Anti-Phishing, DMARC , COVID-19 , Critical Infrastructure Security

Reporting Security Incidents in Work-From-Home Environment

Maharashtra's IGP, Brijesh Singh, on the Need for Information Sharing
Brijesh Singh, inspector general of police, Govt. of Maharashtra

Organizations that have shifted to a remote workforce as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic should help in the battle against cybercrime by reporting all security incidents to law enforcement officials for investigation, says Brijesh Singh, inspector general of police, the government of Maharashtra.

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“We need a legal regime for mandatory reporting, as the cost of security is eternal vigilance and enterprises cannot slip off even for a day,” Singh says in a video interview with Information Security Media Group.

He also offers insights on:

  • The need for information sharing and collaboration;
  • How the expanding attack surface making enterprises vulnerable to new cyber scams;
  • The need for a standard operating procedure in dealing with cybercrime scams and threats.

Singh, inspector general of police for the government of Maharashtra, formerly was the IG of Criminal Investigation Department. He also is the designated special inspector general - women atrocity prevention and cybercrime, a special authority created by the Maharashtra government to tackle cyberthreats.

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Geetha Nandikotkur

Geetha Nandikotkur

Managing Editor, Asia & the Middle East, 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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