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PAN India : Webinar: Remote Working and Data Security amidst COVID-19

The Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized a webinar on Webinar on Remote Working and Data Security amidst COVID-19 on Wednesday, 1

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Ms. Payal S. Kanwar, Director General, IFCCI opened the session and welcomed all the speakers and participants

To begin with we had Mr. Krishnanand Bhat, Chief Information Security Advisor, Nexdigm who spoke of the evolving nature of organizations and moving to WFH, while stating the operational challenges we face due to cloud infrastructure, collaborative tools and WFH Paradox. He mentioned that the current scenario has given rise to cyber-crime by 70-80%.

Mr. Bhat stated that “Communication is the key” and the mantra to management is to inform and to be informed of the malwares

We then had on board Ms. Nikita Berry, Associate Director, Peraj Insurance Brokers Pvt Ltd who threw light on “Cyber Insurance” stating it to be the high alarming time for cyber security. While explaining the fact that crime has taken a digital shape. The threats like email bombing, Trojan attacks and web jacking are the weapons of cyber warfare. Her presentation conveyed the importance of Cyber Insurance Policy and its utility during data restoration and system downtime highlighting “Insurance is the most effective way of Risk transfer

The session was later taken om by Mr. Supratim Chakraborty, Partner, Khaitan & Co. speaking of the different types of data which includes personal as well as confidential data. He was of the opinion that the corporates should take a relook at the vendor contracts and should reset password on usage of personal devices for work purposes. As organizations virtually bond over team meetings over Audio and Video calls, one must reconfirm the authencity of the applications put in use.

Lastly, we had Mr. Prasun Srivastava Sr. Solutions Architect – India and SAARC Region, Cloud Protection and Licensing, Thales who shared his views about the global consequences and service continuity. He alarmed the participants to have a Geo-Fenced Secure Content Sharing as we move to multiple online sharing apps and also switch to end-to-end, standards-based file encryption of authencity especially in cases of database management and ownership. Mr. Shrivastava concluded his presentation by sharing a secure communication platform CITADEL which is user friendly, has a trusted community and ensures service quality.

We learn that the focus of the corporate operations is changing its landscapes to digital options and hence cyber protection plays a vital role in effective management. It encourages business logic and team communication by ensuring data privacy and reasonable security practices.

This informative session was then followed by an interactive Q&A round. The webinar had an overwhelming response of 80+ participants. We thank our speakers and organizers for their kind help and support.

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