Ninety-Seven Percent of Indian Organizations Have Experienced At Least One Business-Impacting Cyberattack in the Past 12 Months, According to New Industry Study

August 6, 2020

Yet only four out of 10 local security leaders can answer the question, “How secure, or at risk, are we?”
NEW DELHI, India – August 6, 2020 – Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, published a global industry study that revealed the vast majority of Indian organizations (97%) have experienced a business-impacting cyberattack in the past 12 months, according to both business and security executives. The data is drawn from ‘The Rise of the Business-Aligned Security Executive,’ a commissioned study of more than 800 global business and cybersecurity leaders, including 54 local respondents, conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Tenable.
As cybercriminals continue their relentless attacks, 76% of respondents in India have witnessed a dramatic increase in the number of business-impacting cyberattacks over the past two years. Unfortunately, these attacks had damaging effects, with organizations reporting identity theft (44%), financial loss or theft (38%), and ransomware payout (33%). Seventy-seven percent of security leaders in Australia say these attacks also involved operational technology (OT).
Business leaders want a clear picture of how at risk they are and how that risk is changing as they plan and execute business strategies. But only four out of 10 of local security leaders say they can answer the fundamental question, “How secure, or at risk, are we?” with a high level of confidence, despite the prevalence of business-impacting cyberattacks.
Looking at global respondents, fewer than 50% of security leaders said they are framing cybersecurity threats within the context of a specific business risk. For example, though 96% of respondents had developed response strategies to the COVID-19 pandemic, 75% of business and security leaders admitted their response strategies were only “somewhat” aligned.
Organizations with security and business leaders who are aligned in measuring and managing cybersecurity as a strategic business risk deliver demonstrable results. Compared to their siloed peers, business-aligned security leaders are:
  • Eight times more likely to be highly confident in their ability to report on their organizations’ level of security or risk.
    • 90% are very or completely confident in their ability to demonstrate that cybersecurity investments are positively impacting business performance compared with 55% of their siloed counterparts.
    • 85% have metrics to track cybersecurity ROI and impact on business performance versus just 25% of their siloed peers.
  • Organizations with business-aligned cybersecurity leaders are also:
    • Three times more likely to ensure cybersecurity objectives are in lock step with business priorities.
    • Three times more likely to have a holistic understanding of their organization’s entire attack surface.
    • Three times more likely to use a combination of asset criticality and vulnerability data when prioritizing remediation efforts.
In the future, there will be two kinds of CISO — those who align themselves directly with the business and everyone else. The only way to thrive in this era of digital acceleration is to bring cyber into every business question, decision and investment,” said Renaud DeraisonChief Technology Officer and Co-Founder at Tenable. “We believe this study shows that forward-leaning organizations view cybersecurity strategy as essential to innovation and that when security and the business work hand-in-glove, the results can be transformational.”
Note to Editors:
  • Forrester Consulting conducted an online survey of 416 security and 425 business executives, as well as telephonic interviews with five business and security executives, to examine cybersecurity strategies and practices at midsize to large enterprises in Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, the UK and the US. The study was fielded in April 2020.
  • “Business-impacting” relates to a cyberattack or compromise that results in a loss of customer, employee, or other confidential data; interruption of day-to-day operations; ransomware payout; financial loss or theft; and/or theft of intellectual property.
To read the full study, visit https://www.tenable.com/analyst-research/forrester-cyber-risk-report-2020
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About Tenable
Tenable®, Inc. is the Cyber Exposure company. Over 30,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. As the creator of Nessus®, Tenable extended its expertise in vulnerabilities to deliver the world’s first platform to see and secure any digital asset on any computing platform. Tenable customers include more than 50 percent of the Fortune 500, more than 30 percent of the Global 2000 and large government agencies. Learn more at www.tenable.com.

AVerMedia Turns 30 in the Young Gaming Industry

August 5, 2020

BENGALURU, India – August 5, 2020 – AVerMedia Technologies, Inc., the preeminent name in digital multimedia technology, has completed 30 years of successful business in the audio & video industry. AVerMedia’s 30th anniversary fortnight will be celebrated with its dedicated channel partners and customers who have been aligned with the brand over the years.

AVerMedia has offered two exciting programs for its customers

  1. Sign Up To Win: One can sign up for AVerMedia online members here and 100 lucky winners will have a chance to win Steam $10, Gift Card. The last date of participating for this game is 31st August 2020
  2. Register to Win: Buy any eligible Live Gamer capture cards (GC573, GC553, GC311, GC551, GC513, GC570) between June 1st to August 31, 2020, and complete the process of signing up here for AVerMedia online member, registering the product, uploading the purchase invoice/receipt copy, and you will receive a one-year warranty extension and a chance to win a 27-inch 144Hz gaming monitor.

