Ever since the world felt the early tremors of a widespread lockdown due to the prevailing situations and the workforce shifted to remote locations or began working from home, there has been a visibly high focus on Cybersecurity. The reasons are simple and also obvious. The threat actors knew that the perimeter, which was already non-existing, had gone totally. While the technology and security professionals were busy grappling with the mammoth task of enabling the workforce from remote locations, the cybercriminals, and threat actors swung into active in an overdrive mode.  Not only did it result into exponential rise in incidents like Phishing, Ransomware, Remote Code Execution, Business Email Compromise BEC) Scams, but also it took away a lot of productive time of the security teams from their core functions.

CISOs, CIOs, and business executives alike – have been grappling with an expanded and more complex threat landscape – the risk and security threats have increased manifold due to remote working.

Technology and security leadership is puzzled how to ensure security across the enterprise as pandemic containment measures are implemented. The complexity has grown multifold from keeping lights on to thwarting dreaded threats.

Executive leadership, board members and management leaders are all concerned about the security challenges they are facing or might face.

Most BCP efforts seem to have failed while CIOs/CISOs were preparing their orgs to deliver services from remote locations.

DynamicCISO spoke to Akhilesh Tuteja, Global Cyber Security Co-leader and Head Risk Consulting practice, KPMG in India on a wide variety of issues facing the CISOs and CIOs, especially during the entire period of lockdown and after.

Listen to this extremely informative 24-minute interview.

By Rahul Mani

With nearly 22 years of experience in Tech B2B media, Rahul comes with a distinct approach for nurturing the CIO & CISO communities. He has worked with CIOs & CISOs from across sections of industries and has an in-depth understanding of their unique information needs. Rahul is one of the rare media entrepreneurs with a distinct ability to balance between totally diverse functions of editorial and business. Rahul has held leadership roles at IDG India and 9.9 Media before starting Grey Head Media.

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