Three security priorities for the Asia Pacific region

Sharat Sinha, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Palo Alto Networks

The banking and financial services industry (BFSI) and governments have begun to include cybersecurity as a key part of their business strategy, but organizations within the healthcare industry, telecommunications and manufacturing can do more to ensure that cybersecurity becomes a topic of discussion in the boardroom.

To stay ahead, business leaders must ensure their strategy is continually updated and make the appropriate trade-offs between business opportunity and risks. We are already seeing many large multi-nationals implementing multi-year programs to classify corporate data to focus cybersecurity efforts, but are yet to see this taking off with enterprises in Asia Pacific. 

As we step out of the event following a number of interesting discussions and debates with our global counterparts and partners, our team is invigorated and more prepared for what 2014 has to offer. With a number of key corporate announcements made in the last month, from the acquisition of Cyvera to the launch of Unit 42, the new Palo Alto Networks threat intelligence team led by our CSO Rick Howard, we expect 2014 to be another exciting year for our business in the region. 


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