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Safeguarding the Enterprise Across Multiple Public Clouds

Microsoft's Abbas Kudrati and HCL's Upendra Singh on Zero Trust and Cloud Security
Upendra Singh, head of global IT security, HCL, and Abbas Kudrati, director and chief cybersecurity adviser, APAC, Microsoft

Organizations have created significant security challenges by rapidly migrating applications, data and workloads to multiple public clouds over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Abbas Kudrati, Microsoft's director and chief cybersecurity adviser in APAC, and Upendra Singh, HCL's head of global IT security.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2022, Kudrati and Singh also discuss:

  • The top challenges around multi-cloud posture management;
  • Key issues companies encounter when implementing zero trust;
  • How zero trust adoption has fared in the Asia-Pacific region.

Kudrati leads Microsoft's initiatives and operations to provide thought leadership and strategic direction on the development of Microsoft security products and services, along with deep customer and partner engagement across the Australia, India and ASEAN regions. He consults with governments, critical infrastructure organizations and enterprises to enable them to secure corporate data and manage risk while taking advantage of the opportunities presented by today’s intelligent cloud, intelligent edge world.

Singh is a dynamic results-oriented cybersecurity and risk management leader with strategic vision and extensive experience in cybersecurity transformation, strategy and governance, enterprise security architecture, cyber resilience, security operations, compliance, crisis management, business continuity, program management and vendor management in large enterprises with strong global exposure.

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Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.

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