It gives me great pride in joining AVerMedia employees, clients, and business partners in celebrating the company’s 30th anniversary. We have come a long way since the business was started in the 1990’s and are very excited about our future as the company continues to thrive.“, said Michael Kuo, CEO at AVerMediaWe have a dynamic and hardworking team and this has helped the company reach new heights. On behalf of the entire AVerMedia team, we would like to sincerely thank everyone who has helped us to reach this milestone.The last 30 years have been filled with challenges, hard work, dedication, innovation, and a lot of success.These achievements have motivated us and our partners across the country to enable our customers to further appreciate our brands. We are confident that we will continue to introduce the latest products and global-standard services that meet the needs of customers worldwide“.

The birth of AVerMedia Technologies was marked in the early 1990s. As a Taiwanese company, AVerMedia prides itself on decades of designing and manufacturing excellent products locally. Since its humble beginnings, AVerMedia Technologies has pushed for the innovation of communication and entertainment. It remains deeply committed to corporate social responsibility on a global scale. This encompasses not only its focus on business development and sustenance but also the importance of social responsibility. AVerMedia has won many awards for its products like Red Dot Design, Japan Good Design, & Taiwan Excellence.

AVerMedia has been pitching into new markets, notably the AI segment, and has been successful in establishing a brand name in the Artificial Intelligence sector, largely in the image capturing and video transmission solutions. AI in India is undergoing radical changes and AVerMedia is all set to deliver top-notch products globally and has also become one of the world’s leading digital imaging brands for the consumer, corporate, and industrial markets.

For more information about the 30th Anniversary of AVerMedia please

visit https://www.avermedia.com/event/30th_meain/

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About AVerMedia Technologies

Established in 1990, AVerMedia is a multinational company specializing in hardware and software for imaging capturing and video transmission solutions, aiming to enrich entertainment experiences and provide effective communication between people in a wide range of professional fields. With the pursuit of continuous research and development of digital imaging technologies, AVerMedia has become one of the world’s leading digital imaging brands for the consumer, corporate, and industrial markets. For more information, please refer to https://www.avermedia.com/us/business/


Arrow PC Introduces VMware Tanzu to Aid in Modernization of Applications

August 5, 2020

NEW DELHI, India – August 5, 2020 – Arrow PC Network, a leading IT services integrator delivering world-class IT infrastructure services, today introduced VMware’s Tanzu to help businesses transform the most mission-critical applications from both financial and an operational end to a modernized simple and easy to use application. The solution will not only provide the younger look and feel but also take care of the security aspects as these legacy systems which have a lot of sensitive data to be secured and used for future.

VMware Tanzu products and services help in accelerating business with full-stack modernization. The product is used for building, running and managing modern applications on any cloud solution and continuously delivering value to the customers. VMware Tanzu not only helps in modernizing applications but also improves developer experience, speeds up Kubernetes enterprise adoption, simplifies cloud migration and centrally manages clouds, clusters and applications,” said Gurpreet Singh, Managing Director at Arrow PC Network.

Today there is a need for enterprises to modernize their applications to protect their investments and take advantage of contemporary infrastructure, tools, languages and other technology progress. Very few organizations retire their existing applications and start over, many opt for modernization. A robust application modernization strategy can reduce the number of resources required in the entire process of running the application, increase the frequency and reliability of deployments, and improve uptime and resiliency.

VMware Tanzu is grounded in open source and makes the best use of Kubernetes and ecosystem technologies. It offers full-stack modernization, enabling the transformation of teams and applications while simplifying operations of the software across the multi-cloud infrastructure. Releases are closely aligned to upstream distributions of open-source software, packaged for enterprise adoption and supported by VMware. The modernization solution helps in evolving the existing apps followed by transforming application development and architecture on any cloud and consume Kubernetes across clouds.

Speaking in numbers, VMware Tanzu aids 10 times faster delivery of code to production. It is one platform running legacy and cloud-native applications on any cloud. It has 1,000s of clusters operate as easy as 10s of clusters and finally modernizes the application in weeks and not in months. With VMware Tanzu, organizations can move towards achieving the right outcomes for their businesses and deliver more value rapidly and frequently.

The capabilities of VMware Tanzu:

  • Automated developer experience
  • Verified open-source containers
  • Container build automation
  • Modern data layer
  • Kubernetes that runs everywhere
  • Unified multi-cluster operation
  • App-wide networking and control
  • Full-stack observability

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About Arrow PC Network

Arrow PC Network is the hybrid SI & solution provider. Arrow provides services/solutions in key technology areas such as System Integration, Data Centers, Backup, Storage, Cloud Computing, Data Security, Software, Mobility, Virtualization, Wireless, Power Solutions and Networking. With advanced technology capabilities, the company has managed to deliver comprehensive solutions and service to customers across India. The company assists organizations design, develop and deliver cost-effective technology-enabled solutions that allow them to achieve high efficiency and performance. To know more, please visit www.arrowpcnetwork.com.


