APAC’s CISOs: Pioneering the Secure Digital Frontiers!

January 9, 2024
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In this article, Geoffrey Coley, regional CTO for Asia-Pacific at Veritas Technologies, discusses the evolving role of the chief information security officer (CISO) in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Coley highlights several key points:

  • The APAC region has become the new centre for cyber crime, with a significant increase in cyber attacks.
  • Traditionally, the CISO’s role has been to assess risks and implement measures to mitigate them, but with the rapid advancement of technology, their role is changing.
  • AI and machine learning technologies offer significant potential for enhancing cyber security capabilities.
  • CISOs must improve their communication with executives and board members to gain support and resources.
  • Governments and regulatory bodies in APAC are enacting stricter data protection and privacy regulations, placing more pressure on CISOs to ensure compliance.
  • CISOs must collaborate and share intelligence with industry peers, government bodies, and the wider cyber security network.
  • CISOs must prioritize cyber security awareness training, establish a strong security culture, and implement robust identity and access management strategies to mitigate human error and insider threats.

Overall, the future of the CISO role in APAC requires adaptation to emerging technologies, effective communication, regulatory compliance, partnership, and a focus on human factors to ensure a secure digital future in an increasingly complex cyber threat landscape.

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