66% of CISOs feel their organization is unprepared to handle a cyberattack and 58% consider human error to be their biggest cyber vulnerability, proving that the work-from-home model necessitated by...
May 13, 2021
The increasing importance of emotional intelligence and other skills required to work with different stakeholders are placing new demands on Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). However, it’s...
Feb 18, 2021
Recent events have forced CISOs across all industries to rethink and refine their business continuity plans. Not only did the pandemic force organizations to transform their networks to accommodate...
Nov 11, 2020
More than ever, companies are accepting that digital business is the way of the future. Regardless of the industry, offering or customer base, digital tactics are needed to survive in a dynamic and...
Oct 06, 2020
Every fourth organization feels that they are exposed to more risks than before the pandemic, according to Netwrix’s 2020 Cyber Threats Report. Of them, 63% reported an increase in the frequency of...
Sep 23, 2020
Privacy paradox is an interesting term. It attempts to describe the contradictory behavior displayed by online users when it comes to data privacy. On one side, users are much concerned about their...
Sep 07, 2020
Bring your own PC (BYOPC) security will reach mainstream adoption in the next two to five years, while it will take five to 10 years for mainstream adoption of secure access service edge (SASE) to...
Aug 27, 2020
As organizations are settling into long-term remote working, new attack vectors for opportunistic cyberattackers—and new challenges for network administrators have been introduced, according to...
Aug 26, 2020
Nearly 80% of the companies surveyed had experienced at least one cloud data breach in the past 18 months, and nearly half (43%) reported 10 or more breaches, according to Ermetic-IDC study....
Jun 04, 2020
Digital transformation continues to present itself as an opportunity for IT and security leaders to innovate and gain competitive advantage. But it also carries a tsunami of infrastructure change,...
Feb 26, 2020
83% of security professionals feel more overworked going into 2020 than they were at the beginning of 2019 and 82% said their teams were understaffed, according to Tripwire-Dimensional Research...
Feb 11, 2020
Ashish Khanna has been appointed as the CISO of Oberoi Group. Earlier, he was Deputy Vice President - Corporate IT at the same organization. He also served as the IT Incharge at Taj Group of Hotels...
Feb 04, 2020
Traditionally, corporate IT departments have been the custodians of anything to do with data. The top executives were dependent on them to get data, analyze it, and even to make sense of it. As...
Sep 27, 2019
The annual Global Risk Report (GRR) of Geneva-based global think tank, the World Economic Forum (WEF), based on its Global Risk Perception Survey, is arguably the most important current risk...
Sep 25, 2019
84% of CISOs believe the risks of cyber attacks will increase and almost a quarter believe the capabilities of attackers are outpacing their ability to defend their organization, according to a...
Sep 02, 2019
When it comes to cybersecurity awareness and practices, CIOs in the banking and financial services industry are at a much higher maturity curve than their peers. Despite their awareness and concerns...
Aug 06, 2019
CIOs and security teams spend a good number of their work hours managing security. Yet they are challenged with issues, such as a lack of expertise, budget and up-to-date technology. And as a result...
Jul 16, 2019
Until recently, the enterprise segment has been slow to incorporate AI as a security measure – the obvious reason being AI itself is still a work in progress and it took a while for CIO/CISOs to cut...
Jun 26, 2019
In recent years, cyber security attacks have increased substantially and companies have to bear phenomenal losses to safeguard themselves from the clutches of security threats. The latest threat...
May 30, 2019
Cyber-security skills shortage is putting businesses at risk in a variety of ways, according to a new study, which suggests that most organizations are struggling to address the cyber-security skills...
May 15, 2019
Data breaches are becoming more serious as cyber criminals continue to target intellectual property, putting the reputation of company brand at risk and increasing financial liability. As a result of...
May 01, 2019
It is no secret that ransomware and other cyberattacks are rising phenomenally across the world, attacking every industry sector possible and healthcare is one of the biggest targets. While the good...
Apr 18, 2019
Feb 19, 2019
We, at ITNEXT, have been running the NEXT100 program for ten years now. Every year, a batch of 100 winners—dubbed as future CIOs—are identified. Many of them have already become CIOs. This is the...
Jan 24, 2019
A few weeks after the white paper on data protection framework in India was published, I wanted to know what the CISOs thought about it. In an event, I posed this informally to more than 20 CISOs,...
Jan 24, 2019
Rather than looking at the overwhelming and ever-increasing number of threats, your focus should be on identifying those that pose a real risk to your business and knowing the right patching and...
Sep 07, 2018
Justice BN Srikrishna committee formed to draft India’s privacy legislation has presented its draft bill, called Personal Data Protection Bill 2018. The draft bill has been prepared after public...
Sep 04, 2018
India has finally come out with its draft personal data protection bill. If you are an information security professional, I assume that you have already gone through the draft and have identified the...
Aug 31, 2018
According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Landscape 2018, part of its Global Risk Report (GRR) 2018, both cyber-attacks and data theft are two of the topmost risks to the world we are...
Aug 02, 2018
That integration of multiple security solutions and compliance have emerged as the top two challenges in our security survey should come as not much of a surprise to those tuned in. But even to the...
Aug 02, 2018
With ransomware and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on the rise, the average number of focused cyberattacks per organization has more than doubled this year compared to the previous 12...
Apr 18, 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in May 2018 and will mandate that organizations have an incident response plan in place. At least 77% of respondents said in a new study...
Mar 23, 2018
Research firm Gartner advises security and risk management leaders to take a balanced approach to tackling a new class of vulnerabilities. Security researchers have revealed three major variants of...
Feb 15, 2018
Three years back, when Target CIO Beth Jacob resigned from her position following a massive data breach, it was hailed as an exemplary step. But when Equifax CIO David Webb and CSO Susan Mauldin ‘...
Oct 11, 2017
The historic SC judgment on privacy has accelerated creation of personal data protection legislation. The new regime will bring in a set of new obligations for the businesses. Its time to examine the...
Oct 09, 2017
Almost all senior information security professionals think that the boards/CEOs in their organization fully or partially understand the risk arising out of information security threats. While 51%...
Sep 06, 2017
As people, Indians have traditionally placed much lesser value on privacy as compared to security. And hence Indian CISOs have really been less concerned about privacy, compared to their counterparts...
Sep 05, 2017
In public forums, any question regarding cloud security is summarily dismissed by vendors—and some enterprise IT managers—as being too 2012-ish. While vendors do maintain that stance during private...
Jul 11, 2017
Domain Name System (DNS) services are frequently becoming an organization's Achilles' heel. DNS (UDP) is the 2nd most attacked protocol in the network today after http. As a result, cyber security or...
Jul 03, 2017
Well, the World Economic Forum (WEF) may have identified both cyberattacks as one of the most likely and high impact global risks, the new US administration surely does not think so. How else do...
Feb 24, 2017
Just before the festive season, Indian consumers were hit with the news of a widespread breach with their debit cards, involving possibly 19 banks, though none is sure what the actual number could be...
Dec 05, 2016