Why Organisations need to think Out-of-the-Box to Tackle Emerging cybersecurity Threats

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On 27th October, W.Media hosted its digital event “Zero Breaches & Threat Intelligence – The next big thing in cybersecurity”.

The event’s sponsors were Qualys and Tata Communications.

Renowned technology experts from the industry were a part of this digital event, Prof. Triveni Singh, IPS SP, Cyber Crimes, UP Police, Debashish Jyotiprakash, CTSO-APAC & Managing Director – India & SAARC, Qualys, Krishna Mohan Kasi, Vice President, Audit, BNP Paribas – APAC, Aditya Sarangapani, General Manager – Enterprise IT WNS Global Services (P) Ltd, Avinash Prasad, VP – Managed Security Services, Tata Communications, Dr. Burzin Bharucha, Advisor/Manager, EY Consulting Practice, EMEIA Region, Sakshi Vidur, Director, Enterprise IT Security, Philips, Bijendra Mishra,Chief Information Security Officer, Alkem Laboratories Limited, Keyur Desai , CIO-Essar Ports & Shipping, Head InfoSecurity – Essar Group, Tushar Vagal, Head- Digital & IT, Larsen & Toubro Realty, Prashant Choudhary, Partner, Risk/ Cybersecurity Consulting,EY, Makesh Chandramohan, CISO, Aditya Birla Capital Limited, Deepak Naik, VP – Cloud Security Engineering and Ops,Qualys and Pradipta Patro, Head – IT Infrastructure & Cyber Security, RPG Group.

The keynote session by Prof. Triveni Singh, IPS SP, Cyber Crimes, UP Police,touched upon the emerging cybersecurity trends and the ways in which people become the victims of online fraud be it social or financial. He also stressed on the fact that awareness is extremely important when it comes to cybersecurity. People need to know the possible ways in which they can become a victim of such frauds.

The panel session “New thinking with today’s tools; combating threat & conserving data with a zero trust model” focused upon how trust and risk management go hand in hand and it is important to balance risk acceptance and risk mitigation decisions so as to create more trust. A zero trust model is dynamic and constantly changing. After your system verifies the user and device and assures minimum access, it’s vital to monitor, learn and adapt. That means zero trust is growing, and adapting to the business process.

The remaining panel sessions focused upon the importance of the role of a CISO and CSO in an organisation and the importance of having a cybersecurity framework in order to prevent breaches  the topics included “Role of CISO & CSO’s – Adoption of Best Practices” and “Fortifying security in an era of zero trust”.

The presentation sessions by Debashish Jyotiprakash, CTSO-APAC & Managing Director – India & SAARC, Qualys and Avinash Prasad, VP – Managed Security Services, Tata Communications touched upon the areas of asset visibility in Modern IT and the principles of zero trust security.

The attendees interacted with over 25 tech leaders from the industry and get insights on the areas of dealing with threat and conserving data, role of CISO and CIOs, the importance of cybersecurity in an organisation, reducing data breaches and adopting the best practices to prevent damage to the organisation . Over 300 IT professionals had attended the digital event.

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