Dr. Kirti W. Sharma, Joint Secretary Legal & Chapter Leader for GACS-Delhi/NCR dwells on the changing role of a CSO in ensuring security for an organization, how security strategies are maturing in Indian corporate organizations, role played by technologies such as AI, IoT, Machine Learning and Big Data in enhancing security of an organization and how expos such as IFSEC India can be leveraged by security stakeholders to enhance awareness about security products and learn about security strategies.
1. Please dwell on the changing role of a CSO in ensuring security for an organization.
CSOs are not limited to their organization’s physical security needs but also cover multidisciplinary areas like:
§ Cyber Security
§ Information Assets
§ Legal and Regulatory compliances
§ Due Diligence, Business and Geopolitical Intelligence
§ Risk Assessment and Risk Treatment
§ Physical and Psychological needs at workplace
§ Participation in the Organizational strategy
§ Participation in BCP/DRP plans
§ Remote Management of the Infrastructure
§ Data protection
§ Vendor due diligence
§ Regulatory compliance management
2. How do you foresee security strategies maturing in the Indian corporate organizations?
I see them harmonizing organizational objectives and realizing gains in both the bottom line and overall business efficiency. There is a strong link now between People, Processes and evolving Technologies.
3. What role can technologies such as AI, IoT, Machine Learning and Big Data play in enhancing security of an organization?
These technologies aid in the review of the existing incidents to predict future safeguards. They also help place better safety and security features at the device levels to avoid Cyber threats by working closely with CIOs. The use of technology would kill the latency in reporting on incidents and eventually in reducing the potential risks. Further they help in the following way:
o Reduce crime
o Protect Privacy
o Timely and efficient way of managing security devices
o Improve business operations and business continuity in new and unpredictable challenging environment by mitigating risks, better regulatory compliance, conquering logistical challenges and bringing cost efficiencies.
4. How do you think expos such as IFSEC India can be leveraged by the security stakeholders to enhance awareness about security products and learn about security strategies?
IFSEC India helps us learn about the latest technologies, products and service providers at national and International level. It also enables us to learn and share the best practices in the Industry and provides excellent opportunities for networking.