Right from drawing clear charter on reporting cyber incidents to managing the life cycle of such incidents right from reporting to a conclusion. There is a definite requirement for stringent laws and regulations against cyber attacks and incidents – Kunal Bajaj, eSec Forte Technologies, Full Interview
Kunal Bajaj, Chief Business Officer, eSec Forte Technologies
eSec Forte® Technologies is a CMMI Level-3 ISO 9001-2008, 27001-2013 certified Global Consultation and Implementation firm. The company is listed as Top 10 Cyber Security Companies in India. Below is a snippet from a recent interaction between team IT-Voice and Kunal Bajaj, Chief Business Officer, eSec Forte Technologies.
Prateek: What are some of the challenges that the Information Security segment faces?
System Integration – stitching different technology products together to get smooth functioning of infosec solutions
Resources, – Getting the right resources to map the technology
Prateek: How tech giants are adapting to the new cyber security system?
Kunal Bajaj: This is one of the most challenging points to address. The success of Any new change requires intervention at 3 levels – People, Process, and Technology. This has to be an ongoing process and requires a top-down approach with a dedicated team leading this change. Other challenges include technology adoption added checkpoints in the process. Security and Convenience are inversely proportional – if you increase security, convenience goes down and vice versa.
Prateek: Do you think India needs elaborative and clear cyber laws against any kind of spyware?
Kunal Bajaj: We as a country have done well in the coordination of Cyber Response and mitigation. But being one the most attacked countries in the world, we need to up the ante and be more coordinated and organized.
There is a definite requirement for stringent laws and regulations against cyber attacks and incidents. Right from drawing clear charter on reporting cyber incidents to managing the life cycle of such incidents right from reporting to a conclusion.
There should be regular updates on cyber laws and cyber crimes to handle the latest cyber incidents.
Prateek: Please share your thoughts on the Pegasus and the law of surveillance.
Kunal Bajaj: It goes without saying that the definition of surveillance has to be reworked to meet the current challenges. Where technological advancements have allowed surveillance to become invasive, change in laws is imperative to help people trust the judiciary and their fundamental rights, which includes the Right to Privacy, among others.
Pegasus has opened the dialogue around surveillance once again. The alleged use of spyware clearly highlights the need to update the laws and structure them pertaining to the needs and trends of the current era. IT laws in India still limit their jurisdiction to legacy mediums, and interceptions/hacking via spyware needs to become a core part of the subject matter.
Prateek: How can emerging technologies assist in strengthening cyberspace?
Kunal Bajaj: Despite many challenges, there is great scope of eliminating dependence on humans and bolstering cybersecurity capabilities. A list of evolving cognitive technologies like Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning, Automated and Adaptive Networks, Supercomputing can aid in enhancing cybersecurity and navigating the increasingly malicious and disruptive cyber threat landscape.
Smart cybersecurity has an imperative role to play in identifying, filtering, neutralizing, and remediating cyber-threats. By harnessing evolving enterprise tools like these, enterprises will more readily be able to meet future challenges.
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