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Building a Cyber Resilient Enterprise in 2021

Panel Discusses Essential Steps for CISOs
From left: Nirupam Srivastava, vice president, strategy, AI and digital transformation, Hero Corp., Kiran Belsekar, vice president of information security at Aegon Life and Ninad Chavan, CISO, Edelweiss GIC

Building a cyber-resilient enterprise requires several key steps, including wider use of analytics, addressing security earlier in software development, and improving the search for indicators of compromises, according to a panel of experts.

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Using analytics to understand data patterns and flow and attackers' behavior patterns helps organizations respond to cyberattacks, says Nirupam Srivastava, vice president, strategy, AI and digital transformation at Hero Corp.

Kiran Belsekar, vice president of information security at Aegon Life, says, “Integrating security early in the continuous integration/continuous deployment software pipeline will improve the detection capabilities.”

Another critical step is to automate the search for indicators of compromise as well as configuration management using artificial intelligence and machine learning tools and the “zero trust” model, says Ninad Chavan, CISO, Edelweiss GIC.

The panel discussion was held at Information Security Media Group's recent Cybersecurity Virtual Summit: India & SAARC .

In this video of the panel, the three experts address:

  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on enterprise security;
  • Technologies enterprises are using to mitigate threats;
  • Cybersecurity strategies for 2021.

Srivastava is vice president for strategy, AI, and digital transformation at Hero Corp., a multinational automobile manufacturing group. Earlier, he was director for strategy and M&A for India and South Asia at LexisNexis.

Belsekar, vice president of Aegon Life, has worked on cybersecurity for nearly two decades. His certifications include CISA and ISO Lead Auditor for Information Security and BCP.

Chavan, CISO at Edelweiss General Insurance Co., has over 12 years of experience of information security experience. He formerly worked at Kotak Mahindra Bank and ICICI Lombard.

About the Author

Geetha Nandikotkur

Geetha Nandikotkur

Vice President - Conferences, Asia, Middle East and Africa, 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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