Soumik Ghosh

Principal Correspondent
IDG Media

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A cognitive SOC can help determine threats which are applicable to you: Vaidyanathan Iyer, IBM India/South Asia

The man spearheading IBM’s security business in India and South Asia, Vaidyanathan Iyer, believes a strong incident response and business continuity plan is imperative in today's threat environment.

Adopt a ‘trust, but verify’ approach for a zero trust security environment: Edgar Dias, F5 Networks

With enterprises using digital platforms to engage better with customers, opening digital assets to potential and new customers creates a whole new bunch of security challenges. Edgar Dias, MD, India at F5 Networks, tells us how CSOs can brace for the challenge ahead.

Enterprises should invest in people and build cyber threat-hunting practices: Shrikant Shitole, FireEye

Cybersecurity in the new age enterprise doesn’t end at merely preventing attacks. CISOs need to be able to predict the time of an attack, who is behind the attack, and what is the motive of the attacker. Shrikant Shitole, Senior Director & Country Head for India at FireEye believes AI and automated threat intelligence are key to finding these answers.

FaceApp sparks a frenzied witch hunt, but concerns around facial recognition valid

The vastly popular Russia-born FaceApp has the internet in a tizzy. The US, quick to sniff out a Russian conspiracy, is crying wolf over privacy concerns. It does have a point, though.

You can't take a zero-trust view with traditional hub-and-spoke architecture: Scott Robertson, Zscaler

A Zscaler report reveals that there is a 400 percent spike in SSL-based phishing attacks. Scott Robertson, VP-APJ of Zscaler reveals what makes SSL inspection such a daunting task for the enterprise.

GDPR clocks over USD 294 million in penalties so far; British Airways latest on hit list

The tough-as-nails GDPR mandate has imposed its biggest penalty yet on British Airways.

Lopa Mudraa Basuu appointed Global Head of Cybersecurity Risk Governance & Compliance at Nissan Motor

Former Global Director of Ocwen Financial Solutions, Dr. Lopa Mudraa Basuu, is now the Global Head of Cybersecurity Risk Governance & Compliance at auto giant Nissan Motor Corp.

Spear phishing has come a long way since the ‘Nigerian prince’ racket: Hatem Naguib, Barracuda

While the CISO’s job has gotten harder, the dark web has made hacking a piece of cake for the bad guys. Hatem Naguib, SVP & COO Barracuda Networks walks us through the current threat landscape.

What CSOs must consider before hopping on to the AI bandwagon: Vaidyanathan Iyer, IBM

From crippling skills shortage to secure quantum computing, Vaidyanathan Iyer, Security Software Leader at IBM India, South Asia, throws light on factors affecting present-day enterprise security landscape.

Security investigator confronts Wipro on breach incident during investors’ call

Cybersecurity investigator Brian Krebs put Wipro in a tough spot by bringing up a critical data breach in the midst of a quarterly earnings call. Wipro called the incident a zero-day attack and has employed a forensic investigator to probe the incident.

Your Outlook may be hacked; Microsoft confirms breach

Around late Friday evening, Microsoft announced a data breach that resulted from a Microsoft technical support agent’s credentials being compromised.

Cyber espionage shows no signs of slowing down: Michael Sentonas, CrowdStrike

The bears, pandas, kittens and chollimas are out in the open, and the military top-brass is apprehensive. Michael Sentonas, VP of Technology Strategy at CrowdStrike, gives us a dekko at the cyber espionage threat landscape.