8 Ways Governments Can Improve Their Cybersecurity

26-04-2017

It’s hard to find a major cyberattack over the last five years where identity — generally a compromised password — did not provide the vector of attack. Target, Sony Pictures, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) each were breached because they relied on passwords alone for authentication. We are in an era where there is no such thing as a “secure” password; even the most complex password is still a “shared secret” that the application and the user both need to know, and store on servers, for authentication. This makes passwords inherently vulnerable to a myriad of attack methods, including phishing, brute force attacks

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E-Bidding Process To Select Operator Started for UDAN Scheme
February 10, 2017

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Government of India launched the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS)-UDAN on 21st October, 2016. The e-bidding process has already been started to select airline operator for mounting RCS operations. A Regional Connectivity Fund (RCF) has been created to provide Viability Gap Funding (VGF) by the Government of

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India-UK Deal to Allow More Flights to Boost Tourism and Trade for Global India & Britain
February 10, 2017

India and the UK signed a MoU to ease restrictions on the number of scheduled flights between the two countries, following successful talks in India this week. Limits on flights from key Indian cities including Chennai and Kolkata have been scrapped, allowing for a greater range of flights for passengers while providing a boost to trade and

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President’s Estate to Generate 670 KW Solar Energy through rooftop Solar Panels
February 10, 2017

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the first phase of a Solarization Project in the President’s Estate tomorrow (February 10, 2017) under which 670 KW of solar power will be generated through rooftop solar panels installed on seven buildings in the President’s Estate. The savings in electricity bills resulting

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Ministry of Water Resources08-February, 2017 18:23 IST Committee of Secretaries setup to speed up the implementation of Namami Gange Programme
February 9, 2017

First meeting of the Empowered Task Force on River Ganga held Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has announced setting up of a Committee of Secretaries to speed up the implementation of Namami Gange Programme. Chairing the first First Meeting of the Empowered Task Force on River

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A fillip to NITI Aayog’s incentive schemes on Digital Payments promotion
February 9, 2017

7.6 lakh citizens receive reward money worth Rs.117 crore in 45 days for embracing Digital Payments The initiative to make Digital Payments a mass movement in India through NITI Aayog’s two incentive schemes – Lucky Grahak Yojana and DigiDhan Vyapar Yojana – has reaped huge dividends in just 45 days since its launch. Latest data from

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Revise the tax treaties with partner countries to enable the CBI and ED to use the data for prosecution
February 3, 2017

Government is contemplating to revise the tax treaties with partner countries to enable the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) to use the data for prosecution of those who have stashed black money abroad. Treaty partner countries have been requested to modify the tax treaties, so as to explicitly include

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