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  1. Budapest Convention on Cybercrime – An Overview

    By Shalini S The Convention on Cybercrime or Budapest Convention is the only binding multilateral treaty instrument aimed at combating cybercrime. It was drafted by the Council of Europe with active participation from its observer states in 2001. The Convention provides a framework for international cooperation between… Read More

  2. Cyber Vandalism – Not an Act of War

    By Shalini S In September last year, a mutual cyber hacking marathon ensued between Indian and Pakistani hackers, who each hacked and defaced multiple government and private websites. The incident was triggered by a detected defacement of a Kerala government website which was attributed to… Read More

  3. Innovative Reporting and Policing to curb Cyber Crime

    By Shalini S Cyberspace has been continually emerging as a significant forum of criminal activity that requires specialized monitoring. However, cyber crime cases often go unreported in India further increasing online vulnerability. Even reported cases mostly result in acquittal due to the lack of forensic infrastructure and… Read More

  4. Tallinn Manual 1.0 – A Primer

    By Shalini S The Tallinn Manual[1], is an elaborate, academic body of work that examines the applicability of international law to cyber conflicts.  The Manual was prepared by an International Group of Experts (a group of independent international law scholars and practitioners) at the invitation… Read More

  5. E-Health, Digital India and Cyber (In)Security

    By Shalini S Under the government’s flagship initiative, Digital India, healthcare has been flagged as a sector awaiting reformation through enabling digital access. Across the world, the internet has increasingly come to serve as a platform for organized public healthcare delivery and has also demonstrated its potential in… Read More

  6. Cybersecurity Cooperation – India’s Latest Bilateral Arrangements

    By Shalini S The current Indian Government has continually offered significant strategic thrust to cybersecurity and related issues. In November 2015 alone, India established multiple collaborative partnerships that for cooperation in cybersecurity with various countries. This is a welcome move for the sector which continually presents advanced security… Read More

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