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Social Media and Cyber Security in India

Armed Forces Prepared For Cyber Attacks? by Dr Kamlesh Bajaj

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Author: Dr Kamlesh Bajaj
Armed Forces have to accept that cyberspace is a new domain, the way Americans have done. If that be so, it has to be protected much the same way land, air, sea and space are protected. We must be able to defend the Indian cyberspace, equip our forces with defensive and offensive cyberweapons, make them appreciate that cyber is offense dominant and train the forces in cyber warfare. They have to build capabilities in countering cyber espionage and deny the enemy any benefits if it succeeds in breaking defences. In this battle, the Forces need significant support of civilians and the private sector.

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Cyberspace - New Frontiers For International Regulatory Framework, Standards And Norms by Dr Amit K Maitra

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Author: Dr Amit K Maitra
This article reviews international and Indian strategy and policy initiatives aimed at providing a legal infrastructure for what transpires over the cyberspace. It provides readers with the understanding required to handle delicate legal and definitional issues and concludes by examining the role of the International Humanitarian Law and other UN Conventions in further developing international regulatory framework, standards and norms.

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Indian Cyberlaw by Pavan Duggal

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Author: Pavan Duggal
The language and scope of legal terms used under Section 66A are very wide and are capable of distinctive varied interpretations. Seen from another angle, Section 66A can be effectively used as a tool for gagging legitimate free online speech. The problem under Section 66A is that it comes up with extremely wide parameters which have not been given any specific definitions under the law. It goes far beyond the reasonable restrictions on free speech, as mandated under Article 19(2) of the Constitution of India.

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Privacy And Security In Online Social Media by Dr Ponnurangam

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Author: Dr Ponnurangam K (PK)
OSM can be a great source for intelligence gathering to understand public pulse. People log on to social media websites to check for updates about events and also to share information about the event with others. In such situations, social media content provide a vast resource of unmonitored and unstructured, but rich in information about events.

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Cyber Agenda For The New Government by Lt Gen Aditya Singh

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Author: Lt Gen Aditya Singh PVSM, AVSM (Retd)
It is necessary to understand the changing nature of warfare and force multipliers of the electronic sphere. The 21st century has seen its transformation from fourth-generation to fifth and the cyber domain. Its ‘hidden nature’ or ambiguity can achieve results without kinetic effects. With competition over resources and markets, nations will use cywar’s potential to secure national interests. Cywar forms a part of Information Warfare (IW) which extends to every form of media and inter alia includes aspects of propaganda and perception management. Cyber though technically restricted to the Internet, is now increasingly linked by convergence to every communication device.

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