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Building a network security practice in your organization

Building a network security practice in your organization

Building data security hygiene for risk mitigation

The discussions and consultations around the recent directions from CERT-In revealed the current gap in securing business infrastructure against cyber attacks. This can be traced back to the knowledge and skills gap - a capacity problem. This is also a cultural problem - organizations need to develop a mindset in which they evaluate public facing infrastructure in terms of risks and then be planful towards mitigating the risks.

Network security monitoring (NSM) is one of the processes which a business can put in place to respond to cybersecurity breaches. Today, there are rich and complete open source tools which can be configured and deployed to undertake continuous monitoring to reduce the response time to a threat. Secure, reliable and safe network infrastructure has a positive effect on the ecosystem and businesses would need to also build up a collective ownership approach to the topic.

This panel discussion will be held at India FOSS 2.0 conference. The panel will discuss the drivers for network security monitoring, cover a set of approaches which reflect the current state of the art and will use examples across industry sectors to demonstrate that network security monitoring is not just a niche issue. This proposed discussion will help the participants to quickly get started with security hygiene; provide an overview of the regulations and policy in the domain of cybersecurity and finally discuss the risks originating from poor security practices.

References:

  1. https://hasgeek.com/rootconf/detecting-anomalous-network-patterns/updates/checklist-for-network-security-monitoring-nsm-for-UrVMcqqp6G64hWEbP3ZSZx
  2. https://hasgeek.com/rootconf/navigating-cert-in-directives/sub
  3. https://www.medianama.com/2022/06/223-sme-msme-india-cert-in-directive-deadline-extension/
  4. https://the-ken.com/story/rock-msmes-hard-place-indian-firms-uncert-in-cybersecurity-future/

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Summary of panel discussion at India FOSS 2.0

About the panel With the availability of the CERT-In directions1 the conversations with SMEs indicated that cybersecurity, and especially network security, is not yet an area of focus. The panel hosted by Rootconf at India FOSS 2.0 is an attempt to highlight some of the key aspects towards building an organization culture around network security and security monitoring. more
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Hosted by

Rootconf is a forum for discussions about DevOps, infrastructure management, IT operations, systems engineering, SRE and security (from infrastructure defence perspective). more

Supported by

The Mozilla project is a global community of people who believe that openness, innovation, and opportunity are key to the continued health of the internet. more
Omidyar Network India invests in bold entrepreneurs who help create a meaningful life for every Indian, especially the hundreds of millions of Indians in low-income and lower-middle-income populations, ranging from the poorest among us to the existing middle class. To drive empowerment and social i… more