Soumik Ghosh

Senior Writer

An avid observer and chronicler of emerging technologies with a keen eye on AI and cybersecurity. With wide-ranging experience in writing long-tail features, Soumik has written extensively on the automotive, manufacturing and BFSI sectors. In the past, he has anchored CSO Alert - CSO India's cybersecurity bulletin and been a part of several video features and interviews.

How to report a cybercrime in India

How to report a cybercrime in India

What constitutes a cybercrime in India, where to report it, and how to go about it

How India’s CSOs are battling high stress levels and burnout in cybersecurity

How India’s CSOs are battling high stress levels and burnout in cybersecurity

Indian CISOs explain how remote working following the COVID-19 outbreak has made an already challenging job even harder, and share their ideas on how to deal with the pressure.

Rise of the DPO in wake of India’s Data Protection Bill

Rise of the DPO in wake of India’s Data Protection Bill

India’s IT & Security leaders share their thoughts around Data Protection Officers joining the ranks.

India’s IT Act 2000 a toothless tiger?

India’s IT Act 2000 a toothless tiger?

India’s top cyber law experts explain everything that’s wrong with the IT Act 2000 and why it’s high time the Act is amended.

India CISO action plan to combat rising attacks on OT systems

India CISO action plan to combat rising attacks on OT systems

Indian cybersecurity leaders discuss why OT systems are the weakest link in the chain and what can be done to plug the gap.

Less than a fourth of Indian IT managers see supply chain as a security risk, and that’s worrying

Less than a fourth of Indian IT managers see supply chain as a security risk, and that’s worrying

A recent Sophos survey reveals that only 24 percent of Indian IT managers consider supply chain as a top security risk.

Organizations are not investing enough in managing digital risk: Atul Gupta, KPMG

Organizations are not investing enough in managing digital risk: Atul Gupta, KPMG

Digital Risk v/s Cyber Risk: Compared to cyber risk, companies are not spending enough on managing digital risk. KPMG's cybersecurity leader highlights the difference and why companies not investing adequately are walking on thin ice....

5 questions Indian CISOs must answer before deploying AI for cybersecurity

5 questions Indian CISOs must answer before deploying AI for cybersecurity

India's top CISOs highlight the 5 most important points security leaders ought to bear in mind before deploying AI for cybersecurity.

How H-Energy tackled emerging threats with an agile, scalable security solution

From safeguarding a massive mobile workforce to deploying an agile, scalable security solution, here’s how Vikas Gupta, CIO at H-Energy future-proofed cybersecurity at his organization.

Naysayers ready to do what it takes to see Aadhaar fail: Sivarama Krishnan, PwC

Amidst all the furore around Aadhaar being used for eKYC and UIDAI’s supposed ineptitude, PwC’s cybersecurity leader Sivarama Krishnan denounces the practice of media calling every vulnerability a breach. And he’s got a point.

Why e-payment companies give RBI’s data localisation mandate a thumbs-up

Amidst the widespread furore and the general perception of RBI’s data localisation mandate being a spoke in the wheel for digital payment companies, the latter believes RBI’s diktat is a step in the right direction.

GDPR’s breach-reporting mandate can prove to be a challenge: Jaspreet Singh, EY

At IDG Security Day, Jaspreet Singh, Partner – Cyber Security (Africa, India & Middle East) at EY, decodes GDPR and points out areas that could prove to be a challenge.

CISOs must invest in an effective GRC tool over anything else: Shubhagata Kumar

Shubhagata Kumar, Additional Director General and CISO, CBIC talks about what constitutes a robust security framework.

What makes the digital payments space in India an unguarded minefield

In wake of the National Cyber Security Coordinator’s startling revelation of 1.5 lakh online transactions being compromised every day, digital payment companies in India are walking on thin ice when it comes to protecting user data.

Income Tax dept. targets cryptocurrency investments; taxation on par with LTCG

Right from reporting to tracking transactions, here’s all you need to know about cryptocurrency taxation in India.

Cybersecurity in healthcare: It's just not enough

A recent finding revealed that Indian healthcare companies are spending less than 6 percent of the total IT budget on cybersecurity. Given the spate of recent cybersecurity attacks bringing the industry to its knees, is the healthcare...

Pavan Duggal on why Indian banks lose the security plot

Indian banks just can't seem to get their act together when it comes to enforcing cybersecurity protocols. What makes it worse is their hush hush approach to reporting breaches.

Budget 2017 gets serious about cybersecurity

The finance minister said a special agency to curb cyber-attacks in banks and exchanges will be set up.

CISOs band together to beat hackers at their own game

While Batman and Superman are slugging it out on the big screen, 650 CISOs from across the country’s top IT companies are engaged in a battle of their own. These “un-caped crusaders” have formed a vigilante group to collaborate and...

Put your cyber-security through the wringer with the Cyber Resilience War Game

A cyber-attack hits you out of the blue – a sucker punch you’ll never see coming. Ernst & Young’s Cyber Resilience War Game stress tests an organization’s incident response, putting its cyber-disaster preparedness through an acid...

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