Privileged access management is more critical as a result of the shift to telework during the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing movement of applications and data to the cloud, says Dr. Yask Sharma, CISO of a large national critical infrastructure organization in India, who outlines essential PAM components.
As CISOs in India scramble to deal with challenges related to the COVID-19 crisis, they're discovering effective strategies. For example, they're adopting the "zero trust" model for the remote workforce and devising ways to deal with the security issues raised by "shadow IT" and "free software."
To ensure business continuity, manufacturers in India that now have a 100 percent remote workforce because of the COVID-19 pandemic must be vigilant about ensuring critical data is protected through continuous monitoring, says Ravikiran S. Avvaru of the manufacturing group Apollo Tyres Ltd.
While CIOs are leading digital transformation projects designed to meet the needs of businesses, CISOs are seeking tighter controls because these projects open up new risks and increase the attack surface, says Zscaler's Sudip Banerjee, who offers a way to strike a balance.
Because so many organizations and government agencies are functioning in silos, a key component to India's soon to be finalized cybersecurity policy is the creation of an interministerial task force to respond to growing threats, says Lt. Gen. (Retd) Rajesh Pant, national cybersecurity coordinator.
With the rapid development of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), employees across Asia Pacific and ANZ are being asked to work from home. Many security professionals have begun exploring their disaster recovery (DR) plans to allow remote work 'en masse'. The goals: keep the organisation productive during this crisis and...
The Reserve Bank of India's plans to create a self-regulatory organization by April to help oversee the digital payments system could help reduce the complexity of RBI's efforts to help ensure payments security, some security experts say.
Since the $81 million Bangladesh Bank online heist in 2016, the nation's banks have made some progress in cybersecurity, but they still have a long way to go, says Prabeer Sarkar, CEO of Dhaka Distributions, a local cybersecurity company, who sizes up what work still needs to be done.
Cloud access security brokers are playing a growing role in improving visibility as more organizations rely heavily on cloud applications and more staffers gain access to them, says Sean Duca, vice president and regional chief security officer for Asia Pacific and Japan at Palo Alto Networks.
As the central bank of Bangladesh prepares to release revised IT security guidelines for financial institutions, CISOs and cybersecurity experts are hoping it takes into account the very latest cyberthreats and technology developments.
The government of India is testing a new instant messaging service for government officials to help ensure the confidentiality of official communications and prevent the leaking of sensitive information.
Mitsubishi Electric says hackers exploited a zero-day vulnerability in its anti-virus software, prior to the vendor patching the flaw, and potentially stole trade secrets and employee data. The Japanese multinational firm announced the breach more than six months after detecting it in June 2019.
The Reserve Bank of India has decided to allow all banks to use remote video-based "know your customer" authentication for onboarding new clients. But some observers say many Indian banks may prove reluctant to use video KYC because they lack the necessary technology and new customers lack smartphones.