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CyberFrat CXO Connect with Ramesh Kadaganchi

A few things shall allow you to freely interact with industry leaders in the cybersecurity scene. With CyberFrat CXO Connect, explore untapped knowledge domains including career enhancement and mentorship opportunities via monthly webinars delivered by risk leads of prominent organizations. The 90 minutes of interaction includes a vivid informative session followed by audience engagement.

We are pleased to announce the next session with Ramesh Kadaganchi, General Manager, Business Excellence for Global Delivery, John Deere Technology Center India. He will be talking about Digital Transformation for 45m and he will take 45 QnA on digital, innovation, or career guidance.

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ByAishvarya Nair

CF BYTES – Issue #9

The past few months have been the most vulnerable time for the digital world. The upsurge in cyberattacks gives a clear indication that our current security practices need an upgrade. Incredible developments are being made, but when it comes to security we still need to pull our socks up. Firstly, the notion that cybersecurity professionals alone are responsible for security has to change for the better. The utmost importance should be given to making the common users aware of ‘cyber threat intelligence ‘.Everyone as an individual should be mindful of how adversaries operate and how we should defend ourselves from any jeopardy. The cybersecurity professionals are doing their part and we are expected to do ours. In this issue of CF Bytes, we shall highlight some of the biggest cyberattacks and the parallel cyber developments that have taken place in the last fifteen days.

Top 5 Cyberattacks

The most famous hacker group ‘Anonymous’ have raised their voice against the police brutality incident that took the life of George Bloyd. They have threatened the Minneapolis Police Department to disclose their secrets. Read More

A ransomware attack affected the public service of a village in Austria. Covid19 malicious links were used as a bait to deploy the ransomware. The ransomware belongs to a new ransomware family, that uses VBScripts and spreads throughout the windows network. Read More 

Microsoft warns everyone, about a new ransomware attack ‘Ponyfinal’. The Microsoft Security Intelligence has shared the details and have requested to pay attention to its deployment. Read More

A flaw in email software being exploited by a Russian Group, called the ‘Sandworm team’. NSA has warned everybody, and has asked to immediately update the software to mitigate the current threat. Read More

Dark Web hosting Provider ‘Daniel’S Hosting’ database hacked and the data leaked online Read More 

Top 5 Developments

Robots to maintain the Microsoft MSN page hereafter. The fear of Human jobs being eaten up by artificial intelligence is now becoming reality. Read More

Azure Sphere, a secure Microcontroller of Microsoft, now can be integrated with Azure IOT Central. IoT Central, can now onboard edge devices that manage sensors and actuators deployed at the edge. Read More

A new Ubuntu-based Linux Lite 5.0 ‘Emerald’ is introduced. This can be used as a replacement for Windows.Read More

The cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has introduced six essential toolkits for addressing cybersecurity risks. Read More

USBFuzz a new fuzzing tool, is being used in USB drivers to find bugs in Windows, Linux, and Mac. It can be used for dumb fuzzing, focused fuzzing, and coverage-guided fuzzing. Read More


Overview of Data Privacy and Protection


  1. The need for Data Privacy
  2. Definition: Privacy, Security, Personal/Sensitive Data
  3. Glance on Applicable Laws and Regulations
    • EU GDPR
    • India’s PDP Bill, 2019
    • ISO Standard – ISO/IEC 27001:2013 & ISO/IEC 27701:2019
    • BS 10012-2017

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 07:00 PM – 08:30 PM IST

Ramesh Venkataraman (Certified: PMP, CSM, CSQA, CSTE, ISTQB Trainer)

Ramesh has over 29+ years of professional experience in the software and systems engineering field. His core competencies include software process improvements, Training / Coaching, Audits & Assessments and staff mentoring and management.

Ramesh has extensive experience establishing process improvement programs for various organizations based on Standards (ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14001, ISO 18001, ISO 20000-1, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, ISO 27701, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 29100, ISO 31000, ISO 19011), Models / Framework (CMMI / COBIT 2019) & Regulations (EU GDPR, HIPAA, CCPA, PDPB-2019, India). His work requires communicating with executives to build trust and commitment, as well as coaching all levels of staff impacted by the software process improvement process.


Security is everyone’s responsibility

Security is everyone’s responsibility and its integral part of national security. In this session, the importance of security will be highlighted in clear words. Everyone should adhere to these practices in day to day life as well. When Security incidents happen then how many of us are actually aware of what to do be done. How to identify?  How to act? How to react? 

 It’s Simple, Pause Think and ACT.

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Linux & AWS

AWS is one of the fastest-growing cloud service platforms offered today. It is used worldwide by millions of users! Whether you’re a student or a professional there’s always more to learn. Linux and AWS Solution Architects are two more sought out skills in the market. Check out our hands-on virtual training content below!

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Zero Trust for IIoT & Cloud environment

Considerations for the end-to-end trust for your enterprise, government networks, cloud environments and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) based on Zero Trust with Bill Joll, Head of World Wide Sales – Blackridge Technology

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Blockchain Security Web series

The workshop is designed to introduce the basic concepts of blockchain and available platforms with key attack vectors and vulnerability in the smart contracts.

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ByAishvarya Nair

CF BYTES – Issue #8

In the past few weeks, we have come across many alarming cyber incidents due to which the assets of many companies are at stake. Ransomware attacks are the headlines but other attacks like phishing scams and DDos cannot be outclassed. These attacks not only affect the business of the enterprises but their employees and customers also face an irreparable loss. Most of the cyberattacks are followed by the news of stolen data being sold on the dark web which violates all the policies implemented for data privacy. There is a hearsay that the biggest Cyberattack in history is expected to happen in the next six months. This is a high sign for all the firms to secure their hatches as soon as possible. This issue of CF bytes we acquaint you with the insights of the top 5 cyberattacks that have brought panic to the cyberworld and top 5 research articles that help us understand the statistics and the patterns involved in these cyberattacks.

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Tariq Wani joins Kimberly Clark as Business Information Security Officer

Tariq Wani joins Kimberly Clark as Business Information Security Officer. Tariq will be the security leader, supporting and implementing cybersecurity program at Kimberly Clark APAC region.

He joins Kimberly Clark from L’Oréal where he was working as Information Security Manager for India business. With nearly a decade of experience, Tariq also served in various cybersecurity roles at companies like Unilever, Deloitte, and British Telecom, where he played an instrumental role in setting up information security and risk management, developing security strategies, awareness, data privacy, security control design, and infrastructure management.

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