The PCI Security Standards Council is offering 40 percent lower fees for participating organizations in nations with lower-income economies. "We want to encourage countries in Africa and South Asia to get engaged with us," Jeremy King, international director at PCI SSC, tells ISMG in an exclusive interview.
To help ensure that data is properly protected, the Ministry of Electronics and information Technology has mandated that all cloud service providers that handle government data store it on servers in India and not in other countries.
Despite a slew of measures announced by the Modi government last year to encourage cybersecurity startups in the region, security experts argue that converting these plans to actionable policies and creating demand has proven difficult.
At a time when India needs its leaders to spell out practical new ways to address its evolving cybersecurity challenges, Ravi Shankar Prasad, minister of IT and law, unfortunately chose to mainly rehash ongoing efforts in a recent presentation. What should be on the to-do list?
CREST is launching a chapter in Singapore - its first chapter in Asia - to offer information security professionals certification and accreditation in penetration testing. It plans to eventually offer other certifications as well.
A new survey shows 82 percent of organizations around the world are struggling with a shortage of staff with cybersecurity skills. Training expert Simone Petrella analyzes the survey results and spotlights the skills needed now to fight emerging cyber threats.
As more women make forays into the business landscape in the Middle East, some are beginning to build careers in IT and information security. But it's still by no means easy for women to break into security careers in the region, says Abeer Khedr, director of information security at National Bank of Egypt.
IBM's Vaidyanathan Iyer says security practitioners need new tactics to bridge the skills gap and fight emerging threats. He suggests the use of analytics and machine learning would easily help fill the gap in detecting threats.
Cybersecurity could become a $35 billion industry in India by 2025, creating more than 1 million jobs, says Indian IT trade association Nasscom. But until the government, academia and industry get on the same page, delivering on that vision will be difficult.
Each year the skills gap estimate for cybersecurity goes up, with few concerted, industry-wide efforts to address the issue. What organizations in all sectors truly need is hands-on, up-to-date, intensive training, says NIELIT MD Dr. Ashwini Sharma.
Even as the demand for security professionals grows, the outflow of practitioners from the profession is greater than the influx of fresh blood, says (ISC)Â² CEO David Shearer. How can this trend be effectively addressed?
Amidst a perfect storm of circumstances, how will CISOs ensure that they remain relevant? Is outsourced security and MSSP dependence going to take over? Or are virtual CISO specialists going to rule the roost?
Vivian Poon, head of Network Security Operations at UBS, sees the need to encourage women to take up new roles in risk management, governance, security and forensics. How does she recommend recruiting these new professionals?
CERC's head Ponnurangam Kumaraguru (PK) says industry bodies and the government should take the onus of evolving a blueprint to build the capacity of info security professionals with a well laid-out incentive program to attract new entrants.
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.