Karmesh Gupta, Founder, WiJungle

Mr. Karmesh started his professional journey with Rajasthan Royals at an age of 18 while he was in Second Semester of graduation and then went on establishing milestones with each passing day. Hails from a lower middle class family in Alwar Rajasthan, being an all rounder in college days, he was a part multiple councils and committees, starting from Drama to ECell to Presidential Council to Google Developer Group and Google Core Committee. He then completed his ethical hacking certification and joined Lucideus Technology as a Security Analyst and later served an EdTech and Domain Brokerage startup before co-founding his startup HttpCart Technologies (legal entity behind WiJungle) in October 2014 while he was in his fifth semester. In April 2015, HttpCart became the first-ever Indian private company to launch Completely Free WiFi – “WiJungle”.

 

The world was already going through undergoing tremendous digital transformation and the outbreak of the pandemic accelerated its journey.  Even before the emergence of a worldwide pandemic, businesses faced a tough and dynamic environment as they attempted to defend their institutions from cyberattack while maintaining their capacity to innovate and extract value from technological  investments. Businesses and IT departments have had to consider how to protect increasingly valuable digital assets, assess threats related to an increasingly volatile geopolitical environment, meet increasingly stringent customer and regulatory expectations, and navigate disruptions to existing cybersecurity models as companies adopt agile development and cloud computing.

According to a survey finding  one in a two corporate in India have a digital transformation strategy in place. The rapid digitalization in the industry and increased mobility have presented countless benefits for progress.

Cybersecurity is a significant driver of product value proposition, customer experience, and supply chain configuration for digital firms – and practically every company we know aspires to be a digital business. For example, digital enterprises must incorporate security into IoT goods, implement safe and simple customer engagement methods, and develop digital value chains that protect consumer data. 

Digital businesses cannot let slow technology delivery get in the way of business innovation, so they are scrambling to adopt agile development, cloud computing and However, most companies have built their security architectures and practices to accommodate waterfall development and on premises technology, resulting in a gap that may both raise risk and slow innovation.  

The sudden shift to enable entire workforces to work remotely has raised the stakes, the number of challenges related to data protection also increased dramatically. As per the recent statistics, more than 1.1 million cyberattacks were reported across India. This is clearly states the need to setup robust cybersecurity measures. 

Considering the vulnerable scenario of cyberspace, many cybersecurity platforms have emerged to prvent, detect and respond to cyberthreats. These platforms are equipped with security tools that created robust security infrastructure for companies.Businesses are adopting cutting edge technologies such as the initernet of Things (IoT), AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain, cloud computing etc, to streamline their workflows. Although, it has increased the vulnerability and risk of cyberattacks. However there is a positive technological boom due to the adaptation of these smart technologies, the concerns on privacy and security of business systems have also increased.  The adoption of new innovations created an environment where threat landscapes can change quickly. 

Strengthening security infrastructure in cyberspace. 

Cyberattcks are more sophisticated than ever before ,. The first step in ensuring security for commercial organizations is to analyse threats and how they may be addressed. Organizations should develop a strong strategy to reinforce their cybersecurity infrastructure, depending on the size and sector. 

Threat management 

Working in cyberspace entails security flaws. Managing threats with high-risk vulnerabilities is an organization’s top priority. To detect and guard against these threats, cybersecurity platforms improved with AI provide comprehensive threat management systems capable of dealing with complex cyber attacks. These platforms highlight a comprehensive strategy to combating cybercrime. They assist businesses in recognising, prioritising and responding to risks at the most appropriate moment.

Access control and identity management 

Every business need a legally compliant and secure digital consumer experience. Identity management is used to keep the system’s data safe. For example, when a person enters their login or password, PIN, or scans their fingerprint to complete an online purchase, their identity is authenticated and verified through many stages. As a result, contemporary cybersecurity technologies aid in risk mitigation through identity management and access control.

Security for the remote workforce

The pandemic has resulted in a paradigm shift from physical workspaces to remote working. Further, advancements in communication and technology have led to deployment of virtual tools and the acceptance of the benefits of remote working. To protect the remote workforce from cyberttacks, every firm must utilise a highly secure network. With a growing number of employees working from home, cyber attackers are continuously looking for loopholes in an organization’s security system. Thus, cybersecurity platforms assist firms in establishing a system to protect the security of private information while also training and informing the remote workforce. 

Analyzing user behaviour 

User behaviour analytics like anti-virus software, is installed to scan files and keep track of viruses attacking the system. It focuses on user activity to secure data and prevent breaches. For example, checking the most crucial files read on a regular basis to identify patterns of consumption that indicate abnormal behaviour. Given the unpredictability of the situation, cybersecurity systems make use of data’s capacity to gain insights in spotting undiscovered dangers. 

Cloud computing security

Business are placing a premium on the security of their cloud systems. According to the estimates over 61% of firms will have shifted their workloads to the cloud by 2020. Furthermore, investment on business cloud computing will account for 14% of worldwide IT sales by 2024. This created a hitherto unseen necessity for development of a secure cloud computing infrastructure. Cybersecurity platforms use strong practices to prevent unauthorized access to keep data and applications safe from potential threats and cyberattacks  

 

 

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