Training & Security Leadership

Why Breach Simulation Exercises Are Essential

Cyberbit's Rakesh Kharwal on Preparing for Threats
Rakesh Kharwal, managing director, APAC, Cyberbit

Businesses need to move beyond security certifications and conduct breach simulation exercises for employees to ensure they're well-prepared, says Rakesh Kharwal of Cyberbit.

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Kharwal also says that a cyber range can help address the skills gap in cybersecurity. A cyber range is a virtual environment used for training that provides tools that help strengthen the stability, security and performance of cyber infrastructures and IT.

In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Fraud and Breach Summit in Bengaluru, Kharwal also discusses:

  • Why the cyber range concept is getting popular;
  • How small and midsize firms can leverage a cyber range;
  • Various training programs.

Kharwal, managing director, APAC, at Cyberbit, has over 25 years of IT experience, with over 15 years in cybersecurity, including roles at Microsoft and McAfee and IBM Security Software.

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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