How AI Can Solve the Talent Challenge

August 4, 2020

By Ashish Mediratta, Vice President and Principal, Talent Transformation at Eightfold India
Talent acquisition is getting even more challenging. Businesses are transforming quickly, making traditional job descriptions less useful than ever before. Skills that have one meaning today such as “communication” have another meaning in the future. Organisations are looking at talent requirements that were non-existent earlier.
Organisations don’t know how to fix this. It starts as a strictly departmental recruiting problem or an HR problem, but in the big picture, it’s a business problem.
Organisations suffer when:
  1. People leave jobs despite there being opportunities internally they didn’t even know about. So often, employees leave for new challenges, and companies suffer, having spent time educating and onboarding the employee. The business loses someone who knows how to get things done within that company. It decides to look externally to fill the position. What nobody realizes is that instead of letting go off a familiar face, the organisation could have retained the employee by introducing them to other opportunities that were available internally. This could have saved the organisation the trouble of finding new, untrained talent to fit in, and also let the current employee explore newer roles and experience a sense of growth and expansion in their own careers.
  2. Employees unaware of newer opportunities in the same organization. Like mentioned in point 1, employees themselves are mostly unaware that with their present skill-sets, they can fulfill other roles in the same organisation. The employee often misinterprets the amount of experience required in a particular role. The company does too: it gives undue emphasis to the experience of the candidate, and less to the kind of skill set one comes with. Then employees miss out on moves which could have opened up exciting prospects for both the employee and the company. In a radio station, for example, there could be a vacancy for a new radio jockey. Here, the recruitment team may look at profiles outside the organization. But there could be an employee with great vocal communication skills working internally in an entirely different department, who may look to move out some day to a different role from its current one. Here, both the employer and employee will never see that there is a possibility of internal hiring and replacement.
  3. Companies cannot find enough of the right people for their roles. Several factors can make job successions challenging. An organization in one place may have trouble finding a replacement in that city. Or, the organization thinks no one is available; as already discussed earlier, companies tend to mistake skills and talent with experience. Someone may have the skills, but the employer only knows how to search for experience. Also, with changing dynamics at workplaces, with departmental activities at times getting merged, the candidate will have to juggle many roles if they get the job, which makes job descriptions vague. To fulfill such roles, companies have to look at an extensive number of candidates and go through numerous filtering sessions. This is both time and resource consuming, and could take so long that the right candidate for the role may no longer be available. Positions stay vacant, and the business suffers.
AI Coming to the Talent Mobility Rescue
Artificial intelligence is the best shot at doing away with the redundant HR processes that we had already discussed.
AI can help HR and talent teams address challenges such as filling open roles, succession planning, short employee tenures, and lack of diversity at scale. Enterprises are embracing advanced AI technologies to solve talent challenges, and their employees are more accepting of these technologies than not. The talent crisis is real, and AI has the potential to solve it for their full-time employees.
New technology is helping HR teams to become more effective, competitive, and productive.
AI can be highly effective in:
  • Breaking down what is needed for a job, so a company can hire for skills, not “who is doing that job now”
  • Helping companies see who has the skills needed to do a job, searching data from current employees, applicants, and alumni from existing enterprise systems and public sources in one Talent Network.
  • Moving past resumes/CVs and job descriptions (we can forget about Boolean search strings, which they safely belong in the past)
  • Predicting accurately, enabling decision making based on potential
  • Ignoring personal characteristics, greatly improving diversity
  • Creating a positive experience resembling the most-used consumer technologies in the world.
An AI-based talent platform can give organizations more accurate and more efficient predictions of a candidate’s work-related behaviors and performance potential. Unlike traditional recruitment methods, such as employee referrals, CV screening, and face-to-face interviews, AI is able to find patterns unseen by the human eye. The talent acquisition platforms take in data from employees who are currently employed, passive and active candidates, referred candidates, and alumni combined into one Talent Network and bring to the surface high-ranking, qualified talent for any job. With candidate-identity anonymizing, AI platforms can also eliminate unconscious bias to greatly improve diversity in hiring.
With a Talent Network, an AI-based platform can improve the internal mobility of employees by revealing internal transfer and promotion opportunities. Such platforms can expedite the processes of immediately finding, ranking, and displaying the best-fit jobs for any candidate visiting a career site, increasing the rate of qualified applications.
AI-based Talent Intelligence Platforms can aid in achieving improved candidate response, and also in speeding up hiring cycles, reducing attrition, lowering cost-to-hire, and creating greater diversity & inclusion.
With AI, Talent Networks are continually updated. So, if someone applied for a job several years ago with your company, or left the company years ago, the Platform automatically enriches the profile of that person to capture their recent experience and skills they’ve gained. That helps identify the right individuals for any need, whether those individuals are applicants, employees, sourced external talent, and even contingent workers.
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About Eightfold
Eightfold.ai delivers the Talent Intelligence Platform™, the most effective way for companies to identify promising candidates, reach diversity hiring goals, retain top performers, and engage talent. Eightfold.ai’s artificial intelligence-based platform empowers enterprises to turn talent management into a competitive advantage. Built by top engineers out of Facebook, Google, and other leading technology companies, Eightfold is based in Noida, and Mountain View, California. Recently, Eightfold.ai published its first book, What’s Next for You: The Eightfold Path to Transforming the Way We Hire and Manage Talent. For more information, visit www.eightfold.ai.

