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.

RBI mandates urban cooperative banks to appoint CISOs

RBI mandates urban cooperative banks to appoint CISOs

Reserve Bank of India’s technology vision for cybersecurity for urban cooperative banks includes the mandatory appointment of CISOs and the establishment of a CISO forum.

Twitter says its systems weren't compromised in hack of PM Modi’s account

Twitter says its systems weren't compromised in hack of PM Modi’s account

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s account was the latest on a list of high profile Twitter hacks. Twitter says its systems and services were not compromised.

Lack of cyber attribution a major challenge for India: Lt Gen Pant

Lack of cyber attribution a major challenge for India: Lt Gen Pant

India's cybersecurity chief Lt Gen (Dr) Rajesh Pant highlighted the country’s biggest security challenges and called out the ineffectuality of the international legal system in cyberattack attribution.

Singapore’s 6 steps to cyber resilience in the new normal

Singapore’s 6 steps to cyber resilience in the new normal

Singapore cybersecurity commissioner David Koh highlights how Singapore goes about overcoming cybersecurity’s biggest challenges.

How India stacks up against other countries in public cloud security

How India stacks up against other countries in public cloud security

A recent survey on public cloud security reveals how India fares in comparison with other geographies. Chester Wisniewski, Principal Research Scientist at Sophos explains key challenges and how to tackle them.

What’s wrong with cybercrime reporting in India, and how to fix it

What’s wrong with cybercrime reporting in India, and how to fix it

Cyber law experts NS Nappinai and Prashant Mali bring to light the factors afflicting cybercrime reporting in India.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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