As more banks and government agencies stop providing free BlackBerries to employees, the beleaguered smartphone manufacturer is attempting to reboot with the launch of its first Android smartphone, dubbed Priv for privacy.
Security may be doomed to remain misunderstood and perceived as a business hurdle if it continues to speak technology. Security needs to speak the language of risk to the business, argues Dr. Siva Subramaniam, Global CISO Bharti Airtel.
(ISC)Â² 's recent global workforce study finds the number of Infosec women as a percent in GRC roles has doubled. Female security practitioners endorse the view, saying women, by nature, are better risk managers.
EastWest Institute's Bruce McConnell says cybersecurity is not a technology problem, but a matter of risk management. And varied factors are involved in developing a cybersecurity ecosystem as part of the Digital India program.
Dr. A S Ramasastri, IDRBT's director, says the enterprise security leader's office needs to be strengthened and empowered to tackle new threats and growing cyber espionage with an appropriate risk-based strategy.
The information security field has done a poor job of attracting and retaining women, contends Jo Stewart-Rattray, international director of ISACA, who emphasizes the need for mentoring as well as salary equity.
Indian enterprises must strengthen their capabilities to secure Digital India. To combat emerging threats, security leaders prescribe a self-regulatory approach, rather than one driven by compliance mandates.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor data sharing agreement is invalid because the United States has failed to safeguard Europeans' privacy rights. Legal experts say the judgment is a direct response to Edward Snowden's revelations.
As cyber threats rise, industry experts see an opportunity to involve government and private entities in building the capacity of security professionals through effective partnerships and cybersecurity clusters.
In addition to having a dedicated individual or team responsible for privacy matters, organizations must ensure their information security and IT staffs are knowledgeable about data privacy issues, says Trevor Hughes, CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Defeating biometrics-based security with far-fetched schemes, such as stealing or replacing eyeballs and fingertips, is a recurring theme in the movies. But real-world advances in authentication will help make it difficult to circumvent real-world security.
As the Indian economy pushes closer to realizing the promise of initiatives such as Digital India, the momentum is causing a strategic paradigm shift in the approach to cybersecurity. DSCI's Vinayak Godse shares observations.