Always Be Testing, Always Be Assessing, Always Be Prepared [WATCH On Demand}

Parag Deodhar, Director - Information Security, Asia Pacific, VF Corporation

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Seth Adler
07/15/2020

Cyber Security Hub APAC Summit Session Highlight

Always Be Testing, Always Be Assessing, Always Be Prepared
Parag Deodhar, Director - Information Security, Asia Pacific, VF Corporation
 
No matter the level of detail for a corporate enterprise BCP- a global pandemic affecting the entire globe was not included. That said, we are now all working with the assumption that this current pandemic will not be the last- and that we should expect further- even more regular- complete and total global disruption moving forward. Cyber Security executives are of course acting accordingly. To that end and per the session title- VF’s Parag Deodhar explains his philosophy moving forward.
 
Parag outlines three concepts to his new mantra:
  • Know the who, what, where, when and why of your assets to get a better understanding of the attack surface to define your strategy accordingly
  • Continuously review your assumptions which were true and valid to ensure they remain true and valid
  • Truly understand your indicators of and controls for current and future security risks
Those concepts of the mantra find themselves in three key pieces to managing the unknown:
  • Testing:
    • Realizing that even if you’re ‘best in class,’ you are never doing enough testing
    • Staying ahead of emerging new threats
  • Assessment:
    • Continuously doing risk assessments with new partners, new tech, new processes and new controls
  • Preparation:
    • Zeroing in on resources, management and technology as opportunities
    • Updating/scaling current or sourcing new tech
    • Understanding your people paradigm and plotting a path forward for your talent
    • Unpacking your processes and optimizing for a secure enterprise

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