The increasing importance of emotional intelligence and other skills required to work with different stakeholders are placing new demands on Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). However, it’s...
Feb 18, 2021
Tirthankar Dutta has been appointed as VP & CISO Star & Disney India at The Walt Disney Company. Before joining Walt Diney, he served as SVP & Head - Information Security at Info Edge...
Feb 16, 2021
Rajendra Bhalerao has been appointed CISO at Scotiabank. Immediately prior to this, he was CISO at SBM Bank (India). Earlier, he served in the same capacity at Paytm Payments Bank. He had also worked...
Jan 06, 2021
Kapil Madaan has joined Spark Minda as CISO. Immediately prior to this, he was Global Leader - Cyber Security at Max Healthcare. Earlier, he served in leadership and managerial positions at esteemed...
Dec 02, 2020
Rajendra Bhalerao has been appointed CISO at SBM Bank (India). Earlier, he served in the same capacity at Paytm Payments Bank. He had also worked in various leadership and managerial capacities at...
Nov 11, 2020
Recent events have forced CISOs across all industries to rethink and refine their business continuity plans. Not only did the pandemic force organizations to transform their networks to accommodate...
Nov 11, 2020
Prakash Padariya has been appointed SVP & CISO at PayU. Before joining PayU, he was Head of Information Security at GE India Technology Center. Earlier, he served as AVP - Information Security at...
Oct 09, 2020
More than ever, companies are accepting that digital business is the way of the future. Regardless of the industry, offering or customer base, digital tactics are needed to survive in a dynamic and...
Oct 06, 2020
Every fourth organization feels that they are exposed to more risks than before the pandemic, according to Netwrix’s 2020 Cyber Threats Report. Of them, 63% reported an increase in the frequency of...
Sep 23, 2020
Only 12% of chief information security officers (CISOs) excel in all four categories of the Gartner CISO Effectiveness Index, according to a survey by Gartner. “Today’s CISOs must demonstrate a...
Sep 18, 2020
Privacy paradox is an interesting term. It attempts to describe the contradictory behavior displayed by online users when it comes to data privacy. On one side, users are much concerned about their...
Sep 07, 2020
Bring your own PC (BYOPC) security will reach mainstream adoption in the next two to five years, while it will take five to 10 years for mainstream adoption of secure access service edge (SASE) to...
Aug 27, 2020
As organizations are settling into long-term remote working, new attack vectors for opportunistic cyberattackers—and new challenges for network administrators have been introduced, according to...
Aug 26, 2020
Recently, one of the most prolific social media networks in the world, Twitter was hacked. Hackers who used what is called as a "coordinated social engineering attack" on some of the most high-...
Jul 30, 2020
Maya R Nair has joined CRISIL as Director & CISO. Immediately prior to this, she was CISO & Head – IT Infra at Lentra AI. Earlier, she was associated with Reliance Capital in the capacity of...
Jun 15, 2020
Nearly 80% of the companies surveyed had experienced at least one cloud data breach in the past 18 months, and nearly half (43%) reported 10 or more breaches, according to Ermetic-IDC study....
Jun 04, 2020
Rajesh Hemrajani has been appointed CISO at Paytm Payments Bank. Prior to this, he was CISO at IDFC First Bank. Earlier, he had served in various leadership and managerial positions at companies like...
Apr 13, 2020
Digital transformation continues to present itself as an opportunity for IT and security leaders to innovate and gain competitive advantage. But it also carries a tsunami of infrastructure change,...
Feb 26, 2020
83% of security professionals feel more overworked going into 2020 than they were at the beginning of 2019 and 82% said their teams were understaffed, according to Tripwire-Dimensional Research...
Feb 11, 2020
Ashish Khanna has been appointed as the CISO of Oberoi Group. Earlier, he was Deputy Vice President - Corporate IT at the same organization. He also served as the IT Incharge at Taj Group of Hotels...
Feb 04, 2020
Vikas Yadav has joined Nykaa as CISO. Immediately prior to this, he was CISO at Max Life Insurance Co. Earlier, he was associated with the Govt. of India in the capacity of Head - IT & Cyber...
Dec 19, 2019
Manikant R Singh has joined DMI Finance as CISO. Prior to this, he was Head - IT & CISO at Orbis Financial.
Dec 18, 2019
84% of CISOs believe the risks of cyber attacks will increase and almost a quarter believe the capabilities of attackers are outpacing their ability to defend their organization, according to a...
