Addressing the Top Security Priorities of CISOs in IndiaMicrosoft's Terence Gomes on Dealing With Attacks, Zero Trust and the Skills Gap
The top priorities for CISOs in India are the same as those reported by CISOs in other parts of the world: Attackers are continually evolving their techniques, and ransomware attacks, phishing, botnets and nation-state attacks - including attacks on supply chains and critical infrastructure - are all on the rise.
"As Microsoft, we believe security should be holistic," says Terence Gomes, the country head of Microsoft Security in India. That's because attackers attack an organization from end to end, not just at one point, he says.
In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at ISMG's Cybersecurity Summit in Mumbai, Gomes discusses:
- Microsoft's three-pronged approach to holistic security, which starts with consolidating tools; continues with integrating to a platform that allows for use of artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation; and ends with improving response efficiency and the user experience.
- The importance of zero trust and how Microsoft Windows 11 helps establish trust;
- Microsoft's "big investment" in cybersecurity education.
Gomes, a 23-year veteran of the Indian IT industry, has spent most of his career advising organizations and partners on how to defend against cybersecurity threats and fraud. He has spoken about cybersecurity and fraud prevention best practices at a variety of events sponsored by the Indian Payment Risk Council, Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology, Information Systems Audit and Control Association Mumbai Chapter and other organizations.