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Responsible behaviour key to cyber safety: Additional DGP Harmeet Singh
19 Nov 2020

Responsible behaviour key to cyber safety: Additional DGP Harmeet Singh

GUWAHATI: The Assam Police has asked netizens to behave responsibly as it is the key to ensure their safety in cyber space. Online fraud in Assam amounts to 60.4% of the total cases of cyber offences, followed by other crimes such as identity thefts and online sexual exploitation. In an interview with The Sentinel, Additional …

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07 Nov 2020

Delhi Police inaugurates month-long cyber safety awareness programme

The Delhi Police on Thursday inaugurated a month-long cyber safety awareness programme in association with an NGO, officials said. According to an official statement, the campaign being run by the Delhi Police and NGO Cyber Peace Foundation is designed to promote and bolster the levels of online safety awareness amongst the citizens. The campaign will …

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07 Nov 2020

Reporting of cyber crimes to police low in Assam: Survey

Guwahati, Nov 5 (PTI) Reporting of cybercrimes to the police is considerably low in Assam though a high level of awareness and understanding exists among the internet users, according to a survey report conducted by the Assam police and the Cyber Peace Foundation. The survey was conducted in the month of October to gauge the …

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Rethinking Backdoors: Don’t Burn the House Down to Roast a Pig
05 Nov 2020

Rethinking Backdoors: Don’t Burn the House Down to Roast a Pig

-By Akshata Singh & Nitish Chandan[1] At present, most discussions surrounding the elimination of objectionable content from end-to-end encrypted (E2EE) services approach it as a debate about breaking E2EE technology to allow enforcement agencies access to secure communications. In this post, Akshata Singh and Nitish Chandan of the CyberPeace Foundation argue that there are other ...

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RBI guidelines on ‘Enhancing Security of Card Transactions’
07 Oct 2020

RBI guidelines on ‘Enhancing Security of Card Transactions’

As per the RBI Annual report of 2019-20, India saw a massive increase of the number and value of transactions with respect to Credit Cards( 21.1% increase in value), Debit cards(35.6% in value) and Prepaid Payment Instruments i.e. Wallets, Gift cards etc. (increase of 15% in volume). Two major reasons behind this increase in these …

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3 things which you can do if someone impersonates you on Facebook
07 Oct 2020

3 things which you can do if someone impersonates you on Facebook

How often does one come across a profile on Facebook that is pretending to be someone else? The answer would probably be ‘daily’. This practice on the platform where someone pretends to be someone else, with an intention, to deceive someone is known as impersonation. Another great aspect covered under “impersonation” on Facebook is that …

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09 Sep 2020

Training the workforce in basic cyber hygiene

Cybercrime is estimated to already cost the world $6Tn annually. In his session at People Matters TechHR India 2020, Vineet Kumar, Founder & President, Cyber Peace Foundation helped organizations understand how to build better cyber defences to secure both company data and employees. While there was a significant amount of dependence on technology in the ...

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The Laws behind Drones in India
30 Aug 2020

The Laws behind Drones in India

One often comes across those beautiful and cinematic aerial shots of sceneries, forests and mountains, which is mostly this footage is captured through drones. Amongst other applications of these Remotely Piloted Aircrafts (RPA) or Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) such as Geographical Mapping, Agriculture Assistance, Forest and wildlife Assistance and Law Enforcement, Filming and Cinematography are …

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Cyber/ Digital Parenting 101
25 Aug 2020

Cyber/ Digital Parenting 101

Parenting‌ ‌is‌ ‌not‌ ‌the‌ ‌same‌ ‌anymore.‌ ‌With‌ ‌technological‌ ‌advancements,‌ ‌parenting‌ ‌has‌ ‌also‌ ‌changed.‌ ‌Children‌ ‌having‌ ‌access‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌Internet,‌ ‌cell‌ ‌phones,‌ ‌tablets‌ ‌and‌ ‌other‌ ‌technologies‌ ‌need ‌‌a‌ ‌different‌ ‌kind‌ ‌of‌ ‌parenting,‌ ‌which‌ ‌is‌ ‌digital‌ ‌parenting.‌ ‌Children‌ ‌can‌ ‌now‌ ‌open‌ ‌a‌ ‌social‌ ‌media‌ ‌account‌ ‌and‌ ‌interact‌ ‌with‌ ‌different‌ ‌people.‌ ‌Children‌ ‌are‌ ‌using‌ ‌various‌ ‌applications‌ ‌to‌ ‌study,‌ …

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