The COVID19 pandemic has encouraged public and private sector organisations to embark on an accelerated digital journey.
While it may seem easy, many challenges need to be addressed.
It is important for organisations to work on a clear strategy before migrating to cloud and the possible risks that could be involved.
It is important to have the required security tools to ensure that the process of migration is hassle free and in the future, there are no risks of data breach.
Around 64 per cent of Singapore office worker employees have admitted to sharing sensitive and business-critical company data using instant messaging (IM) and business collaboration tools.
In 2020, technology helped add a layer of resilience to many organisations by making the sudden shifts in working habits less disruptive.
Recently, Air India, Dominos, and BigBasket were victims of cyber attacks. In the Air India cyber attack, the data of 45 lakh customers was compromised.
With the adoption of cloud computing, enterprises in South Asia are bound to face cyber security concerns, something which has assumed giant proportions in other parts of the world.
Cloud security market Insights
To shed some light on the same, W.Media is hosting a Digital Event ‘South Asia Cloud Security Market Insights’ on the 23rd of June, 2021.
Experts from the tech industry will be a part of this event and help us understand the current market trends of South Asia and the future of cloud computing along with the latest trends of cyber security technologies and why it is important for an organisation.
The topics that will be discussed during the day include “Cloud adoption by the Government- Challenges and Opportunities”, “Cloud Migration Security Challenges and Mitigation Strategies”, “Securing your Cloud Environment- Outlook for the future” and others.
Renowned speakers will be a part of this event including Rama Devi Lanka, Director- Emerging Technologies, OSD,Government of Telangana. Trithankar Dutta, VP & CISO- Star and Disney India, The Walt Disney Company. Mansi Thapper, Global Head, Infosec DPO, Jaquar Group. Ambrish Singh, CISO, Godrej & Boyce. Thilini Wijewardhana, Head of Security Operations & Technology, Cryptogen. Sapan Talwar, SVP & CISO, Tower Research Capital. Vikram Mehta, Ex- CISO, MakeMyTrip/Goibibo, and Satyanandan Atyam, CRO, Tata AIG General Insurance Co. Ltd to name a few.
Here is a sneak peek on what tech influencers have to say about South Asia Cloud Security Market Insights:
“The pandemic has only accelerated the rate of public cloud adoption since the need for digitisation was inevitable and is also here to stay. Just like any digital landscape, public cloud comes with it’s own set of security related issues to address which would need to be complemented by cloud security solutions such as cloud security posture management, container security, threat management and others,” said Vikram Mehta, Ex- CISO, MakeMyTrip/Goibibo.
“Financial services need to protect the data in rest, motion and in use. Identify your crown jewels and employ the encryption controls,” said Satyanandan Atyam, CRO, Tata AIG General Insurance Co. Ltd.
“Considering the cyberspace before the pandemic, the attack possibilities and exposed attack surfaces were more or less know to both the attackers and the defenders. However, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizations started adapting and accommodating the idea of remote working, and further accelerating the shift of the industry towards Cloud computing exponentially. These changes caused the attack surface to increase dramatically in a short period, consequently increasing the attack possibilities many-fold,” said Mubin Shaikh, Partner & Leader, Cybersecurity, BDO in India.
“Organizations cannot ignore the power of the cloud and hence Cybersecurity requirements of the cloud need to have a holistic approach towards security. Cloud security needs to be taken with more priority as on-premise security as cloud dynamics are little different than on-premise infrastructure,” said Ambarish Singh, CISO, Godrej & Boyce.