Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development , Threat Hunting

Analyzing the APAC Cybersecurity Landscape

Verizon's Ashish Thapar on Building an Effective Security Strategy
Ashish Thapar, managing principal - APJ, Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Security practitioners must go beyond buzzwords, such as threat hunting, "and translate it into implementation effectiveness - controls that really sustain over a period of time," says Ashish Thapar of Verizon Enterprise Solutions, who offers an assessment of the cybersecurity threat landscape in the APAC region.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at the recent RSA Conference 2019 in Singapore, Thapar discusses:

  • APAC vs. global attack trends;
  • Why "back-to-basics" should not be considered a cliche;
  • Taking a holistic approach to data protection.

Thapar is the managing principal, risk services for the Asia Pacific and Japan region at Verizon Enterprise Solutions. His experience includes designing, implementing and managing information security management systems for organizations.

About the Author

Varun Haran

Varun Haran

Managing Director, Asia & Middle East, ISMG

Haran has been a technology journalist in the Indian market for over six years, covering the enterprise technology segment and specializing in information security. He has driven multiple industry events such as the India Computer Security Conferences (ICSC) and the first edition of the Ground Zero Summit 2013 during his stint at UBM. Prior to joining ISMG, Haran was first a reporter with TechTarget writing for SearchSecurity and SearchCIO; and later, correspondent with InformationWeek, where he covered enterprise technology-related topics for the CIO and IT practitioner.

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