MeitY is requiring every government department in India to appoint a senior staff member as CISO. But some security experts question whether there are enough qualified security experts in all government departments to fill the new CISO positions and suggest departments consider hiring outside experts.
A focus on breach prevention and protecting the perimeter is outdated, so organizations need to shift to a focus on resiliency, says security thought leader Vishak Raman, former senior regional director for India and SAARC at FireEye.
With an aim to safeguard capital markets from cyberattacks, the Securities and Exchange Board of India has set up a committee on cybersecurity to provide guidance. But some security practitioners stress that the panel will prove effective only if its recommendations are actually carried out.
Another day, another data breach in the news. Ransomware at a hospital, the latest IRS breach, a phishing scam at Snapchat . . . you tune out the details. For every breach that makes headlines, dozens of other organizations have had data stolen or corrupted by hackers...or even their own users. Cyberthreats become...
Businesses around the world are seeing an increase in malware attacks, including ransomware like CryptoLocker, Locky, and zCrypt. These attacks can result in weeks of downtime, and some of the most damaging data breaches originated with malware, including the Target breach in 2014.
A robust malware defense could...
Hybrid cloud security is a hot topic, especially with the massive growth of public cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft® Azure™ and Google Cloud. With the emergence of the hybrid cloud, where workloads are deployed across physical, virtual, and cloud, security professionals are constantly...
A recent survey of more than 300 CIOs and CISOs found that digital transformation is forcing them to rethink their cybersecurity strategies. Executives are actively revising security models to create a culture of cybersecurity and safeguard their organizations in today's continually changing business...
The IRDAI requires all insurance organizations to appoint a CISO soon and expects them to formulate a cyber crisis management plan as an immediate step. Security leaders discuss the feasibility of meeting IRDAI's deadline.
The ransomware epidemic can be compared to the earlier heyday of viruses, albeit it is costing enterprises and individuals serious money. Charanjit Sodhi of Nomura Services takes a deep dive into the tactics used today and how enterprises can effectively counter them.
Bryce Austin, a former technology lead at Target during the retailer's massive November 2013 breach, says the role of the CISO needs to evolve, ensuring that cybersecurity is balanced with the overall needs of the company. He claims tying the CISO's performance to the company's revenue is the best way to do that.
Seasoned InfoSec leader Sapan Talwar discusses the differences within global organizational culture with respect to security and India, with specific emphasis on incident response and mobility, sharing his recommendations, insights.
With increasing digitization in business and heavy dependence on technology, the security leader's contributions have become valuable to any board or senior management. But should CISOs have a seat on the board? Sunil Varkey, CISO at the major Indian IT services company Wipro, offers his insights.
Cloud services firm Coupa is one of the latest business email compromise victims, after a fraudster pretending to be its CEO faked out the HR department and stole all of its 2016 employees' W-2 forms. Security experts say rigorous training remains the only viable defense.
The Reserve Bank of India has mandated that all banks must report all unusual cyber incidents within two to six hours to enable issuing suitable cautionary advisories to other banks. Experts discuss the challenges financial institutions will face in complying with the new requirement.