Step 2 – Create the Security Architecture

Hello All. Here is wishing everyone a very Happy and Safe Diwali. Diwali is a festival of lights, and this is a time to get together and celebrate. As we celebrate, we also say a silent prayer of thanks to the countless police, defense forces and cybersecurity specialists who are holding the fort and letting us celebrate through their continuous effort to keep us safe. This series is dedicated to…

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The World this Fortnight in CyberSecurity – SMB – Issue 2

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “The World This Fortnight”! J October has been declared as the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). We sincerely hope you all will do everything you can to stay safe and stay secure. And you know where to reach us for any concerns. We have curated some more articles here, in our continued quest for improving cybersecurity within the SMB realm. We are…

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The World this Fortnight in CyberSecurity – SMB – Issue 1

The Equifax Breach is one of the largest data breaches in history has left 143 million people wondering if their highly personal data has been exposed to hackers. Read More: Everything you need to know about Equifax breach This incident has generated a lot of concern and discussion globally. The impact has us reeling, and there are staff within Equifax who have lost their jobs. Such a breach for the SMB business will…

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Step 1 – Define the Policy (for both Digital and Cyber/ Information Security)

Thank you for reading through this and as I had mentioned earlier, this is a series. This article is the next in the series. Your feedback means a lot and I appreciate the comments coming my way. In case you have missed the earlier articles, the links are below. Article 1 – http://arrka.com/index.php/2017/07/12/exploring-the-ciso-role-especially-for-the-smb/ Article 2 – http://arrka.com/index.php/2017/08/13/smb-ciso-series-article-2-going-digital-what-dangers-are-you-walking-into/ A policy document, for all practical purposes, is a statement of intent of…

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SMB CISO Series – Article 2 – Going Digital – What dangers are you walking into?

Going Digital is no longer the world of the rich and the famous and the Fortune 500 ones! Going Digital is the mantra for the future scale. Digital means many things, and among the more common ones is about getting information into the electronic age. This requires transformation. For a bank, this means instead of filling forms; have a kiosk where customers can scan their credentials and auto-fill. For Manufacturing…

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India’s CISOs: Facing Challenges with Confidence

As I reflect on the wonderful two days spent at the 5th Annual CSO Summit  organized by 9.9 Media, I was thinking back about the earlier summits and how the CISO role and the community has evolved in India over the years. The Indian CISO is today dealing with even greater challenges than before – but is also sounding a lot more confident. This may perhaps be because of the…

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