Computer Security

Thu
15
Dec

Cyber Security – It begins with YOU!

Cyber Security – It begins with YOU!
As a result of the implementation of concepts like digital India, demonetization, and smart cities, cyber security has become the prime area of concern. In recent times, India has begun a lot of cyber security awareness initiatives amongst its citizens to educate them about cyberspace.
 
Tue
02
Aug

Bots and Botnets—A Growing Threat

Bots and Botnets—A Growing Threat

Bots are one of the most sophisticated and popular types of cybercrime today. They allow hackers to take control of many computers at a time, and turn them into "zombie" computers, which operate as part of a powerful "botnet”.

Botnets are networks of compromised computers, controlled by remote attackers to spread viruses, generate spam, and commit other types of online crime and fraud. The word ‘Bot’ comes from the word Robot and is referred to any software program that carries out automated pre-defined tasks. They can perform useful tasks as well as malicious tasks.

Each computer in the Botnet is called a Node and they could be any computer, anywhere in the world, if an attacker has managed to surreptitiously install malware on the computer. Such Nodes are then used to spread malware further, send spam mail or even attack other computers. Such Botnets are controlled via protocols such as IRC.

Tue
17
May

How to secure your computer or laptop?

How to secure your computer or laptop?

No doubt, computer has become an essential part of our daily lives. You get almost everything done online (or wish to do even when can’t) via your computer or laptop these days, and that’s perfectly fine – without computers it’d be silly to think living in this age.

Thu
05
May

A parental guide to cyber bullying

A parental guide to cyber bullying
Bullying is just that; it’s only in more recent years that ‘cyber bullying’ has become prevalent. Bullying is bullying, irrespective of age it’s been in society for as long as you wish to consider. But it does leave a nasty taste in your mouth!
 
No parent wishes to learn that their child is being bullied, be it physically, mentally or in the virtual world. The following is a proactive guide for any parent or carer; it’s simple and jargon free to enable you to become cyber safety smart parent.

The guide …..

Communication is paramount, any parent should be able to discuss bullying in an open manner with their child.  Though in doing so, you need to discuss ground rules which should be reviewed periodically and yes it will have to be in a disciplined manner, certainly from the parental perspective.
 
Fri
24
Jul

Computer Security Day - Everyone is Responsible

Computer Security Day

Now days we cannot imagine our life without using a computer. Even though it makes our life simple but it equally has the capability to destroy it because of security concerns. To raise awareness amongst people every year November 30th is celebrated as computer security day in whole world. It was started in 1988 to prompt everyone of the importance of securing their networks, computers and data. Can it help an organization to reduce threat? Yes, as human is the weakest link of an organization, we can raise security awareness amongst employee to minimize risk to some extent. Information security is the responsibility of every employee of an organization irrespective of their designation. We can assist organizations in strengthening their information security by conducting some of activity on that day like,

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