Breach Preparedness , Cybersecurity , Data Breach

Improving Threat Information Sharing

Tata Commmunications' Avinash Prasad on the Need for a Structured Approach
Avinash Prasad, vice president and Head of Business - MSS, Tata Communications

Although there are many options for threat information sharing, there are not enough initiatives that are properly codified and defined so that enterprises can easily share relevant information with a business context in a structured and timely manner, says Avinash Prasad of Tata Communications (see: India's Information-Sharing Challenge).

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"One can do operations well and have all sorts of service provider contracts. But the right information at the right time, in the right context around a threat can make a lot of difference," says Prasad, Tata's vice president and head of the managed security services business (see: Congress Set to Enact Cyberthreat Information-Sharing Law).

In this video interview conducted at Information Security Media Group's recent ISMG Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in New Delhi, Prasad, who was a featured speaker at the event discusses:

  • Lessons from information sharing efforts around the world;
  • The vital importance of business context and domain-specific threat information;
  • The role all industry stakeholders - individual practitioners and enterprises - play in information sharing.

Prasad heads the business area of managed security services globally for Tata Communications. He has a multi-functional focus on customer management, practice and solution development, business development, innovation and partnership. He previously served in leadership roles at Wipro and Infosys.


About the Author

Varun Haran

Varun Haran

Global Director of Programming - Editorial, and Senior Editor, ISMG

Haran has been a technology journalist in the Indian market for over six years, covering the enterprise technology segment and specializing in information security. He has driven multiple industry events such as the India Computer Security Conferences (ICSC) and the first edition of the Ground Zero Summit 2013 during his stint at UBM. Prior to joining ISMG, Haran was first a reporter with TechTarget writing for SearchSecurity and SearchCIO; and later, correspondent with InformationWeek, where he covered enterprise technology-related topics for the CIO and IT practitioner.




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