought out aspects that members of the board needs to understand…

Russia Fights against cyber crimes

Wan naCry ransomware attack on computers worldwide on 12th May 2017, has raised the issue of cybercrimes as well as increased the pressure on governments across the globe to strengthen cyber security…

China Maintains Censorship

The ‘WannaCry ransomware’ which happened on 12th May, 2017 has affected over 150 countries surfacing as a global attack. This has led many countries to review their nation’s policies with regard to…

New-Age Pirates of the Sea

The ever-expansive cyber space has paved way for multiple potholes for users- as of recently, for an uber-deluxe community of superyacht owners.

Future of American Surveillance

Following Edwards Snowden’s 2013 exposition of the National Security Agency’s PRISM and UPSTREAM surveillance programs, the government passed the Freedom Act of 2015. With origins in Bush’s Patriot…

USA incarcerates Russian Hacker

On the 22nd of April 2017, a Federal Judge in the United States handed out the longest ever sentence imposed in the United States for a hacking-related case.

Open Internet and Canada

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) recently ruled in favor of net neutrality which essentially requires all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to treat their data..

Siege on Bitcoin

On the 17th April 2017, Bitcoin reported it was under threat from a group formed under the banner of the “Large Bitcoin Collider’(LBC). The group aims to attack user’s wallets by directing..

US Online privacy bill

On March 29th 2017, The U.S Senate and House of Representatives both voted to revoke regulations that would have made it mandatory for Internet Service Providers or ISP’s to get the consumer’s…

Cyber War I

Cyberattack was just the latest directed against the United States by WikiLeaks last week: the release of an enormous cache of documents stolen from the Central Intelligence Agency. To visit the…

Turkish hacks

On the 15th of March, 2017 Hundreds of high profile twitter accounts were hacked by Pro-Erdogan Turkish hackers. The accounts including Forbes, Amnesty International and UNICEF were plastered with…

Blogger turns tables on cyber-scammer

A French security researcher says he managed to turn the tables on a cyber-scammer by sending him malware.

Quantum Computing- Race to the Edge

While Moore’s Law or the exponential growth of integrated circuits refers to the fifth paradigm of computation, Quantum Computers may well be the sixth paradigm, given that they work in a fashion…

Thought Capturing through Influence Operations

Cyberspace has opened a gateway for adversaries to disrupt democratic processes and weaken liberal democracies

The Website Attack

On 21st October 2016, a cyber-attack on Dyn (Domain Name Service provider) disrupted traffic to hundreds of websites including Twitter, Amazon, the Financial Times, Airbnb, PayPal and Spotify, disa

Deep fake and targeted communication

Cybersecurity companies and scientists at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are exploring ways to combat the threats posed by AI-enabled deep fake technology to the US election…