Sep 02, 2019
When it comes to cybersecurity awareness and practices, CIOs in the banking and financial services industry are at a much higher maturity curve than their peers. Despite their awareness and concerns...
Aug 06, 2019
CIOs and security teams spend a good number of their work hours managing security. Yet they are challenged with issues, such as a lack of expertise, budget and up-to-date technology. And as a result...
Jul 16, 2019
Until recently, the enterprise segment has been slow to incorporate AI as a security measure – the obvious reason being AI itself is still a work in progress and it took a while for CIO/CISOs to cut...
Jun 26, 2019
In recent years, cyber security attacks have increased substantially and companies have to bear phenomenal losses to safeguard themselves from the clutches of security threats. The latest threat...
May 30, 2019
Cyber-security skills shortage is putting businesses at risk in a variety of ways, according to a new study, which suggests that most organizations are struggling to address the cyber-security skills...
May 15, 2019
As we move on in 2019, it is worthwhile to look back at security related events of the previous year. For many, 2018 has been a year of revelation witnessing events that will define how organizations...
May 14, 2019
The increase in sophistication of cyber defenses has led to an equal and sometimes exponential increase in the sophistication of attackers. It is a matter of when an organization will be breached...
May 10, 2019
Data breaches are becoming more serious as cyber criminals continue to target intellectual property, putting the reputation of company brand at risk and increasing financial liability. As a result of...
May 01, 2019
It is no secret that ransomware and other cyberattacks are rising phenomenally across the world, attacking every industry sector possible and healthcare is one of the biggest targets. While the good...
Apr 18, 2019
Trust is the cornerstone of every business and it is what businesses thrive on. Securing that trust is not an option but a business obligation—our very raison d’etra. However, it is getting...
Jan 31, 2019
Securing enterprise networks is getting more complex with variety of devices accessing corporate networks and increasing viciousness of attacks by ransomware—compromising confidential customer data,...
Jan 21, 2019
As machine learning and artificial intelligence make great strides, there is application of them in all spheres of life—from health and education to agriculture and mining. Cyber security is no...
Jan 17, 2019
The customary approach to organizational security involves usage of a variety of processes and tools to carry out incident management, infrastructure network defense, and threat management. Threat...
Jan 10, 2019
India’s privacy legislation is in the making. The draft Personal Data Protection bill has already been released for public comments. Section 36 of the draft bill mandates that each data fiduciary—...
Jan 07, 2019
In a little over a decade, the World Wide Web has evolved from purely static information repositories into highly functional applications that process sensitive data and perform powerful actions with...
Jan 03, 2019
DevSecOps, or the blending of an enterprise’s applications development with systems operations teams with collaboration of security has become a trendy IT topic. The new operating model is often...
Dec 13, 2018
Kalpesh Doshi has joined as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for India at FIS Global. A career security and risk profeesional, Kalpesh has got experience in both security technology and...
Sep 26, 2018
Rather than looking at the overwhelming and ever-increasing number of threats, your focus should be on identifying those that pose a real risk to your business and knowing the right patching and...
Sep 07, 2018
With ransomware and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on the rise, the average number of focused cyberattacks per organization has more than doubled this year compared to the previous 12...
Apr 18, 2018
Dr. Rudra Murthy, former CISO at Ministry of Home Affairs, has taken up a new CISO role at Amazon Pay India. Dr. Murthy, also led the security role at Unique Identification Authority of India (...
Apr 03, 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in May 2018 and will mandate that organizations have an incident response plan in place. At least 77% of respondents said in a new study...
Mar 23, 2018
Michael Coates, the former CISO at Twitter has announced his departure from the company. He had joined Twitter in 2015 and since had been in-charge of data protection on the platform. Prior to...
Mar 22, 2018
Fighting today’s new generation cyber attackers requires not just foolproof systems (there is none) but smart combat techniques. Probably that explains why Indian enterprises have turned to tried-and...
Jan 25, 2018
Global organizations stand on a cyber-security precipice. Emerging technologies, such as blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT), along with the explosive volume of...
Jan 02, 2018
Major Vikas Singh Yadav, an experienced information security professional, who was with the Indian Army and was working most recently in a government assignment, has joined as the Chief Information...
Dec 26, 2017
Throughout the year in 2017, security has remained a priority for enterprises from all over the world. It will continue to remain so in the next year. According to Trend Micro's Security...
Dec 08, 2017
Mrutyunjay Mahapatra, Deputy Managing Director and CIO of SBI, talks about how enterprises and CIOs need to focus on security. He prescribes a framework called Step that includes security first,...
Dec 06, 2017