As CISOs in India scramble to deal with challenges related to the COVID-19 crisis, they're discovering effective strategies. For example, they're adopting the "zero trust" model for the remote workforce and devising ways to deal with the security issues raised by "shadow IT" and "free software."
Nation-state attacks. SOC automation. Zero trust. Protection of critical infrastructure. These were some of the key themes that discussed at Information Security Media Group's recent Cybersecurity Summit in Delhi.
To help security practitioners address their cybersecurity challenges, ISMG is hosting a Cybersecurity Summit on Nov. 21 in Mumbai, best practices in tackling cybersecurity issues. Among the speakers: Loknatha Behera, Kerala's state police chief, and former Supreme Court Justice B. N. Srikrishna.
India may soon have a single authority or agency responsible for the entire spectrum of cyber defensive operations. This is a good step that was long overdue. But the real test lies in actual implementation of the plan.
Delayed enforcement of the "strong customer authentication" requirements for online transactions under the European Union's PSD2 regulation is hampering efforts to enhance security. That's why the European Banking Authority should act quickly to develop a new timeline.
Rear Admiral Mohit Gupta, who was recently appointed chief of India's new Defense Cyber Agency, has made a series of recommendations for top action-items. But will the government actually carry out his priorities?
The government of India has formed a committee of experts that will recommend policies on who can use the large amount of data generated from "smart city" projects and for what purposes. What key privacy issues must be addressed?
The Securities Exchange Board of India has come out with new cybersecurity guidelines for the commodities market. But the recommendations either rehash earlier guidelines or offer vague details on implementation.
India has set a lofty goal of building its gross domestic product to $5 trillion by 2024, nearly double the current $2.8 trillion economy. If the cybersecurity sector can rapidly expand, it could play a role in fueling economic growth.
The Indian government is putting pressure on WhatsApp to develop a mechanism to trace the origins of fake messages that threaten the nation's security. Will WhatsApp take action? And what do security experts say about the feasibility?
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways reportedly informed the Parliament that it has earned around INR 65 crore, or about $9.5 million, by providing restricted access to a database of registered vehicles and drivers to private-sector companies. Is citizens' privacy at stake?
Last week, Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei offered the Indian government a "no backdoor" agreement. But the government urgently needs to set up test beds to check equipment imported not only from China but also other nations to ensure their security as the nation prepares for 5G.
Cybersecurity is a priority for the second term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As he completed his cabinet ministry appointments, he instructed the ministers to take up initiatives that can help build a cyber-resilient nation.