It is more critical than ever for companies in India to refresh the technologies and solutions in their cybersecurity infrastructure. Almost 37% of cybersecurity technologies used by companies in India are considered outdated by security and privacy professionals working at these organizations, according to Cisco.
Indian companies consider its cybersecurity infrastructure unreliable (33%) and complex (40%), Cisco reported.
The good news is that companies in India are addressing this by investing in modern cybersecurity technologies to improve their security posture. Nearly 89% companies in India have invested in a 'Zero Trust' strategy, with 44% of organizations are adopting it.
In addition, 88% of respondents said their company is investing in Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture.
These two approaches are crucial to building a strong security posture for companies in the modern cloud-first and application-centric world. Organizations are facing multiple challenges while operating in this environment.
Common problems such as complexity in connecting users to applications and data across various cloud platforms, inconsistent security policies across disparate locations and networks, difficulty in verifying the identity of users and devices, lack of end-to-end visibility of their security infrastructure.
"As they ramp up these efforts, they must focus on building a robust cloud-based, integrated, and highly automated architecture to ensure agility and intelligence in threat remediation and enable visibility and management of newly distributed users and applications,” said Vishak Raman, director, security business, Cisco India.
The SASE architecture is widely seen as an effective way to address these challenges. It combines networking and security functions in the cloud to deliver secure access to applications anywhere users work.
Meanwhile, Zero Trust is a simple concept that involves verifying the identity of each user and device every time they access an organization's network to reduce security risks.