Most cloud computing security threats emanate from age-old issues that have been in existence since the pre-cloud days. In addition to mitigating these threats, CISOs and CIOs have to safeguard their infrastructure from the supply chain attacks that have intensified and impacted several businesses since 2020.
In Part 1 of this exclusive two-part series, Dr. Raj Iyer, CIO of the U.S. Army, lays out the vision for 2023-2024, which includes a tectonic shift from on-premises data centers to cloud and modernization and the migration of over 5,000 applications to augment war-fighting capabilities.
Demand for data center infrastructure is growing exponentially due to the rapid rate at which India is digitalizing consumer services. India also has a massive population of nearly 1.4 billion people, so these services will need to be provided at scale and in a short time.
With the growing focus on Kubernetes, containers and serverless, CIOs need to start thinking along the lines of "securing cloud by design" and not as an afterthought. This is critical from both cost and speed perspectives.
While there is no single playbook for doing cloud right, certain standards have been established for better implementation. Cloud enables innovative companies to experiment fast, cheap and often. However, CIOs and tech leaders need to think of cloud as an investment, not an expense.
In the last five years, Africa has seen exponential growth in digital adoption. However, it also saw a rise in cyberattacks, with phishing being the hackers' first choice of attack. What is the current state of cybersecurity, and how are tech leaders dealing with challenges in implementing digital tech?
Mahindra Group has created a smart vision for tech infusion in unique ways. By making technology platforms, the company will create monetizable assets, which will either become part of a larger ecosystem or can even be a direct-to-market offering.
The CIO's role is not only of a cloud orchestrator or operator, they have to also manage the ever-expanding role of cloud, its costs, security of the data in the cloud and the service providers in a multicloud environment.