Ashwin Krishnan

Ashwin Krishnan is a cyber moralist, cybersecurity evangelist, board advisor, podcaster, author and blogger with over two decades of hi-tech executive experience in the cybersecurity and virtualization domain. One of the coauthors of Mobile Security for Dummies and a recognized thought leader, he is a regular columnist with CSOOnline.com, ITSPMagazine, ThriveGlobal, CPOMagazine and Qrius.

He also regularly contributes to other publications including LightReading.com, Securitynow.com, CIOreview.com , SDxcentral.com, Virtual-Strategy.com, SoftwareMag.com, TEISS.co.uk and CloudTweaks.com.

He is also frequently quoted in such publications as Erpscan.com, DigitalGuardian, FutureOfEverything.com, TalkinCloud.com, EnterpriseProject, MRC and SiliconIndia.com. His speaking engagements include Mobile World Congress, CSA World Congress, ISACA, RSA Security Conference, VMWorld, Telecom Industry Association and Product Camp Silicon Valley.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Ashwin Krishnan and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

The ‘gig economy’ comes to your data center security – on-demand, obviously!

Why staging a fake attack is only real thing to keep you secure

Why staging a fake attack is only real thing to keep you secure

How the Napa County fires opened my eyes to the readiness - or lack thereof - most of us are to a real disaster, physical or digital.

What too much power in the hands of one means for security

What too much power in the hands of one means for security

I did not realize so much power given to one employee posed such a security risk.

How companies are ‘stumbling’ into cloud through digital transformation

How companies are ‘stumbling’ into cloud through digital transformation

And what that means to you and me...

You may have the 'right to be forgotten’ – but you still need to know who to ask and what to ask for

You may have the 'right to be forgotten’ – but you still need to know who to ask and what to ask for

What does 'right to be forgotten' from the GDPR mandate really mean? And is there an important step before we get to 'forgotten' that we are glossing over?

Why the ‘Equifax’ breach could be the gift that keeps on giving

Why the ‘Equifax’ breach could be the gift that keeps on giving

While there are many vendors and consultants trying to outdo each other on the how's and why's of the breach, for IT departments who are wondering if they're next, there's a strategy to use this breach to get ahead. But that involves...

A different look at the Equifax fiasco - the human element behind it!

While pseudo-experts and headline seeking vendors are all offering sage advice and peddling solutions, there is a human element behind this - and I contend hundreds of similar enterprises worldwide - that may be at the core of the...

From Equifax to Equi-'enterprise'

From Equifax to Equi-'enterprise'

By now the Equifax debacle, disaster, ineptitude...has been wildly chastised and 1 in 2 Americans impacted by this have (or should have) taken corrective action. There is a lesson to be learned here not just by you and I as consumers,...

Help – I have identified risk, now what do I do?

Help – I have identified risk, now what do I do?

As a continuation from our previous article in this series, now that we have identified the two areas of risks being administrators and data, we now focus on what action to take on the 'administrator' risk – both remedial and...

Identify risk in your hybrid cloud – and yes, there's plenty of it!

Identify risk in your hybrid cloud – and yes, there's plenty of it!

In the second part of this series, we examine the actual areas of risks in the hybrid cloud journey – and some of them may surprise you. This involves two elements: data and humans.

Ticking bomb #sprawl! 3 ways to combat it now

Ticking bomb #sprawl! 3 ways to combat it now

Understanding how hybrid cloud economics changes behavior – snapshotting in particular – and how that results in unintended security exposure, both on-prem and in the cloud. But first, an easy to understand analogy about home...

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