The tentacles of cyber threats span across the globe and touch every industry. Cybercriminals continue following the money trail, with ransomware and DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks becoming more widespread and increasing in scope and severity.
Cyberwarfare or cyberattacks, call them what you may, have hit critical infrastructure services, breached organisations, both private and government, around the world. Volumes of emails and data have been stolen, and the black-market of ransomware attacks continue to gain traction as they aim to take control of critical IT systems.
Amidst all these developments, one role that has become more and more business-oriented and transcending the IT part of the organisation has been of the CISO.
“The portal will offer CISOs and IT security professionals with latest news, opinion, advice and research on computer security issues and the latest internet threats. Apart from the regular stuff, we want to build this as a platform where the IT security community can benefit to learn new skills, have greater focus on strategy, and have greater executive interaction,” said Ashwani Mishra, Editor, ETCISO.in.
ETCISO.in will cover whatever matters in the IT Security space in India and around the world, aggregating news, opinion and analysis on emerging security threats, new solutions and best practices for CISOs and their organisations as they battle for a safer company environment while also being able to carefully manage a tight budget.
ETCISO will also have regular offline engagement activities uniting CISOs and industry service providers to discuss and learn how new solutions can help enterprises mitigate security threats in the digital economy.
ETCISO has also started sending out a free daily newsletter to its subscribers that captures daily InfoSec developments and topics from across the globe and in India.
“In the last three years our ETCIO.com portal slowly and steadily made its presence felt in the CIO community, keeping the focus on rich and relevant content. It was a matter of time that we made a beginning in the information security space and focus on the CISO’s role. As organisations fight to get ahead of the cyber security challenges, this portal will aid InfoSec professionals to find and utilise information and resources around security,” said Amit Kumar Gupta, Business Head, Economic Times Verticals (Digital).