The unprecedented events of 2021 have accelerated the growing network of technology integrations, which has automated business workflows and data exchange. However, this has involuntarily allowed lateral movement by attackers, thereby making cybersecurity a top focus area. Malicious threats from outside and within organizations, coupled with increasingly stringent data regulations, are putting the onus on organizations to step up their security and data use precautions, thereby making cybersecurity a C-suite level issue. This is putting pressure on security leaders to focus on consolidating and simplifying operational systems, allowing users to have a cohesive view of things rather than everything being siloed.
By Rajesh Dhuddu, VP & Practice Leader Blockchain & Cybersecurity Tech Mahindra
Today, cyber threats and attacks are pervasive, and the surface area of attack has also increased with the Work from Home (WFH) model. Organizations must focus on re-evaluating IT strategy, ensuring an end-to-end, robust, and strategic infrastructure design based on zero-trust architecture to improve overall infrastructure security posture, including business and network security lifecycles. Enforcing agile perimeter security, and attack surface anonymization and reduction will enable enterprises to detect, mitigate, and prevent network threats while securing remote workplaces simultaneously.
While remaining in sync with these emerging cybersecurity trends, we at Tech Mahindra attempt to help customers navigate the uncertain future and remain secure. We have also strengthened the internal security policy for the benefit of our associates. In all this, I believe, security leaders will be focused on consolidating and simplifying operational systems, allowing users to have a cohesive view of things rather than everything being siloed. Companies will seek to use low-code automation to harness the collective knowledge and form a centralized record system, with appropriate fail and foolproof points, for operational data.
About the Author
Rajesh Dhuddu leads Blockchain & Cybersecurity practice for Tech Mahindra. He is responsible for guiding a team of 500+ highly accomplished Cybersecurity professionals empowering Global customers in EMEA, APJ & India to strengthen their enterprise wide Cybersecurity posture and build a highly resilient security organization. He works closely with Global CISOs, advising them to leverage best practices both in technology and operations covering Cloud Security, Network Security, Advance Threat Management, Zero Trust, Offensive Security, Cyber-risk Quantification & SASE.