The many companies in the Middle East that do business in Europe - and handle Europeans' data - now must comply with the European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation. And some security experts say that could lead to a boost in data security practices in the region.
The threat landscape certainly has changed in recent years. But can you say the same about the traditional intrusion prevention system."The biggest problem with IPSs today is that organizations are trying to fight today's threats with yesterday's solutions," says Bertone, who serves as CTO of Fidelis Cybersecurity....
The hacking group known as Legion is taking credit for hijacking the twitter accounts of high-profile Indians as well as accessing more than 40,000 servers. Is the nation well-equipped to mitigate the risks posed by hackers?
The financial sector continues to be a prime target for highly sophisticated, customized attacks. The SWIFT money transfer system recently came under attack resulting in an $81 million heist of the Bangladesh Bank. This number pales in comparison to an estimated $1 billion stolen from over 100 banks worldwide by the...
After the recent compromise of 3.2 million debit cards details in India, Ravi Shankar Prasad, minister of IT and law, is calling for more organizations to have a third-party security audit and hire a CISO.
In the wake of recent cyberattacks on the financial sector, the Insurance Regulatory Authority of India plans to develop by March 2017 a comprehensive cybersecurity framework offering guidance for insurers. Security experts weigh in on the priority areas that need IRDAI's attention.
In light of the increase in ATM fraud in India, it's essential that banks more closely monitor the security efforts of third-party service providers they increasingly are relying on to help manage their networks, says Prakash Joshi, COO at Electronic Payment Systems
To improve security, The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India is requiring insurance companies to stop using internet servers outside India and to store all critical customer data domestically. The authority also is requiring insurers to take stringent measures to safeguard indigenous servers.
While the push for security in regulated industries is compliance driven, it's essential for organizations to also develop security strategies based on business risks, says A. Shiju Rawther, head of infrastructure and security operations at a leading credit-rating bureau in India.
The UAE has amended its federal law against using fraudulent VPNs. Anyone using one will be fined and possibly imprisoned. Security leaders welcome the move, saying it is a positive step to help combat cybercrime.
Shriram Life Insurance responds to the recent alleged hacking of its servers by an unknown group of attackers. The company strongly denies any breach of its servers and says it has robust security controls with strict policies in place to prevent breaches.
The need for PCI-DSS compliance is being embraced in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, with adoption of PCI standards increasing dramatically over the last five years, says Dharshan Shanthamurthy, CEO of SISA Information Security, who shares insights about why PCI adoption is likely to continue to grow.
The security landscape is undergoing churn in India, and Deloitte's Akshay Garkel warns that with the country's regulators making big moves, the next six months should keep practitioners on their toes.