Security may be doomed to remain misunderstood and perceived as a business hurdle if it continues to speak technology. Security needs to speak the language of risk to the business, argues Dr. Siva Subramaniam, Global CISO Bharti Airtel.
EastWest Institute's Bruce McConnell says cybersecurity is not a technology problem, but a matter of risk management. And varied factors are involved in developing a cybersecurity ecosystem as part of the Digital India program.
The information security field has done a poor job of attracting and retaining women, contends Jo Stewart-Rattray, international director of ISACA, who emphasizes the need for mentoring as well as salary equity.
Indian enterprises must strengthen their capabilities to secure Digital India. To combat emerging threats, security leaders prescribe a self-regulatory approach, rather than one driven by compliance mandates.
As cyber threats rise, industry experts see an opportunity to involve government and private entities in building the capacity of security professionals through effective partnerships and cybersecurity clusters.
In addition to having a dedicated individual or team responsible for privacy matters, organizations must ensure their information security and IT staffs are knowledgeable about data privacy issues, says Trevor Hughes, CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Defeating biometrics-based security with far-fetched schemes, such as stealing or replacing eyeballs and fingertips, is a recurring theme in the movies. But real-world advances in authentication will help make it difficult to circumvent real-world security.
As the Indian economy pushes closer to realizing the promise of initiatives such as Digital India, the momentum is causing a strategic paradigm shift in the approach to cybersecurity. DSCI's Vinayak Godse shares observations.
Security experts say digital transformation demands that enterprise leaders look beyond compliance to understand business needs. This drives the need for a managed services model to understand and map enterprise risks.
Mobile computing remains a challenge for many enterprises - with an unprecedented explosion of devices and applications. Understanding diversity, avoiding uncertainty and planning ahead are some suggestions from Gartner's John Girard.
If the Chinese government hacked the U.S. Office of Personnel Management for espionage purposes, then the U.S. government's $133 million contract to provide ID theft monitoring services is a waste of money. Instead, the agency could have used the funds to safeguard its systems against future attacks.
KK Mookhey has been keyed into the field of Information Security in India for over the last 14 years. He shares his insights on the emerging trends in Indian security today and the major milestones which transformed the sector.