The Microsoft-CrowdStrike BSOD: A Black Swan in Cybersecurity?

The world witnessed a rare event recently : a global outage caused by a bug in cybersecurity software, leading to the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) on countless Microsoft Windows machines. This wasn’t your typical cyberattack, and understanding why


Don’t Sleep on Cybersecurity: Why Cyber Risk Assessments are the Secret Weapon of Successful M&A

The world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is a thrilling one, pulsating with the promise of growth, market dominance, and an exciting new chapter for involved businesses. But amidst the champagne toasts and boardroom negotiations, a crucial element often gets


Part 2: The Buyer’s Cybersecurity Shield: Best Practices for Effective Risk Management in M&A

In our previous post, the importance of cyber risk assessments during M&A was explained thoroughly. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) represent a strategic opportunity for companies to achieve market leadership, expand capabilities, and propel significant growth. However, navigating the complexities of


The Seller’s Guide to Proactive Cybersecurity: Best Practices for M&A Success

In our previous blog, we explained in detail from a buyer’s perspective. This professional guide equips sellers with the knowledge and best practices to confidently navigate M&A negotiations while demonstrating a commitment to robust cybersecurity practices. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)


Understanding and Managing Different Types of Cyber Risks

Cyber risks have become a significant concern for organizations worldwide. These risks come in various forms and can originate from multiple sources. Broadly, cyber risks can be categorized into three main types: Technical Vulnerabilities, Process/Policy Gaps, and Third-Party Risks. Understanding


Understanding SEBI’s Guidelines on Outsourcing for Intermediaries

Introduction The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) provides guidelines for outsourcing of activities by intermediaries. These guidelines are designed to ensure that intermediaries maintain high standards of service and diligence, even when outsourcing certain activities. This blog post


SEBI Framework for Adoption of Cloud Services

Introduction The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has released a comprehensive framework for the adoption of cloud services by SEBI-regulated entities (REs)[1]. This framework aims to provide baseline security standards, ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, and


RBI Master Direction on Information Technology Governance, Risk, Controls, and Assurance Practices

Overview The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released comprehensive directions aimed at enhancing IT governance, risk management, control mechanisms, and assurance practices among regulated entities. Effective from April 1, 2024, these directions consolidate existing guidelines and introduce new measures


The Power of Automation in Compliance Audit Management

In the previous blog, we explored the challenges in manually managing compliance audits. Automation can transform the arduous manual audit and compliance management process into a streamlined, efficient, and accurate system. Here’s how automation can help at each step: 1.


SEBI’s New Framework for Regulated Entities

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has introduced a comprehensive Consultation Paper on a Consolidated Cybersecurity and Cyber Resilience Framework (CSCRF) for SEBI Regulated Entities (REs). This initiative aims to bolster the cybersecurity defenses and resilience mechanisms of these


SEBI Cybersecurity and Cyber Resilience Framework (CSCRF) Announcement

Cybersecurity and Cyber Resilience Framework (CSCRF) for SEBI Regulated Entities (REs) Summary: The 206th Board meeting of SEBI held in Mumbai on June 27th approved the Cybersecurity and Cyber Resilience Framework (CSCRF), a standard-based approach designed to enhance cybersecurity and

Compliance Audit Management – Challenges

Managing audits and compliance in the cybersecurity landscape is a complex and meticulous process. When done manually, it can be incredibly cumbersome, error-prone, and time-consuming. In a previous blog, we explored various facets of Compliance Audit Management. In this blog,

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