Advanced SOC Operations / CSOC , Governance & Risk Management , Incident & Breach Response

Making the Move from Perimeter-Focused to Resilient Security

Thought Leader Vishak Raman Shares Insights on the Challenges

A focus on breach prevention and protecting the perimeter is outdated in the current landscape, and organizations need to shift to a focus on resiliency, says security thought leader Vishak Raman, former senior regional director for India and SAARC at FireEye (see: Asia Needs Resilient Cyber Defense).

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"The traditional security approach of preventing attacks has gone out of the window - it's the old school of thought," Raman says in an interview with Information Security Media Group. "The new school of thought is that breaches are inevitable, and you need to work toward being resilient and getting back on your feet as soon as possible." (see: Building a Resilient Cyber Defense)

In this video interview, Raman addresses:

  • Why security professionals need to move beyond a perimeter-driven mindset;
  • The need to build a strategy for resilience;
  • The steps to take to shift to this new approach.

Until recently, Vishak Raman was the senior regional director for FireEye in India and the SAARC region, where he drove awareness and adoption of cybersecurity solutions and helped Indian enterprises and government agencies achieve cyber resilience to enhance their security posture. Previously, he worked at Tata Communications, Fortinet, Watchguard, Sify and HCL technologies.

About the Author

Varun Haran

Varun Haran

Managing Director, Asia & Middle East, ISMG

Haran has been a technology journalist in the Indian market for over six years, covering the enterprise technology segment and specializing in information security. He has driven multiple industry events such as the India Computer Security Conferences (ICSC) and the first edition of the Ground Zero Summit 2013 during his stint at UBM. Prior to joining ISMG, Haran was first a reporter with TechTarget writing for SearchSecurity and SearchCIO; and later, correspondent with InformationWeek, where he covered enterprise technology-related topics for the CIO and IT practitioner.

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