3rd Party Risk Management , Containerization & Sandboxing , COVID-19

Managing Third-Party Risks: Business Continuity Issues

A Global CISO Addresses Critical Risk Management Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Sujit Christy, global CISO, John Keells Holdings

With most employees working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever for businesses to ensure that their third-party providers have adequate business continuity plans in place to ensure uninterrupted service, says Srilanka-based Sujit Christy, global CISO at John Keells Holdings, a conglomerate that owns a wide variety of businesses.

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“We need to ask and revalidate if our suppliers’ business continuity plan is adequate to sustain our operations and understand our stated objectives,” Christy says in a video interview with Information Security Media Group.

He also offers insights on:

  • The need for improved third-party security governance;
  • New risk management and risk assessment strategies during COVID-19;
  • Balancing third-party risk and security;

Christy is a global chief information security officer at John Keells. And experienced governance, risk, compliance, and cybersecurity professional, he is also the director of Layers-7 Seguro Consultoria Private Limited and a board member of the ISACA Sri Lanka Chapter. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified in Risk and Information System Control, a certified IT Disaster Recovery Professional.

About the Author

Geetha Nandikotkur

Geetha Nandikotkur

Vice President - Conferences, Asia, Middle East and Africa, ISMG

Nandikotkur is an award-winning journalist with over 20 years of experience in newspapers, audiovisual media, magazines and research. She has an understanding of technology and business journalism and has moderated several roundtables and conferences, in addition to leading mentoring programs for the IT community. Prior to joining ISMG, Nandikotkur worked for 9.9 Media as a group editor for CIO & Leader, IT Next and CSO Forum.

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