The IT and security domains in the APAC region are witnessing tremendous transformation with the move to digital. And the move from legacy architecture to the cloud is being driven off the backs of smart endpoint devices - of which mobility is one aspect - making it significant in the security narrative in APAC today, says Vaidyanathan R Iyer, business unit executive - information risk protection for Asia Pacific, at IBM Security.
In the present scenario, the enterprise security posture needs to be fine-tuned to accept a different paradigm in access parameters - which is through the mobile and cloud, Iyer says. "With the advent of mobile and cloud, the challenge is to uplift the traditional security ecosystem to encompass the newer challenges," he says. "Identity is the new perimeter."
The unique challenge is that APAC is not a contiguous geographical or national region: there are numerous different cultural, regulatory and compliance aspects that come into play. With organizations doing business across the region, auditing and governance challenges abound, and practitioners need to recast their governance and auditing models to meet these challenges.
In this exclusive audio interview (player link below image), Iyer shares some insight on how this can be achieved, and also lists some of the regulatory regimes in the region to keep in your sights. Listen to this podcast to learn more about:
- The digital transformation and the security impact of the role mobiles/endpoints play;
- Identity as a perimeter and the concept of agile auditing;
- The slew of compliance and regulatory regimes in the APAC region.
Vaidyanathan R Iyer or Vaidy as he likes to be called, is the business unit executive for IBM Security Solutions in Asia Pacific. He has thirty years of experience in the IT Industry, of which more than fifteen have been in the information security domain. He has been associated with organizations like Apple Computer, Computer Associates, Intransa Inc etc where he has led various initiatives in Sales, Marketing, Channel management, Training and business development. Iyer has been with IBM since March 2009 when he joined global technology services and was responsible for the security product and services business.
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