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Navigating Cloud Security Challenges in the Financial Sector

MatchMove Pay's CISO Shares Journey to Secure a Cloud Environment
Samrat Bhatt, senior director of information security and IT, MatchMove Pay

The evolution of cloud computing in the financial sector has introduced complex security challenges that require innovative solutions. Samrat Bhatt of MatchMove Pay, who recently won Information Security Media Group's DCISO Award for technology innovation, shared his organization's journey to better cloud security.

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The initiative aimed to bolster cloud security while empowering IT and security teams through skill enhancement, automation of security operations and protection of endpoints.

"One of the key challenges was the lack of cloud knowledge among our IT and security teams," Bhatt said. By focusing on continuous skill development and leveraging cloud governance and secure cloud configuration management, he was able to address the challenge head-on. "Continuous skill development was pushed. Skilling up within IT to secure cloud infrastructure was resolved with this project," he said.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Bhatt discussed:

  • Lessons learned from the cloud security project;
  • Ways to leverage automation to manage skill gaps;
  • Ways for IT and security teams to collaborate.

Bhatt has management experience in information security, risk and vulnerability, SOC, cloud security, cybersecurity and information security audits.

About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Goswami has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats including global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia, where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine and leading Indian newspapers, such as DNA and Times of India.

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