ATEN’s over IP Switches Protects from the Cyber Vulnerability in remote work during COVID-19

August 4, 2020

BENGALURU, India – August 4, 2020 – ATEN, renowned Taiwanese AV/IT connectivity, and management manufacturer, KVM switches, and Video Presentation Switches are helping the SOHO, SMB, enterprises and remote workers to stay afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The sudden outburst of COVID-19 has enterprises grappling for suitable work from home solutions for business continuity. With the integration of ATEN’s KVM over IP Switches and ATEN Seamless Presentation Switch with Quad View Multi-streaming offering highly secured and mission-critical functions, one can ensure safe working from anywhere without having to install external software.

Remote work, especially working from home, is becoming the new normal for many; one only has to look to Google, which is making most of its employees work from home until 2021. In light of this, integrating robust hardware-based solutions, rather than simply relying on third-party software platforms, could pave the way for greater data security, reliability, and even productivity, said Richard Tan, Head India Operations at ATEN.

Richard Tan, Head India Operations at ATEN further added, “The major challenges that enterprises and SMBs are now facing with remote working deployment are excessive software installation and configuration, interrupted internet access, lack of necessary remote accessible features for professionals and equipment cost of building a remote working environment. The ATEN 1-Local/Remote Share Access Single Port DVI KVM over IP Switch allows us to directly access HQ resources from home. As a result, a hardware-based solution helps to keep data and workflow secures from end to end, something a software solution cannot guarantee.

With the integration of ATEN’s KVM over IP Switches, offering highly secured and mission-critical functions, users can ensure safe working from anywhere without having to install external software. ATEN’s affordable and durable over IP server management solutions assures users with operational dependability and efficiency. ATEN’s portfolio of remote working solutions apart from being cost-effective also ensures the security of business by letting teams work remotely from home. To know more about Over IP KVMs switches click here

ATEN has also enabled organizations conduct reliable and seamless video conferencing that sidesteps the issue of user surge crash, commonplace with software platforms. With ATEN Video presentation switches does not pass through any cloud-based servers at all. The Seamless Presentation Switch connects to organizations existing network infrastructure to ensure the corporate IT security protection. Thus, one can simply log in with a randomly generated room code that is given only to people who are granted access to the meeting.

ATEN Video Presentation Switches meets the challenges of meeting rooms, conferences, and collaborative spaces. It is a versatile, multi-in-one user-friendly simplified presentation solution for any meeting space addressing flexibility, ease-of-use, quick control, and audio de-embedding. ATEN presentation switches are tailor-made for smooth, efficient meetings in the face of challenges from using multiple device formats and sources, including from remote participants. These Video Presentation Switches come with an efficient HDMI switcher, satisfying business and creative needs for a wide variety of applications such as education, live streaming, corporate presentations, and more. To know more about VP series presentation switches click here

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About ATEN India

ATEN India is the liaison office of ATEN International Co., Ltd., the leading provider of AV/IT connectivity and management solutions. Offering integrated KVM, Professional Audiovisual, and Intelligent Power solutions, ATEN products connect, manage, and optimize electronics in corporate, government, industrial, educational, and retail environments. ATEN has 579+ issued international patents and a global R&D team that produces a constant stream of innovative solutions, resulting in a comprehensive portfolio of products available worldwide.

At the forefront of the seamless integration of A/V with IT, ATEN’s advanced ability to quickly develop customized solutions in KVM, Pro AV, PDU, USB, and data communication lines allows the company to build products that connect, manage, and optimize products based on customer need. ATEN’s comprehensive portfolio of innovative, reliable products is available worldwide, with local India support. For more information, visit: www.ATEN.com and follow ATEN India on LinkedIn Twitter and Facebook.


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