Leadership & Executive Communication , Training & Security Leadership , Video

Building True Cyber Resilience in 2023

CISO Amit Basu Shares Practical Steps to Test Cyber Resilience
Amit Basu, vice president, CIO and CISO, International Seaways, and CyberEdBoard member

Cyber resilience is "even more critical in the post pandemic world," said Amit Basu, CISO of International Seaways. The NIST framework is a useful tool for developing, testing and maintaining cyber resilience, but too often security teams neglect the "detect" and "respond" functions, he added.

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"We see that organizations tend to focus primarily on the preventive mechanism alone when it comes to cybersecurity, I call it the human tendency, Basu said. "We always try to prevent unwanted incidents but we don't tend to prepare for the worst. However, adopting preventative measures such as "firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, antivirus software and file protection" are "never foolproof."

"Cyber resilience requires a holistic approach that includes entire spectrum of people, processes and technology," states Basu.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Basu discusses:

  • Reframing cyber resilience in a post-pandemic world;
  • Techniques to test the resiliency of incident response plans;
  • The cyber threats International Seaways is most focused on.

Basu is the CIO and CISO at International Seaways, a New York-based tanker company that provides energy transportation services for crude oil and petroleum products worldwide. He has over 30 years of IT experience and almost 25 years of experience in maritime IT leadership roles. He previously served as CIO at Overseas Shipholding Group.

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About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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