State to get cyber security architecture by December

The State government has sanctioned ₹23 crore to build a Cyber Security Architecture for Tamil Nadu (CSA-TN). The system is expected to be ready by December. The initiative will entail the creation of a Computer Emergency Response Team for the State, said Santhosh Babu, Secretary, Information Technology Department, Government of Tamil Nadu. Addressing the media, […]

Cyber forensic lab inaugurated in Kurnool

Director General of Police R. P. Thakur inaugurated a Regional Cyber Forensic Lab here on Friday. The Rs. 2.5 crore lab, set up as part of modernisation of police infrastructure, would be used to investigate financial crimes, ATM thefts, e-mail and other cyber crimes. There are six sections in the lab – call data recording/internet […]

Infosys fines director for insider trading

Infosys Limited has said that it has imposed a penalty of Rs. 9.50 lakh on its lead independent director Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw for “inadvertent trade” in the company stock that is violative of insider trading regulations. Infosys disclosed this in a regulatory filing with the stock exchanges. The IT major said that it would also notify […]

Union Cabinet approves software product policy

The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the National Policy on Software Products 2019 that aims to help the industry grow at CAGR of 40% to reach $70-80 billion by 2025, while creating employment opportunities for 3.5 million people. “The policy aims to adopt a shift in strategy so that IT products also contribute equitably and […]

Cyber crime lab upgraded

More than 5,000 police personnel in the State will undergo training in investigating cyber crime at the newly upgraded Centre for Cyber Crime Investigation Training and Research (CCITR) at the CID headquarters in Bengaluru. Funded by the Infosys Foundation, it will be a resource centre for digital forensics, forensic investigation support, malware research, legal and […]

Cyber safety protocol in place for schools

Kerala has rolled out a cyber safety protocol for school students across the State. Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) prepared the protocol following a recommendation made by the Assembly Committee for the Welfare of Women, Children, and Differently Abled. The protocol, meant for safeguarding the State’s school children from cyber attacks, leaves the […]

Seminar on cyber laws today

A day-long seminar on ‘Cyber laws – victim compensation scheme’ will be held for the public prosecutors working in the East Godavari, West Godavari and Krishna districts at the senate hall of the JNTU College of Engineering here on Saturday. The programme will be held under the aegis of Director of Prosecutions Byra Ramakoteswara Rao […]

NIIT Tech, Microsoft in cloud pact

NIIT Technologies has announced a global collaboration with Microsoft, to accelerate the ‘cloudification’ of its enterprise clients. The collaboration would focus on the comprehensive cloud needs of enterprises — from infrastructure to business applications. CSP agreement Both the companies have concluded a strategic cloud solution provider (CSP) agreement that enables NIIT Technologies to directly manage […]

New software to help assess groundwater data in State

Andhra Pradesh has come out with a pioneering software to assess groundwater data and use it to efficiently plan recharge strategies and exploitation of water resources. The software, developed by the Andhra Pradesh Centre for Financial Systems and Services (APCFS), was used for groundwater-related data collection for 2016-17 (done in 2017-18), and awaits the approval […]

Telcos told to act against ‘obscene’ messages

Following complaints of abusive messages received by journalists on their mobile phones, the Department of Telecom has asked operators to take action against subscribers sending “obscene and vulgar” messages. “It has been brought to notice than many noted journalists have been subjected to obscene and vulgar messages on their phones,” the letter dated February 19, […]

Artificial intelligence to the aid of commuters

The inauguration of Intelligent CPS Data Analytics Platform for a Metro Rail Transport System, a joint research programme of Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology, and Jyothi Engineering College, Thrissur, will be held in Kochi on Thursday. Suresh Gopi, MP, will […]