Business Continuity Management / Disaster Recovery , COVID-19 , Governance & Risk Management

Recalibrating Cybersecurity in the New Environment

Verizon's Ashish Thapar on Making Adjustments as a Result of COVID-19 pandemic
Ashish Thapar, managing principal and head, APJ, Verizon Business
Ashish Thapar, managing principal and head, APJ, Verizon Business

The disruption brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing organizations to recalibrate cybersecurity priorities and strengthen enterprise IT from the ground up, says Verizon's Ashish Thapar, managing principal and head, APJ, Verizon Business

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"This forced disruption, chaos and disorder have led to a more evolved thought process being put together by senior leadership in organizations," Thapar says. "Procedural and governance improvements in organizations are happening quite a lot."

In advance of a virtual executive round table discussion in Singapore and Hong Kong, Thapar discusses in this video interview with Information Security Media Group:

  • Forced disruption and its impact on enterprises;
  • Recommendations on how to adjust to the new environment;
  • Cybersecurity trends to watch.

Thapar is managing principal and head, APJ region, at Verizon Business. He has experience designing, implementing and managing information security management systems for large organizations across the region.


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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