From smart city to a secure and integrated ecosystem

Smart cityThere has been a lot of buzz around smart cities in India ever since the Narendra Modi Government announced an investment of $1.2 billion to create 100 of them. For the common man, a smart city is a settlement which overcomes day-to-day challenges, bridges the gaps between people’s needs and civic realities and enhances the overall quality of life; such as providing clean water, managing the growing mountains of garbage, treating sewage, building a robust public transport system, managing traffic jams and providing a safe and secure environment for women and senior citizens. Other significant elements to this model include citizen-centric administration, education, health care, public-private partnership, and regulations for commerce and utility services, etc. — all essential to the delivery of innovative smart cities of the future.

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E-commerce and cyber crime-What’s the way out?

laptopsDue to increase in broadband penetration more and more companies are choosing online platforms to sell their goods and services. In the last 5 years Indian e-commerce market saw exponential growth. However, in order to make an e-commerce growth story a success, it is essential to protect it from various type of cyber threats like Personal identity theft, Spoofing, Phishing, Trojan, Virus and Malwares, etc.

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The evolution of Bring your own device (BYOD) to BYO’X’

Caucasian businessman using digital tablet in cafeToday’s workforce believes in working their way and so the work done matters and not the place. The liberty to do the work their way is backed by BYOX phenomena and hence it has become the “Buzzronym” of the season. In this blog post Jaspreet Singh, Associate Director, IT Risk and Assurance highlights the evolution of BYOD (device) to BYOX where ‘X’ could be anything or everything.

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New ISO 27001 – Tackling IT security risks

Close-up of a person's hand using a laptop and a credit card for online shoppingInformation Security today is one of the most important pillars that decide the success or failure of any organization, whether public, private, micro enterprise, business, educational, financial, or non-profit. In this blog post, Jaspreet Singh, Associate Director, IT and Assurance, India, EY lists down the key benefits of the new ISO 27001.

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